Angelina Jolie Nominated for Indie Spirit Award

11/27/2007 at 02:10 PM EST

Angelina Jolie Nominated for Indie Spirit Award
Angelina Jolie
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Angelina Jolie is already attracting movie awards attention.

Jolie was nominated Tuesday for a Spirit Award for her role in A Mighty Heart, which was co-produced by Brad Pitt and based on the life of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl.

"She could make any film she wants," Dawn Hudson of Film Independent, which gives the awards, said after the announcement. "It's a feat for such a movie star to be so much in that role."

Jolie, who plays Pearl's wife, has never been nominated for a Spirit Award, though she won an Oscar and Golden Globe in 2000 for Girl, Interrupted.

Her competition includes Sienna Miller (Interview), Ellen Page (Juno), Parker Posey (Broken English), and Tang Wei (Lust, Caution).

Other nominees included Cate Blanchett (I'm Not There), Don Cheadle (Talk to Me) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Savages).

Zach Braff and Lisa Kudrow, both past nominees of Spirit Awards (Braff won for 2004's Garden State), announced this year's nominees.

"I was a giant fan of The Comeback, her show on HBO, I just loved it so much," Braff told PEOPLE of Kudrow. "Every free moment I've gotten with her today, I've been telling her how much I love The Comeback."

The Spirit Awards, held the day before the Oscars, will air live on IFC on Feb. 23.

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