Spike Jonze and Michelle Williams Go Public

Dawson’s Creek actress Michelle Williams and Being John Malkovich director Spike Jonze were photographed holding hands in New York City Tuesday night.

The pair were snapped on their way to the 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Earlier in the day, Michelle, 28, was seen grabbing coffee and walking around her Brooklyn neighborhood with three-year-old daughter Matilda Ledger.

Williams and Jonze, 39, have been quietly dating since earlier this year, when Michelle auditioned for a role in his upcoming remake of Where the Wild Things Are. Michelle didn’t get the part, but the pair hit upon a personal connection.

More recently, Spike produced the October release Synecdoche, New York, which Michelle starred in.

Tuesday it was announced that Williams was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the Best Female Lead category for her upcoming film Wendy and Lucy. She portrays a quirky lady (Wendy) who travels with her dog (Lucy) to Alaska for a summer job.

Synecdoche, New York was nominated, as well, in the Best First Feature and Best Screenplay categories.