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Film Independent Spirit Awards

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  • Ted Turner Tapped for Film Independent Humanitarian Award

    Film Independent has announced that Ted Turner has been selected to be first recipients of its Humanitarian Award. The kudo is aimed at recognizing an individual in the world of film and television whose work has demonstrated a deep commitment to...
  • Film academy to consider CEO Dawn Hudson's contract

    Film academy to consider CEO Dawn Hudson's contract
    In her nearly three years as chief executive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dawn Hudson has earned her share of praise and criticism. On Tuesday night, the board of governors is expected to consider renewing her deal, which expires in...
  • 'Holy Land' Filmmaker Launches Production Company, Plans Al Qaeda Movie

    Eitan Gorlin, producer 2001 Israeli movie "The Holy Land," has formed film production company Detente613 with backing from Peter Chernoff and Reuven Kahane. Detente613 is developing "The Shot That No One Heard," centered on Al Qaeda's lesser-known...
  • Patton Oswalt's live-bird stunt for Spirit Awards gets grounded

    Patton Oswalt's live-bird stunt for Spirit Awards gets grounded
    Patton Oswalt's wings have been clipped. A week after the actor, comedian and Spirit Awards host declared his intention to replace the ceremony's usual avian-themed trophies with live birds, show organizer Film Independent announced that those plans...
  • Lisa Cholodenko Set as Guest Director for L.A. Film Festival

    The Los Angeles Film Festival has tapped filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right," "High Art") as guest director. The festival, now in its 20th anniversary, takes place June 11-19 in downtown Los Angeles. Past guest directors include David O....
  • Lupita Nyong'o is People's 'Most Beautiful': What's her next move?

    Lupita Nyong'o is People's 'Most Beautiful': What's her next move?
    Less than a year ago, hardly anyone knew who Lupita Nyong'o was. This week she graces the cover of People as the magazine's most beautiful person, continuing her red-hot streak. "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old...
  • At Oscar after-parties, stars old and new mingle

    At Oscar after-parties, stars old and new mingle
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — If you’re curious about the big difference between Oscar night’s two main after-parties, the Governors Ball and the Vanity Fair party, consider this: The buzzy happening at the Governors Ball, the academy&...
  • 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards red carpet: Lupita Nyong'o, Jared Leto and more

     
    While the stars stepped out the day before the Oscars in Santa Monica, Calif. for the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Award season darling Lupita Nyong'o dazzled again as she picked up her statue for Best Supporting Female, plus more of the...
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014 winners list: Jared Leto, 'Fruitvale Station' and more

     
    The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards air on Saturday (March 1) at 10 p.m. on IFC, but the awards were given out earlier in the day in Santa Monica, Calif. The big winners included Jared Leto for "Dallas Buyers Club," "Fruitvale Station" and more....
  • Hollywood Weathers the Storm for 86th Academy Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After a blustery few days of torrential downpours, Hollywood appears ready for smooth sailing at the Academy Awards. The 86th annual Oscar ceremony kicks off Sunday night from the Dolby Theatre. Unlike the stormy hosting of Seth...
  • Best feature film '12 Years a Slave' sweeps Spirit Awards

    The period drama "12 Years a Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. It won in all but two categories in which it was nominated....