Thursday, December 8, 2016

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

Two distinctly American odysseys, Andrea Arnold’s teens-on-the-road film “American Honey” and Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” led the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations Tuesday with six nods each, including best feature and best director.

Other best-feature...

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Spotlight (Open Road Films) came up the big winner at the Film Independent Spirit Awards held today (Saturday, 2/27) in Santa Monica, earning Best Picture distinction, Best Director for Tom McCarthy, Best Editor for Tom McArdle, Best Screenplay for...

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, announced the winners of its three Spirit Awards filmmaker grants on Saturday (1/9) at its annual Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch held at BOA Steakhouse in...

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced nominations for the 2016 Spirit Awards. Nominees for Best Feature are Anomalisa, Beasts of No...

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent, announced that actress Jessica Chastain (The Martian, A Most Violent Year, Interstellar, Tree of Life) has been named Honorary Chair for this year’s Spirit Awards. Chastain was nominated for a Spirit Award for...

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

A day before it may soar at the Oscars, “Birdman” spread its wings at the 30th Independent Film Spirit Awards, winning best picture, best actor for Michael Keaton and best cinematography.

The elegantly stitched together backstage comedy came away the...

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Director Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) are the early headliners on the awards show circuit, thus far spanning the Film Independent...

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) led the 2015 Film Independent Spirits Award nominations pack with six--Best Feature, Best Director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Cinematography for Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, Best Actor for Michael Keaton,...