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Independent Spirit Awards

Sally Kirkland's Triumphant Return in 'Archaeology of a Woman'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.09.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

This week, making its New York City premiere, Writer/Director Sharon Greytak's gripping Archaeology of a Woman, plunges deeper into the portrait of dementia and its disturbing effects than any other recent film on the subject.

Why The Independent Spirit Awards May Set A New Record

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.01.2014 | Entertainment

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — "12 Years a Slave" rolled at the Spirit Awards, winning five awards including best feature at the annual independent fil...

Christopher Rosen

Melonie Diaz Is An Awards-Season Underdog | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment

"Fruitvale Station" co-star Melonie Diaz hasn't been mentioned as a possible Oscar contender for Best Supporting Actress as often as category favorite...

'12 Years A Slave' Earns Another Huge Honor

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The race to Oscar has officially begun, as the slavery exploration "12 Years a Slave" was nominated Tuesday for a leading seven S...

Joan Scheckel's Renaissance

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

Joan Scheckel's Los Angeles based filmmaking labs are housed in the quickly developing artist hub amongst Perry Rubenstein Gallery and Regen Projects, leading the way for a new Hollywood Renaissance.

YEA OR NAY: Kerry Goes Head-To-Toe Floral

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.26.2013 | Black Voices

Kerry Washington feted the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday in a head-to-toe floral ensemble. While most of the looks at the annual event we...

PHOTOS: Jennifer Lawrence Flashes Major Sideboob At Independent Spirit Awards

Posted 02.25.2013 | Style

We're used to Jennifer Lawrence pulling out all the stops on the red carpet. Have you seen all of the Dior couture she's rocked this award show season...

Sasha Bronner

BULLIES? | Sasha Bronner | Posted 09.04.2013 | Los Angeles

The Independent Spirit Awards are stereotyped as a drunken, casual, beachside soiree that takes place the day before the classy people step out for th...

PHOTOS: Stars Go Casual At The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams & Ellie Krupnick | Posted 02.24.2013 | Style

With stylists, hair dressers, makeup artists and the actors themselves feverishly prepping for the Oscars on Sunday, several Hollywood stars took a mu...

How To Win A Coveted Spirit Award!

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Alexander Hess

Writer/director Jonathan Lisecki's out-of-the-gate feature Gayby catapulted him from relative East-Village-artist obscurity to dancing with the Hollywood big boys in a matter of months. But success didn't come overnight, he points out.

Salma Hayek To Guest-Star On '30 Rock' Grand Finale

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2013 | Latino Voices

Salma Hayek will be there when 30 Rock closes its doors for good. Entertainment Weekly reported that the actress will return as a guest-star on the sh...

Young Actress Back To Regular Life After Starring In Buzzy Film

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment

HOUMA, La. — She was just nominated for a Spirit Award for her leading role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," and there's buzz that Golden Globe...

'Silver Linings Playbook' Director Reacts To Award Nominations, Talks Possible Damon Collaboration

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment

Earlier on Tuesday, "Silver Linings Playbook" -- the shockingly sweet (at least for a David O. Russell directed film) comedy-drama starring Jennifer L...

Independent Spirit Awards Nominate 'Silver Linings Playbook,' 'Moonrise Kingdom'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment

Film Independent announced its nominees for the 2013 Spirit Awards, and indie favorites "Silver Linings Playbook," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "...

Seth Rogen Blasts Brett Ratner, Chris Brown And Mel Gibson At Spirit Awards

Posted 04.26.2012 | Entertainment

Move over, Ricky Gervais and Billy Crystal. Seth Rogen was the emcee at the 27th annual Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday ...

'The Artist,' Michelle Williams, Shailene Woodley Among Independent Spirit Award Winners

Posted 04.26.2012 | Entertainment

Film Independent gave out its Spirit Awards for the 27th time on Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica, Calif. While the telecast of the ceremony -- host...

25 Years After Anna, Sally Kirkland Reflects on the Oscar Race for Best Actress

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.23.2012 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

In Kirkland, a star was born -- in her forties. Kirkland's Anna, a faded Czech star stumbling into Manhattan striving for a new beginning, is just as stunning 25 years later.

Seth Rogen To Host Independent Spirit Awards

Posted 02.12.2012 | Entertainment

After sticking up for James Franco and his controversial hosting stint, it looks like Seth Rogen is going to be manning the podium this time. The ...

Harmony Santana, Transgender Actress, Nominated for Independent Spirit Award

Asher Huey | Posted 02.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Asher Huey

Last week transgender actress Harmony Santana was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards for her performance in Gun Hill Road. From what I can tell, she seems to be the first trans actress nominated for a major Hollywood award.

George Clooney, Brad Pitt Begin High Stakes Showdown

Posted 02.03.2012 | Entertainment

Being smack dab in the middle of the prestige movie season means two things: one, the public gets to see Hollywood's best films of the year; and two, ...

Oscars 2012: Reading This Week's Critical Tea Leaves

John Lopez | Posted 02.01.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

Though the Spirit Awards are more like the Oscar's spunky little sister -- the one who wears black nail polish and will blow her rent on boots -- they can be an important heat-builder.

Director Fires Expletive At Awards Show

Posted 01.29.2012 | Entertainment

Kevin Smith has a very dedicated core audience for his comic books, podcasts and films, but the nominating committee at the Independent Spirit Awards,...

Indie Spirit Awards 2011: Chilly Day at the Beach

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Prior to the show (on that cold red carpet) and during, I caught up with some of the nominees and attendees and chatted about the awards and their respective projects.

The Independent Spirit Awards' Best-Dressed: Who Looked Cool In The Cold?

The Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The Independent Spirit Awards traditionally take place in Santa Monica the night before the Oscars. It's usually, you know, much more independent and ...

'Black Swan' Wins Big Saturday Night

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The ballet thriller "Black Swan" won four prizes Saturday at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film, including best pict...