Cody Nabs Award Nomination
Local girl made good Diablo Cody, a former City Pages contributor and current Hollywood hot property, has been nominated for a 2008 Independent Spirit Award for her screenplay for Juno, which opens in the Twin Cities December 14. The Best New Screenplay nomination confirms some of the early buzz about the film and Cody, who is already the subject of Oscar speculation. Juno also received three other Independent Spirit nominations: Best Feature, Best Director (Jason Reitman), and Best Female Lead (Ellen Page). The awards ceremony honors independent films with budgets under $20 million. It will be televised February 23 on the Independent Film Channel and AMC.