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  • Surprise and confirmation in Spirit Awards nominations

    Surprise and confirmation in Spirit Awards nominations
    It’s not only actors and filmmakers who get excited about something like the Spirit Awards nominations announcement. One could argue that such things are actually more meaningful (and closely watched) by executives and producers. The nominations...
  • Spirit Award noms a timely stamp of approval for deserving films

    "12 Years a Slave," which led the way Tuesday in Spirit Award nominations, has been screening for film academy members since its strong debut earlier this fall at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals. Despite a wealth of opportunities, many Oscar...
  • Complete list of Independent Spirit Awards winners and nominees

    The Steve McQueen 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. Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won...
  • '12 Years a Slave' leads Film Independent Spirit Award noms

    '12 Years a Slave' leads Film Independent Spirit Award noms
    Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," the acclaimed, unflinching look at the brutality of slavery in America, earned the most nominations Tuesday for the 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards. The film received seven nominations including, best picture,...
  • Oscars 2014: Karen O, U2, Idina Menzel to perform at ceremony

    Oscars 2014: Karen O, U2, Idina Menzel to perform at ceremony
    This year's Academy Awards ceremony promises to feature a Grammy-worthy lineup of musical performers, with indie rocker Karen O, Broadway star Idina Menzel and arena-rock veterans U2 now set to join previously announced singer-producer-rapper Pharrell...
  • Oscars 2014: Was Wednesday the busiest day of TV campaigning ever?

    Oscars 2014: Was Wednesday the busiest day of TV campaigning ever?
    Like politicians on a whistle-stop tour before a big election, this year's Academy Award nominees have flocked to TV talk shows in recent weeks. But no day may have seen as much of that flocking as Wednesday, when everywhere one looked — morning,...
  • 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...
  • Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull

    Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull
    When the Steve McQueen drama "12 Years a Slave" was named best feature at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Brad Pitt — who had a role in the movie and produced it via his company, Plan B Entertainment — took the stage but did not...
  • Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins despite Woody Allen's troubles

    Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins despite Woody Allen's troubles
    Would she or wouldn't she? If she won the Oscar for lead actress, would Cate Blanchett utter the "W" word? Fairly or not, that was a question surrounding the star of "Blue Jasmine," who took the trophy for her portrayal of a fallen New York socialite in...
  • '12 Years a Slave' wins big at Film Independent Spirit Awards

    '12 Years a Slave' wins big at Film Independent 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...
  • Academy Awards 2014: Readying for red carpet is serious work

    Academy Awards 2014: Readying for red carpet is serious work
    For most Oscar viewers, the red carpet is little more than a fluffy delight — a few hours filled with insanely expensive dresses, over-caffeinated commentators and false modesty. But for Joe Lewis, whose job is to make sure the red carpet is ready...