Aniston, Moore Nab 'Indie Oscar' Nods
The family drama "Lovely & Amazing" led the way with six nominations, while "Far From Heaven," Todd Haynes's homage to Douglas Sirk melodramas of the '50s, racked up five. Both films are up for best feature, along with "The Good Girl," "Secretary" and "Tully."
In what is shaping up to be a hotly contested leading actress category, Jennifer Aniston and Julianne Moore -- both being talked up for Oscar nominations -- made the cut, for "The Good Girl" and "Far From Heaven," respectively. (Moore also was recently named best actress by the National Board of Review.)
Others nominated for best actress include Maggie Gyllenhaal ("Secretary"), Catherine Keener ("Lovely & Amazing") and that indie-film fave Parker Posey ("Personal Velocity").
In the leading male division, newcomer Derek Luke ("Antwone Fisher") is nominated alongside Graham Greene ("Skins"), Danny Huston ("ivans xtc."), Jeremy Renner ("Dahmer") and Campbell Scott ("Roger Dodger").
The nominees were selected from more than 190 submissions, and the winners will be announced at the IFP Independent Spirit Awards ceremony on March 22, 2003 -- one day before next year's Oscars.
Director John Waters ("Hairspray") is returning for a third consecutive year as emcee of the event, which is traditionally held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica.