Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega has received a 2011 Independent Spirit Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Jack Goes Boating. The film also earned nominations for Best Supporting Actor (John Ortiz) and Best First Screenplay (Bob Glaudini’s adaptation of his 2007 off-Broadway play). The nominations were announced on November 30 in advance of an awards ceremony to be held in Santa Monica, CA, on February 26, 2011, hosted by Joel McHale.
The forthcoming movie adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole nabbed four Independent Spirit Award nominations, including nods for John Cameron Mitchell’s direction, Lindsay-Abaire’s screenplay and Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart’s leading performances as a couple grieving the death of their young son.
Rubin-Vega is headed back to the New York stage on December 13 in the New Group’s off-Broadway production of Blood from a Stone. In addition to her Tony nominations for Rent and Anna in the Tropics, she co-starred in the off-Broadway premiere of Jack Goes Boating alongside Ortiz and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who directed the film and reprised his starring role as a sad-sack limo driver.