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Film Independent Spirit Awards

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  • '12 Years a Slave' receives seven Spirit Award nominations

    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,...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations

    "12 Years a Slave" landed three Gotham Independent Film Award nominations on Thursday morning, leading all other movies, in a nod to its growing momentum as awards season kicks off. The Fox Searchlight drama that opened to rave reviews last week earned...
  • 'Fruitvale Station' arrives, and thoughts turn to Oscar

    You may have missed it for the racket produced by the majority of movies currently going boom-boom — or, in the case of "The Lone Ranger," bust-bust — at the multiplex. But with the arrival of Sundance Film Festival sensation "Fruitvale...
  • Sean McManus Steps Down as Co-President of Film Independent

    Sean McManus has decided to step down as co-president of Film Independent, the organization behind the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival. McManus has been with Film Independent for 15 years and served as co-president with Josh Welsh for a...
  • Indie Spirit Awards Add Editing Category, Returning to IFC

    When the 29th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards take place on March 1, they will not only return to IFC as part of a new two-year deal with the cabler, they will also have a newly added category for editing. The Indie Spirits made these announcements...
  • First Look: John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as Gay Grooms in 'Love is Strange'

    John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are headed to the chapel in this first released image of the upcoming dramatic comedy "Love is Strange," provided exclusively to Variety. Lithgow and Molina play a gay New York couple who finally decide to tie the knot...
  • Patton Oswalt to Host Spirit Awards

    Patton Oswalt will host the 29th annual Independent Spirit Awards. The 2014 ceremony, honoring the best in independent film, will take place on March 1 in Santa Monica with the broadcast airing that evening at 10 p.m. ET/PT on IFC. Nominations will be...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...
  • Spirit Noms Analysis: 'All Is Lost,' 'Fruitvale Station,' 'Short Term 12′ Join Must-See List

    "12 Years a Slave" and "Nebraska" may have earned the most nominations for the Indie Spirit Awards, but the biggest beneficiaries could be films including "All is Lost" (pictured), "Blue Jasmine," "Before Midnight," "Enough Said," "Fruitvale Station"...
  • Scarlett Johansson and 'Her' Voice Ineligible for Golden Globes

    Scarlett Johansson will not compete in the Golden Globes race for "Her," sources confirm to Variety, as she is ineligible in the HFPA's best supporting actress category. Johansson remains eligible in the best supporting actress category for SAG Awards...
  • New York Times Stages Online Indie Film Fest With L.A.'s Film Independent (Exclusive)

    The New York Times is hosting its first indie film festival on the Internet, streaming four titles on NYTimes.com for free during September, extending bicoastal relationship with Los Angeles-based nonprofit org Film Independent. Old Gray Lady lined up...