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Film Independent Spirit Awards

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  • Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell to host Film Independent Spirit Awards

    Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell to host Film Independent Spirit Awards
    The Film Independent Spirit Awards are doubling down on hosts this year, enlisting Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell to emcee the freewheeling beachside ceremony. The "Portlandia" co-creator and the "House of Lies" actress will preside over the first live...
  • Director Ana Lily Amirpour on Iranian vampires and weird SoCal towns

    Director Ana Lily Amirpour on Iranian vampires and weird SoCal towns
    A statuesque young man with family troubles. An abusive pimp with diabolical facial hair. And a lithe young vampire who wears a chador and rides a skateboard. All of these were set to a Sergio Leone-ish soundtrack, filmed in lush black-and-white...
  • Five actors who gave their all to smaller roles in 2014

    Five actors who gave their all to smaller roles in 2014
    Amid all the attention paid to lead and supporting actors and their award chances this time of year, it's time for The Envelope's annual look at a few of the performers who shined just as brightly in their far briefer moments onscreen. W. Earl Brown,...
  • 'Game of Thrones,' 'True Detective,' 'Transparent' lead WGA TV nominations

    'Game of Thrones,' 'True Detective,' 'Transparent' lead WGA TV nominations
    HBO's "Silicon Valley" and Amazon's "Transparent" were among the newbie standouts in this year's TV nominees for the Writers Guild Awards. Both shows earned noms for comedy series as well as for new series. "Transparent" made it a trifecta with a nom for...
  • Gotham awards: 'Birdman' flies as Inarritu, Linklater swap speeches

    A topsy-turvy awards day began with “Boyhood” and matured into “Birdman,” as the two dramas traded prizes at a pair of East Coast institutions. The Richard Linklater film kicked off the post-Thanksgiving awards burst by taking top...
  • 'CitizenFour,' documentary about Edward Snowden, will play at the Naro

    'CitizenFour,' documentary about Edward Snowden, will play at the Naro
     "CitizenFour," the award-winning documentary about controversial whistle blower Edward Snowden, will play at the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk on Wednesday night.  The film earned the top award last Friday night from the International Documentary...
  • Oscar race is crowded for best picture, screenplay

    It's the most wonderful time of the year with critics' prizes and best-ofs bestowing a bounty of gifts on this year's Oscar contenders. What movies are closing in on a best picture nomination? A look at that race and the contests for original and...
  • Darren Aronofsky to Be Jury President at Berlin

    LONDON -- American director, screenwriter and producer Darren Aronofsky will be jury president of the 65th Berlin Intl. Film Festival. "Darren Aronofsky has distinguished himself as an outstanding protagonist in contemporary auteur cinema. In his...
  • 'Birdman,' 'Nightcrawler,' 'Selma' lead indie Spirit Award nominations

    'Birdman,' 'Nightcrawler,' 'Selma' lead indie Spirit Award nominations
    Alejándro G. Iñárritu’s “Birdman” dominated the nominations Tuesday for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards, earning six -- for best film, director, lead actor for Michael Keaton, supporting actor for Edward Norton and supporting...
  • Indie Spirit Awards boost 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood'

    Indie Spirit Awards boost 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood'
    Nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced Tuesday. And with them arrived the usual grumbling from some quarters that the movies leading the way -- "Birdman," "Boyhood," "Selma" and "Nightcrawler" -- lacked true indie cred...
  • IFC Expands Original Programming Team

    IFC has expanded its programming team to bolster a growing roster of original series. The promotion and exec appointments come seven months after producer Peter Aronson joined IFC as exec VP of original programming and production. Christine Lubrano...