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Independent Spirit Awards

'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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 ...

Chronicling Black Panthers, Award-Winning Director Knows Where Night Catches Us

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Tanya Hamilton made Night Catches Us as both a personal exploration and as an examination of the other side of the civil rights struggle -- the black power movement.

The Spirits vs. the Oscars

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

What can the newly announced Spirit Award nominations tell us about the upcoming Oscar race? Perhaps we should start with what they can't tell us.

2010 Oscar Season Gifting Suites

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

It appears to be a record-breaking year for gifting suites as HuffPost attended a dozen of them in the week leading up to the Academy and Independent Spirit Awards. Believe it or not, there were more than the ones listed below.

"Precious" Sweeps Indie Spirit Awards (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

"Precious" swept the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards on Friday, nabbing awards in each of the five categories it was nominated, including Best Pic...

Veteran's Day Special: Coming Down to Earth with "Occupation: Dreamland"

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

The massacre at Fort Hood is a stark reminder of the need to guard against becoming numb against the horrors our soldiers face in war. Fortunately, the film "Occupation: Dreamland" fills that void.

Hugh Mistake: Oscars and All That Schmaltz

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Oscar telecast was a bloated and overdone spectacle that left us bewildered, unenthusiastic and exhausted. The show wasn't a complete train wreck, but it came pretty close.

Mickey Rourke's Spirit Award Speech: Hilarious & Curse-Laden (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Mickey Rourke won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Actor Saturday and gave a long, ranging acceptance speech thanking everything from his de...

Spirit Awards: "The Wrestler," Penelope & Franco Win Big (PHOTOS)

AP/Huffington Post Slideshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The sports comeback tale "The Wrestler" was picked as best picture Saturday at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film an...

Independent Spirit Awards : Three-Way Tie At The Top

Huffington Post via Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Hollywood Reporter examines the three-way tie at the top of the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards: With six nominations each, "Ballast," a drama abo...

Angelina Jolie Pregnant: Bump On Display At Spirit Awards Confirms News

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Angelina Jolie and partner Brad Pitt arrived at the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 with pregnancy n...