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7 items from 2014


2014 Independent Spirit Awards Winners

2 March 2014 11:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top honors to 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska at this afternoon's 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards. Blue Jasmine, Fruitvale Station, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Short Term 12, This Is Martin Bonner and 20 Feet from Stardom also received awards at the ceremony, which is held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica.

Highlights from last night's ceremony hosted by Patton Oswalt include: The first ever award delivered via Wild Rabbit's state-of-the-art drone. Mid-show Oswalt also received multiple motivational messages via Skype from Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, 'Weird Al' Yankovic and... his parents. Also showcased during the ceremony, the Indie-izer, Patton's newly developed app that turns any Hollywood big budget film into an indie film.

The Spirit Awards were the first event to exclusively honor independent film, »

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And the winners of the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards are...

2 March 2014 7:23 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of the Oscars tomorrow evening, the 29th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards have taken place tonight, with Steve McQueen's drama 12 Years a Slave leading the field with five wins, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay (John Ridley), Best Cinematography (Sean Bobbitt) and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o).

In the other acting categories, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were named Best Male Lead and Best Supporting Male for their work in Dallas Buyers Club, while Cate Blanchett received the gong for Best Female Lead for Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. Here's the full list of nominees, with the winners highlighted in red....

Best Feature

'12 Years a Slave'

'All Is Lost'

'Frances Ha'

'Inside Llewyn Davis'

'Nebraska'

Best Director

Shane Carruth - 'Upstream Color'

J.C. Chandor - 'All Is Lost'

Steve McQueen - '12 Years a »

- Gary Collinson

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12 Years A Slave Big Winner at 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards

1 March 2014 10:50 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top honors to 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska at this afternoon’s 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards. Blue JasmineFruitvale Station, Blue is the Warmest ColorShort Term 12This is Martin Bonner and 20 Feet from Stardom also received awards at the ceremony, which is held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica.

Comedian Patton Oswalt was this year’s host.

Highlights include: The first ever award delivered via Wild Rabbit’s state-of-the-art drone. Mid-show Patton also received multiple motivational messages via Skype from Sarah SilvermanReggie Watts, Weird Al Yankovic and… his parents. Also showcased during the ceremony, the Indie-izer, Patton’s newly developed app that turns anyHollywood big budget film into an indie film.

The Spirit Awards were the first event to exclusively honor independent film, »

- Michelle McCue

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2014 Independent Spirit Award Winners: '12 Years a Slave' Takes Best Picture

1 March 2014 8:31 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The night before the 2014 Oscars was a big one for 12 Years a Slave as it took home five wins at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards including Best Picture, Director (Steve McQueen), Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o), Screenplay (John Ridley) and Cinematography (Sean Bobbitt). However, don't take this to mean 12 Years is a lock at the Oscars as its strongest competition in categories such as Picture and Director, those being Gravity and American Hustle, weren't among the "independent" nominees. Some likely Oscar winners were among the list of winners as Dallas Buyers Club co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto took home Best Actor and Supporting Actor respectively. Cate Blanchett took home yet another Best Actress prize for her work in Blue Jasmine and 20 Feet from Stardom won Best Documentary, proving even the Spirit Awards weren't going for The Act of Killing, though that doesn't diminish the impact of Joshua Oppenheimer's film. Some »

- Brad Brevet

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Forget the Soap…12 Years A Slave Pulls Five Finger Discount at the 2014 Indie Spirit Awards

1 March 2014 4:20 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave pulled a five finger discount at the 2014 Indie Spirit Awards grabbing hardware in the Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress and Best Cinematography categories. Apart from the larceny in the Best Doc category, the winners in the above mention category (excluding Bobbitt’s work) and the double win pairing of Leto and McConaughey along with Cate Blanchett’s perf win in Blue Jasmine will likely repeat itself less than 24 hours later at tomorrow’s Academy Awards celebrations obviously begging many to ponder the following: who needs the 86th Academy Awards when we have the Indie Spirit Awards? While today’s most pleasurable wins come from the truly indie kudos for Best First Feature (Ryan Coogler for Frutivale Station) the John Cassavetes award for Chad Hartigan’s This is Martin Bonner, and the Piaget Producers Award to Ain’t Them Bodies Saints »

- Eric Lavallee

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Independent Spirit Honors '12 Years,' 'Buyers Club'

1 March 2014 3:54 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska win big at the Independent Spirit Awards.

12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska picked up top honors at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California.

Best Feature, Director and Screenplay (among other awards) went to 12 Years a Slave. Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) took the lead acting prizes, while Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) won for their supporting roles.

Pics: Stars on Set

Check out the full list of winners below:

Best Feature: 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Producers: Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad

Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best First Feature: Fruitvale Station (The Weinstein Company) Director: Ryan Coogler, Producers: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker

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Indie Spirit Awards Style: Orange Hits the Blue Carpet

1 March 2014 1:28 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Despite the torrential downpour in L.A. during Oscars weekend, Hollywood starlets managed to brighten up the gloomy scene with orange outfits at Saturday's Indie Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. American Horror Story actress Angela Bassett arrived to the blue carpet in a bright, hip-hugging orange dress with a low v-cut neckline. The 55-year-old star toned down her outfit with a black-and-grey clutch and beige peep-toe heels. Related: Spirit Awards Live Blog Belgian star Bonnie Sturdivant went for a lighter coral shade, keeping it fun and appropriately casual for the Indie award show. She

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