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Amir's Thank Yous

8 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Editor's Note: I asked Team Experience to tell us what they're thankful for this year during the holiday weekend. Here's Amir in the cinematic spirit.

Amir here. As a quick browse through the comments sections on my box office columns can attest, many readers of this website think that I'm the Grinch. It's hard to blame them but the truth is that, if we move away from the dross that Hollywood offers in thousands of theaters, I enjoy quite a healthy relationship with contemporary cinema. Here, for a change of mood, is a positive, complaint-free post.

I'm thankful...

For, first and foremost, Tiff as an organization in Toronto, especially their year-around programming of older films and for the festival that doesn’t just bring great cinema to the city, but great people, too. (If not for this festival, how else could I attract Nathaniel and Nick to town for shared screenings and dinner? »

- Amir S.

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Justin Kurzel’s All-Star ‘Macbeth’ Adaptation Set To Be Very Dark

13 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Snowtown director Justin Kurzel is turning his directorial hand to Shakespeare with next year’s new adaptation of MacBeth – and with an all-star cast including Marion Cotillard, Michael Fassbender, Sean Harris, David Thewlis and Paddy Considine, the film is set to be one of the big films of 2015.

We caught up with actor Ross Anderson (full interview coming soon!) who plays Rosse in the film and, after discussing his work in Unbroken and The Silent Storm, we were just able to get a little inside perspective on MacBeth.

Despite being cast alongside some of his childhood heroes, being part of this incredible cast hasn’t seemed to intimidate Anderson. Here’s what he had to say about just what makes this adaptation of the Shakespearean classic so different to what has come before.

“It’s presented in a very raw, human way. It’s pretty mind-blowing,” Anderson said. Having acted »

- Amanda Keats

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2015 Indie Spirit Award Nom Surprises & Snubs: Where is The Skeleton Twins, Miles Teller & The Better Angels?

16 hours ago | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Question. What do The Skeleton TwinsThe Better Angels and actor Miles Teller have in common? There’ll always be some head-scratcher surprises and snubs and the 2015 Indie Spirit award nominations are no different. It goes with the territory. As we tend to some wounds, we access those that were criminally overlooked in the key categories. Here is a glance at some of the shoulda, woulda and coulda.

Best Feature

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

Love is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

Falling below the 21 million mark set by the Indie Spirit folks, it is indeed an odd year when a major studio release figures among the fives noms. Considering that Ava DuVernay is an indie talent, I didn’t think her film would be part of the equation. That said, it was a given that Boyhood and the more deserving Birdman and Whiplash would all face off. In »

- Eric Lavallee

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2015 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations announced: Birdman, Boyhood, Nightcrawler among leaders

25 November 2014 10:43 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Film Independent Spirit Awards are back with their list of the 2015 nominations. Leading the pack is the existential comedy Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) with a whopping six nominations, including one for actor Michael Keaton and one for director Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Closely following with a solid five nominations are Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma.

Boyhood (read our review here) is Richard Linklater’s ultimate character study, which filmed over the course of a decade, creates a time-lapse examination like no other before it. The film follows six year old Texas boy Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane, through his childhood years as he transitions into the life of a young adult ready to take on college. Boyhood received nominations for best film, director, editor, supporting actor and actress. It is bold experiment in film and should prove a serious awards contender.

Nightcrawler (read our review here) marks Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut. »

- William Fanelli

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Birdman Soars At The 2015 Spirit Awards

25 November 2014 7:03 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As 2014 winds down, the film industry is kicking into awards season once again, with today revealing nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards. As many predicted, Birdman is leading the pack with six nominations, including one for Best Picture. Other big winners at the moment include Selma, Nightcrawler and Whiplash.

The Spirit Awards will be held on February 21st, 2015, just one day before the Oscars. Below is a detailed listing of the nominees, check them out and let us know what you think in the comments section.

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood – Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love is Strange – Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Selma – Producers: Christian Colson, »

- Robert Kojder

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Birdman leads Spirit Awards nominations

25 November 2014 2:27 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Birdman, a dark comedy about show business, took flight Tuesday with a leading six nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Star Michael Keaton and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu picked up nominations for the film from Fox Searchlight.

Nods also went to its supporting actors Emma Stone and Edward Norton and to cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.

Collecting five nominations each were the coming-of-age drama Boyhood, the Martin Luther King Jr.biopic Selma, and the noir thriller Nightcrawler.

Other films recognized in the best feature category included Whiplash and Love is Strange, both of which received four nominations.

Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna announced the nominees live from the W Hotel in Hollywood. The awards recognize achievements in independent film, and Oscar hopefuls are sprinkled throughout each category.

Nods in the male lead category went to David Oyelowo for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in SelmaJake Gyllenhall for »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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30th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

25 November 2014 2:22 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Film Independent announced nominations for the 2015 Spirit Awards this morning.

Film Independent President Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at the W Hollywood, with actors Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna presenting the nominations. Watch Here.

Nominees for Best Feature included Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Boyhood, Love is Strange, Selma and Whiplash.

“As we celebrate 30 years of great independent film,” said Josh Welsh, President of Film Independent, “this year’s nominees are an astonishingly strong group of films and filmmakers which demonstrate the uniqueness of vision we honor at this show.”

Inherent Vice was selected to receive the Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast. The Altman Award was created in 2008 in honor of legendary director Robert Altman who was known for creating extraordinary ensemble casts.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is a testament to the »

- Michelle McCue

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"Birdman" Tops Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

25 November 2014 12:35 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" received the most nods from the Independent Spirit Awards! Nominations were announced today, and "Birdman" got 6 noms including Best Feature, Director, Editing, Male Lead (Michael Keaton), Supporting Female (Emma Stone), and Supporting Male for Edward Norton.

Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler," and Ava Duvernay's "Selma" each received 5 nominations.

We'll find out the winners on Saturday, February 21st.

Here's the full list of nominees for the

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood

Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love is Strange

Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Selma

Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey

Whiplash

Producers: Jason Blum, »

- Manny

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Birdman leads Film Independent Spirit Awards with 6 nominations

25 November 2014 12:20 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced.

Birdman leads with six nominations including Best Feature, as well as nods for stars Michael Keaton and Emma Stone and director Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma have each received five nominations, which were announced by Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna in Hollywood.

The Best Female Lead category sees Marion Cotillard take on Julianne Moore, Tilda Swinton, Jenny Slate and Rinko Kikuchi. Meanwhile, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Lithgow, David Oyelowo, André Benjamin and Michael Keaton will battle it out in the Best Male Lead category.

The awards will be handed out on February 21, the day before the Oscars takes place.

The full 2015 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations:

Best Feature

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

Love is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

Best Director

Damien Chazelle - Whiplash

Ava DuVernay - Selma

Alejandro G. Iñárritu - Birdman or »

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2015 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced! Birdman, Nightcrawler and Selma Lead the Pack

25 November 2014 11:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations are here! Birdman, Michael Keaton's latest drama about an aging, washed-up actor, leads the pack with a whopping six nominations, including Best Director, Best Feature, Best Male Lead and more. Selma, Nightcrawler and Boyhood follow with five nominations each. As for which Hollywood actors scored Indie Spirit noms this year, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Marion Cotillard, Jake Gyllenhaal, Julianne Moore and Tilda Swinton are all up for awards. Here's a complete list of the nominees for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards: Best »

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The 2015 Spirit Award Nominations

25 November 2014 10:59 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Independent Spirit Awards have revealed the full list of contenders for their 2015 awards which celebrate the best in independent movies. The Michael Keaton-led "Birdman" leads the list with six nominations. "Boyhood," "Nightcrawler" and "Selma" are in a three-way fight for second with three nominations each.

Two awards have already been announced with the Robert Altman award given to Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" and a Special Distinction Award handed out to Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" which was ineligible for other awards due to its budget. Notable snubs include "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything," "Wild," "St. Vincent," "Cake," "The Homesman," "Black or White" and major studio films like "Unbroken".

Other notable inclusions this year are "Whiplash,""Love is Strange," "A Most Violent Year," "The Immigrant," "Mommy," "Under the Skin," "Obvious Child," "Still Alice," "Force Majeure," "Only Lovers Left Alive," "Blue Ruin," "Ida," "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, »

- Garth Franklin

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Birdman leads Spirit Award noms

25 November 2014 10:53 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Birdman earned six nods and Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma five apiece as Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna unveiled the 2014 Spirit Award nominations in Los Angeles on November 25.Scroll down for full list of nominations

Birdman, Boyhood and Selma are in contention for best feature alongside Love Is Strange and Whiplash, which earned four nominations.

Richard Linklater and Alejandro G Iñárritu join Whiplash’s Damien Chazelle, Selma’s Ava DuVernay and David Zellner for Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter on the directors list.

Much-fancied Michael Keaton is nominated for his lead performance in Birdman and will compete against Nightcrawler’s Jake Gyllenhaal and Selma’s David Oyelowo, a late arrival to the awards banquet who has earned high praise in recent weeks for his role as Martin Luther King Jr.

The best actress category is populated by Julianne Moore for Still Alice — arguably the awards season front-runner in this race — as well as Marion Cotillard for The Immigrant, which »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

25 November 2014 10:51 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The Film Independent Spirit Awards have announced their nominees for 2015 with “Birdman” leading the flock with six nominations, followed by “Boyhood,” “Selma,” and “Nightcrawler,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal all netting five nods. Both Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette have been nominated for their turns in Richard Linklater’s epic 12-years-in-the-making film, “Boyhood.” Tilda Swinton (“Last Lovers Left Alive”) was nominated beside Marion Cotillard (“The Immigrant”), Rinko Kikuchi- Kumiko (“The Treasure Hunter”), Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), and Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”) in the lead actress categories. For the male leads, André Benjamin (“Jimi: All Is By My Side”), Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”), Michael Keaton (“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”), John Lithgow (“Love is Strange”), and David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma” all received recognition. Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” received an honorable mention. For a list of nominees, see below. Best Feature (Award given to the »

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30th Independent Spirit Award Noms: Birdman Leads Boyhood, Selma & Nightcrawler by a Nose

25 November 2014 10:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Odd how a live announcement is beat by the complete rundown of all the awards from a major trade, but here are the complete nominations for the 3oth anniversary edition. Fox Searchlight’s 18 million bet proved to be a good one as Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) leads Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma by a busted up nose in the number of most nominations with six, while Linklater, Gilroy and DuVernay’s latest secured five noms a piece. Looking at the final five, we have a Best Feature category with a breakdown that resembles two parts Hollywood and three parts 4-5 million dollar indie range in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and Selma being joined by Boyhood, Love is Strange, Whiplash. Here are the complete noms.

Best Feature

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

Love is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

Best Director »

- Eric Lavallee

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2015 Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

25 November 2014 10:36 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations came out this morning and unsurprisingly there are a lot of names here that won’t be on an Oscar handicappers list. Birdman is arguably the biggest film on this list – and it leads the field with nominations for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Male, Best Supporting Male and Female, and Best Cinematography – but there is a lot of love present for the real indies here as well. Below is the full list of contenders for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards airing February 21, 2015 on IFC.

2015 Sprit Award Nominations

Best Feature

Birdman

Boyhood

Love is Strange

Selma

Whiplash

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, ‘Whiplash

Ava DuVernay, ‘Selma

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, ‘Birdman

Richard Linklater, ‘Boyhood

David Zellner, ‘Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter’

Best Screenplay

Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, ‘Big Eyes

J.C. Chandor, ‘A Most Violent Year

Dan Gilroy, ‘Nightcrawler

Jim Jarmusch, ‘Only Lovers Left Alive

Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, »

- Colin Biggs

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Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations 2015 – Full List

25 November 2014 10:24 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Fox Searchlight’s Birdman leads the 30th Film Independent Spirit Award nominations with six nods — best actor for Michael Keaton, director Alejandro G. Inarritu, supporting actress Emma Stone, supporting actor Edward Norton and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma follow with five noms each and Love Is Strange and Whiplash round out the Best Feature list. See the complete list of nominees below:

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood

Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland

Love is Strange

Producers: Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen, Ira Sachs, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jay Van Hoy

Selma

Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey

Whiplash

Producers: Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michael Litvak

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Ava DuVernay, »

- The Deadline Team

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Announcing the 2015 Spirit Awards Nominees

25 November 2014 10:21 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Award season is almost here, and we're about to find out what movies will dominate this year's spate of award shows. The Spirit Awards are up first, and even though its focus is on honoring independent film, you'll find a lot of stars and films here that will show up in other nomination lists, too. This year, a few movies that have already been getting buzz cemented their place with this list, like Whiplash, Boyhood, Birdman, and Nightcrawler. Get the full list below! Best Feature Birdman Boyhood Love Is Strange Selma Whiplash Best Director Damien Chazelle, Whiplash Ava DuVernay, Selma Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman Richard Linklater, Boyhood David Zellner, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter Best First Feature (award given to the director and producer) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Dear White People Nightcrawler Obvious Child She's Lost Control Best Screenplay Big Eyes by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski A Most Violent Year »

- Shannon-Vestal

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'Birdman,' 'Selma,' 'Boyhood' & 'Nightcrawler' Fly High In 2015 Indie Spirit Award Nominations

25 November 2014 10:13 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

...and here we go. The first major awards nominations of the season are out of the gate this afternoon, with the Indie Spirit Awards revealing the full list of contenders for 2015. And you'll get no argument from us on the films leading the pack. Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" leads the pack with six nominations, via Best Feature, Best Director, Best Editing and in three of the four acting categories. In a three-way tie for second are Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler," and Ava DuVernay's "Selma." Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" will pick up the annual Robert Altman award, given to one film's director, casting director and ensemble cast. And for those of you looking for James Gray's "The Immigrant" to get some award season love, it got two nominations here for Best Actress for Marion Cotillard and Best Cinematography for Darius. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Birdman’ Tops Spirit Awards Nominations (Full List)

25 November 2014 10:04 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox Searchlight’s “Birdman” led the way in nominations with six for the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards followed by five each for “Boyhood,” “Nightcrawler” and “Selma.”

Birdman” received noms for best feature, actor for Michael Keaton, director Alejandro G. Inarritu, supporting actress Emma Stone, supporting actor Edward Norton and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Producers are nominated for the best feature award are Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan and James W. Skotchdopole.

Besides “Birdman,” the other best feature  nominations went to “Boyhood,” “Love Is Strange,” “Selma” and “Whiplash.”

The noms were announced by Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna at the W Hotel in Hollywood. The winners will be announced Feb. 21 — the day before the Oscars — in ceremonies at the usual location in a white tent on Santa Monica Beach.

2015 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature

(Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)

Birdman or (The »

- Dave McNary

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'Birdman,' 'Boyhood,' 'Selma' lead the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

25 November 2014 10:03 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tuesday morning, nominations were announced for the 30th annual Independent Spirit Awards. Nominees for Best Feature included "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," "Boyhood," "Love is Strange," "Selma" and "Whiplash."  Films with multiple nominations that didn’t crack the Best Feature include "Obvious Child," "Dear White People," "Nightcrawler," and "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter." One film that’s notably missing (compared to our predictions): "The Imitation Game." Paul Thomas Anderson’s "Inherent Vice" earned the Robert Altman Award, which honors the film's director, casting director and ensemble cast. "Foxcatcher" earned a Special Distinction Award for "its uniqueness of vision, honesty of direction and screenwriting, superb acting and achievement on every level of filmmaking."  Winners will be revealed at the annual pre-Oscar Santa Monica ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.  See the full list of nominations below: Best Feature "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" "Boyhood" "Love is Strange" "Selma" "Whiplash" Best Director Damien Chazelle, »

- Matt Patches

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