Lance Hammer’s Ballast came up big in nominations for the 2009 Spirit Awards on Tuesday. The awards presentation takes place on February 21st on IFC. Hammer and his Ballast cast and crew were nominated in five categories, including Best Feature and Best Director.
Other Best Feature noms were Frozen River, Rachel Getting Married, Wendy and Lucy, and The Wrestler. Nominated for Best Director were Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop), Jonathan Demme (Rachel Getting Married), Lance Hammer (Ballast), Courtney Hunt (Frozen River), Thomas McCarthy (The Visitor).
Complete list (IFC)