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It's Awards Season, Where Are the People of Color, Where Is the Syncretism?

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.24.2017 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

My personal experience working in theater, film and television is that evolution and integration are happening, are ongoing. I experienced this on a greater level this past year in film and television than in theater.

This Year's Indie Spirit Award Winners

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment

The 2014 Spirit Awards, Film Independent's annual honors for the year in indie film, were handed out in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday, with "12 Yea...

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...

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...

'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...

With A New CEO, Will The Oscars Get Even More James Franco-y?

ARTINFO | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts

This February the Oscars went to the big costume dramas, as usual, but there were a surprising number of alternative grace notes to the proceedings, f...

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 ...

What is the Greatest (Independent) Film of All Time?

Dawn Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dawn Hudson

The qualities people admire about independent films (as diverse as they are) do ultimately define a unique genre that has far-reaching influence well beyond your local theater.

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...