All posts tagged "Independent Spirit Awards"

  • Precursors
    Independent Spirit Awards Go for ‘Birdman’ and Richard Linklater

    Winners of the 30th annual Independent Spirit Awards have been announced and I think we may have...

  • Trailer/Clips
    Teaser Trailer for ‘Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter’ Starring Independent Spirit Nominee Rinko Kikuchi

    In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a...

  • News
    Independent Spirit Awards Go Crazy for ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Birdman,’ and ‘Selma’

    The Independent Spirit Awards weighed in on their choices for the best in cinema for the year....

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: Independent Spirit Awards Preview

    The Independent Spirit Awards will weigh in on the year of independent cinema, Tuesday, November 25.  Since...

  • News
    Independent Spirit Awards Winners Include ’12 Years a Slave’ and Steve McQueen

    The Independent Spirit Awards have been given out with Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave emerging as...

  • Article
    2014 Independent Spirit Awards Predictions

    The day before the Academy Awards each year, the Independent Spirit Awards are held, obstensibly to give...

  • Editor
    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 74: The Wolf, The Hustle, and Academy Idol Results

    Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things...

  • News
    ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ nearly sweeps the Independent Spirit Awards!

    Potentially previewing tomorrow night’s Oscar ceremony, Silver Linings Playbook had an excellent showing at the Independent Spirit Awards. Winning in all but one of the categories that it was nominated for, there’s clearly some love for David O. Russell’s film. You can take issue with the way the Spirit Awards handles its...

  • Article
    Previewing the Independent Spirit Awards!

    I’ve often said that my favorite awards show each year usually winds up being the Independent Spirit Awards. Part of that has to do with how the nominees often reflect my tastes more so than many other awards, but also I just really enjoy how unpredictable they can be. It’s not a...

  • News
    Independent Spirit Awards will be held February 23, 2013!

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…the Independent Spirit Awards are consistently my favorite of all the awards shows/precursors during the slow march to the Oscars (and most of the time, I honestly prefer it to the Academy Awards anyway). Of course, this means I get irrationally excited for the...

  • Award Profile
    Awards Profile: Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Directed By: Benh Zeitlin Written By: Lucy Alibar, Behn Zeitlin Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry Synopsis (from IMDB): Faced with her father’s fading health and environmental changes that release an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy leaves her Delta-community home in search of her mother.

  • Precursors
    ‘The Artist’ dominates the Independent Spirit Awards

    Definitely not the outcome that I was expecting (or predicting for that matter), but hey…that’s the name of the game. Below is full list of winners from the Spirit Awards, and the rare group of winners from this show that will likely closely mirror Oscar. Go figure. Anyway, here they are: Best...

  • Article
    Previewing the Spirit Awards

    There’s probably no awards show I like more year in and year out than the Independent Spirit Awards. It’s quirky as can be and tends to honor films the Academy wouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole. As always, there’s some crossover with Oscar, but no more than usual (though ‘The Artist’...

  • Film Reviews
    Pariah (***½)

    “I am broken. I am broken open. Breaking is freeing. Broken is freedom.  I am not broken.  I am free.” – Alike (Adepero Oduye). Dedication and commitment to a message have made many film projects become realities.  For Dee Rees, it was her own life’s experiences which made her 2007 short film...

  • News
    Seth Rogen will Host the Spirit Awards!

    I’m always a big fan of the Independent Spirit Awards, especially since their host usually gets to have more fun than most.  This year should be a real treat, since Seth Rogen was asked to host the show.  Here’s the story from The Hollywood Reporter: Film Independent has tapped Seth Rogen to host the...

  • News
    Independent Spirit Award Nominations

    Best Feature: 50/50 Beginners Drive Take Shelter The Artist The Descendants Best Director category: Mike Mills (Beginners) Nicholas W Refn ( Drive) Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter) Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) Alexander Payne (The Descendants) Best Int’l Film: A Separation Melancholia Shame The Kid With a Bike Tyrranasaur

  • Article
    Independent Spirit Awards Preview

    The Independent Spirt Award nominations are fast approaching and they’re one of my very favorite awards of the season.  Besides being s slightly edgier show, one of their many other charms is how unpredictable their nominee slate usually is, and I expect that to be the case again this year.  That makes...

  • Article
    Awards Calender

    Since the Awards Season is near, I am here to make sure everybody is up to speed on when nominations will be announced and when the awards will be handed out. Below is a calender of all the events to keep an eye out for this Awards Season. NOVEMBER Nov 28th Gotham Independent Film Awards...

  • Article
    Sayonara, Summer!

    The Big Boys By Robert Hamer And so the summer flies by, and we Oscar prognosticators can steel ourselves for the “real” contenders to roll out over the fall and winter months.  But as we look forward to how this season shapes up, what can we take from this year’s summer slate? ...