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.
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.
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.