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Your Complete Guide to 2011-2012 Awards Season! Winners, Nominees Take the Awards Avenue!

12 December 2011 9:27 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

As we walk down towards the Super Bowl of the movie awards season aka the Academy Awards aka the Oscars, all the various critics associations and guilds release their own kudofest. It can get confusing and beguiling, so I created a nifty package for you -- I compiled all the nominees, winners of various award-giving bodies so you can make informed decision when it comes to predicting the Oscars.

Come and take the Awards Avenue with me!

And here we go (click on each link):

AFI Awards

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

British Independent Film Awards

Cinema Eye Honors

Critics' Choice (Broadcast Film Critics Association)

Detroit Film Critics

European Film Awards

Gotham Awards

Houston Film Critics Awards

Ida Awards

Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Indiana Film Critics

Las Vegas Film Critics

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

National Board of Review

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

New York »

- Manny

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CAA Signs ‘Natural Selection’ Helmer Robbie Pickering

5 December 2011 8:52 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

CAA has signed Robbie Pickering, who wrote and directed Natural Selection, the film that was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards last week, one for Best First Feature. The movie premiered at the last South By Southwest Film Festival, where it won Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. Pickering, who’d been repped by Verve, is writing with partner Jase Ricci a new Bugs Bunny animated feature for Warner Bros, and the Johnny Knoxville-starrer Moustache Riders at Paramount. »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Spirit Award Nominations And New York Critics Winners Announced

30 November 2011 7:47 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

And with that, the Oscar race is on!

Tuesday (Nov 29) morning was a busy one for the films hoping to vie for Academy Awards in February. The New York Film Critics Circle listed its winners and the Film Independent Spirits announced its nominations simultaneously in a couple hours of dizzying Oscar buzz.

Both awards are usually the earliest indication of which films could lead the pack when it comes time to announce the Academy Award nominees in January. The Nyfcc were so early this year, in fact, that they had to delay their awards until after screening David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," to which they awarded nothing.

Perhaps the biggest story coming out of both announcements was the emergence of Michael Hazanavicius's ode to golden-era silent film, "The Artist," as perhaps an early front-runner for Best Picture. The film had earned raves during the festival circuit a few months ago, »

- Kevin P. Sullivan

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27th Spirit Awards: Nominations in full

30 November 2011 1:41 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Digital Spy presents the nominees for the 27th Spirit Awards, to take place on February 25, 2012: Best Feature

50/50

Beginners

Drive

Take Shelter

The Artist

The Descendants Best Director

Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Mike Mills - Beginners

Jeff Nichols - Take Shelter

Alexander Payne - The Descendants

Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive Best Screenplay

Joseph Cedar - Footnote

Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Tom McCarthy - Win Win

Mike Mills - Beginners

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash - The Descendants Best First Feature

Another Earth

In the Family

Margin Call

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Natural Selection Best First Screenplay

Mike Cahill, Brit Marling - Another Earth

Jc Chandor - Margin Call

Patrick DeWitt - Terri

Phil Johnston - Cedar Rapids

Will Reiser - 50/50 John Cassavetes (more) »

- By Kate Goodacre

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And the nominees for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards are...

30 November 2011 1:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Monday night brought the first ceremony of awards season as the Gotham Independent Film Awards took place in New York City, and the dust barely had time to settle before the nominations for indie cinema's most pretigious accolades - Film Independent's Spirit Awards - were announced on Tuesday evening.

Despite sharing Best Feature with Max Mills Beginners at the Gotham Awards, there was no place for Terrence Malick's divisive drama The Tree of Life (nor acclaimed efforts Like Crazy and We Need to Talk About Kevin) among the nominees, with Beginners set to contest Best Film - won last year by Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller Black Swan - with Jonathan Levine's 50/50, Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive, Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter, Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist and Alexander Payne's The Descendants.

Mills, Winding Refn, Nichols, Michel Hazanavicius and Payne also received nods for Best Director, while »

- flickeringmyth

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2012 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

29 November 2011 9:47 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced at 8 am this morning, Hollywood Time:

Best Feature: 50/50, Beginners, Drive, Take Shelter, The Artist and The Descendants.

Best Director: Mike Mills (Beginners), Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter), Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) and Alexander Payne (The Descendants).

Best First Feature: Another Earth, In The Family, Margin Call, Martha Marcy May Marlene and Natural Selection.

Best Male Lead Performance: Demián Bichir (A Better Life), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Woody Harrelson (Rampart) and Michael Shannon (Take Shelter).

Best Female Lead Performance: Lauren Ambrose (Think of Me), Rachel Harris (Natural Selection), Adepero Oduye (Pariah), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn).

Best Supporting Male Performance: Albert Brooks (Drive), John Hawkes (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Christopher Plummer (Beginners), John C Reilly (Cedar Rapids) and Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris).

Best Supporting Female Performance: Jessica Chastain »

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2012 Indie Spirits Noms: Artist leads Drive, Beginners, Take Shelter and Mmmm with Five Noms

29 November 2011 6:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Fresh off a big double win at the Gothams (where it won Best Feature and Best Ensemble), Mike Mills' Beginners has nabbed four nominations for the 27th Indie Spirit Awards tying with three other Best Feature hopefuls in Jeff Nichol's Take Shelter, The Descendants and Cannes preemed, Drive. However the four were outmatched by Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist which garnered five noms in Best Feature, Best Director, Best Male Lead, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography categories. Martha Marcy May Marlene grabbed four noms as well if you add the Upcoming Producer award along with the three noms in the Best First Feature, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor categories. Among the notable nominees worth mentioning and that raised some eyebrows, we have Lauren Ambrose's perf in Tiff shown "Think Of Me" and Rachel Harris' bit in the SXSW preemed "Natural Selection" that landed Best Female »

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Nominees for Independent Spirit Awards Announced!

29 November 2011 4:30 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

We already got the results from the voting by the Gotham Independent Film Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle, with "The Artist," "Beginners" and "The Tree of Life" becoming the big winners. And now, we have the nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards, which gives awards to films made for under $20 million. The Best Picture nominees are "50/50," "Beginners," "Drive," "Take Shelter," "The Artist" and "The Descendants." There aren't any big surprises, but just like with many other awards George Clooney's "The Descendants" is the favorite to win. Check out the full list of nominees below. The winners will be announced on February 25th. Best Feature: * 50/50 * Beginners * Drive * Take Shelter * The Artist * The Descendants Best Director: * Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) * Mike Mills (Beginners) * Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter) * Alexander Payne (The Descendants) * Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive) Best Screenplay: * Joseph Cedar (Footnote) * Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) * Tom McCarthy (Win Win) * Mike Mills (Beginners) * Alexander Payne, »

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"The Artist" and "Take Shelter" lead the 2012 Spirit Award nominees

29 November 2011 1:38 PM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

At a ceremony in Los Angeles this morning, Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale announced the nominees for the 2012 Spirit Awards, which will be handed out on IFC on Saturday, February 25. And one night after it scored Best Film and Best Ensemble at the Gotham Awards, "Beginners" built more awards season momentum by landing four Spirit Award nominations: Best Feature, Best Director (Mike Mills), Best Screenplay (Mike Mills), and Best Supporting Male (Christopher Plummer). That put it one nomination behind the two biggest winners of the morning, "The Artist" and "Take Shelter," which each received five nominations. "Drive," "The Descendants," and "Martha Marcy May Marlene" also received four nominations a piece.

Picking the winners is not going to be easy for the members fo Film Independent this year; there are a lot of very deserving films and filmmakers and some very competitive categories. Take Best International Film. The nominees are "A Separation, »

- Matt Singer

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2012 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced

29 November 2011 1:10 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale served as presenters. Nominees for Best Feature include 50/50, Beginners, Drive, Take Shelter, The Artist and The Descendants.

Margin Call was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast.

“The Film Independent Spirit Awards recognize the finest artistic achievements across the broad spectrum of independent filmmaking.from emerging talent working on a shoestring budget to established auteurs,” said Film Independent Senior Director Sean Mc Manus. “The 2012 nominees tell their stories in such an authentic way and reflect the inclusive nature of the independent filmmaking community. We are delighted to support them and expand the audience for their work.”

2012 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature (Award given to the Producer, »

- Michelle McCue

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Film News: Nominations Announced For 27th Film Independent Spirit Awards

29 November 2011 12:21 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Award season is definitely in full swing and nominations for ceremonies are just starting to be released. For the fan of the indie film, today is a very significant date: the release of the nominations for the 27th Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The Spirit Awards, which were created to provide praise and notoriety to the best in the year of independent film, announced their nominations when Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale read off the nominations at a presentation this morning. Leading the nominations were the films “The Artist” and “Take Shelter,” which both received five nominations.

Take Shelter

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Clssics

The Spirit Awards are known for being a ceremony that can boost independent films in the Oscar race, as well as providing a larger audience and interest in some lesser known films. Out of the past eight winners of the Best Feature Award at the Spirit Awards, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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2012 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced

29 November 2011 12:12 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the The Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale served as presenters. Nominees for Best Feature include 50/50, Beginners, Drive, Take Shelter and The Artist.

Margin Call was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film's director, casting director and ensemble cast.

"The Independent Spirit Awards recognize the finest artistic achievements across the broad spectrum of independent filmmaking-from emerging talent working on a shoestring budget to established auteurs," said Film Independent Senior Director Sean Mc Manus. "The 2012 nominees tell their stories in such an authentic way and reflect the inclusive nature of the independent filmmaking community. We are delighted to support them and expand the audience for their work."

"Sean Mc Manus focuses primarily on American independents, so it was »

- MovieWeb

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Film Independent Spirit Awards 2012: Nominations: The Artist, Take Shelter

29 November 2011 12:08 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Artist, Take Shelter, and the other nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced. The 27th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards “are awards dedicated to independent filmmakers. Winners were typically presented with acrylic glass pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films…The Independent Spirit Awards are presented by Film Independent, a non-profit organization dedicated to independent film and independent filmmakers…The Spirit Awards Nominating Committees selected nominees from 277 submissions this year and applied the following guidelines in determining the nominations: uniqueness of vision, original and provocative subject matter, economy of means (with particular attention paid to total production cost & individual compensation), and percentage of financing from independent sources.”

This year’s award ceremony will be held on February 25, 2012 “at the beach in Santa Monica and broadcast by IFC.”

The full listing of the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations is below.

Best Feature (Award »

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‘The Artist’ and ‘Take Shelter’ Lead Independent Spirit Award Nominations; ’50/50,’ ‘The Descendants,’ ‘Drive’ and ‘Beginners’ Also Up For Best Feature

29 November 2011 11:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Oscars for movies made for under $20 million, the Independent Spirit Awards, announced their 2012 nominees Tuesday morning. Leading the pack with the most nominations were Jeff Nichols' Michael Shannon-centric Take Shelter and Michel Hazanavicius' black and white silent film The Artist. Those two will compete for the big award, Best Feature Film, with 50/50, The Descendants, Drive and Beginners. Read the rest of the nominees after the jump. Here is the full list of nominees for the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards. The winners will be announced February 25. Best Feature Film: Take Shelter, The Artist, 50/50, The Descendants, Drive, Beginners Best First Feature: Another Earth, In The Family, Margin Call, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Natural Selection Best Male Lead: Demian Bichir (A Better Life), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Woody Harrelson (Rampart), Michael Shannon (Take Shelter) Best Female Lead: Lauren Ambrose (Think of Me), Rachael Harris (Natural Selection), Adepero Oduye »

- Germain Lussier

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Kate Beckinsale Gets in the Indie Spirit, Talks 'Total Recall'

29 November 2011 11:22 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

"Extra" caught up with stunning actress Kate Beckinsale as she announced the 2012 Independent Spirit Award nominations, asking her about her favorite indie films this year so far - and about starring in the remake of "Total Recall."

Check out the interview!

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Here are the Independent Spirit Award nominations:

Best Feature

"50/50"

"Beginners"

"Drive"

"Take Shelter"

"The Artist"

"The Descendants"

Best Director

Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"

Mike Mills, "Beginners"

Jeff Nichols, "Take Shelter"

Alexander Payne, »

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“Take Shelter” & “The Artist” Leads Spirit Awards Noms

29 November 2011 10:51 AM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

With last night’s Gothams Awards ceremony in New York, awards season is now in full swing. Adding to the momentum, Film Independent just announced the nominees for its 27th annual Independent Spirit Awards. Leading the pack with five nominations each is Jeff Nichols’ apocalyptic southern gothic, Take Shelter and Michel Hazanavicius’ silent romance, The Artist. Next in line, receiving four nominations, were Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive and Mike MillsBeginners (which split Best Picture with The Tree of Life at the Gothams last night). J.C. Chandor’s Margin Call will receive the annual Robert Altman Award, given each year to one film with an exemplary ensemble cast, and received two additional nominations.

The Spirit Awards take place Saturday, February 25th in Los Angeles. The full nominee list is below.

Best Feature

50/50 – Ben Karlin, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

BeginnersMiranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Jan Van Hoy, Leslie Urdang, »

- Dan Schoenbrun

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2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Announces Nominees; ‘Take Shelter’ and ‘The Artist’ Lead

29 November 2011 10:01 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Remember all the way back to last night when the Gothams announced their annual awards and thus declared that awards season was like, so totally on? No? Really? It was just last night, come on. In that vein, the Film Independent Spirit Awards have just announced their nominations for their annual awards (held in February, on the beach, as ya do in Los Angeles), and their picks come with their own surprises. Remember (no, seriously, I need you to remember back less than twenty-four hours) how the Gothams didn’t give squat to Take Shelter or 50/50 or Martha Marcy May Marlene? Or Drive? Or The Descendants? Well, the Independent Spirit nominations are here to ease that pain. Leading the nominations pack are just those very films, along with Gotham darling Beginners and black and white sensation The Artist, with Take Shelter and The Artist tied for the most nominations, with five each. Following »

- Kate Erbland

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Spirit Awards Nominations Announced

29 November 2011 9:55 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It’s that time of the year again. Our site will be flooded with top 10 lists, award nominees and previews of Oscar season. But first, the nominations for the 27th Film Independent’s Spirit Awards (my personal favourite award show), were unveiled by Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale this morning. It’s a bit of a surprise that 50/50 has a Best Feature nomination, but apart from that, I can’t really argue with the rest of the names on the list. Check back later in the month for our top 10 lists ranging from favourite scores, soundtracks, first features, trailers and so much more. In the meantime, here is the full list of nominees for the 27th Film Independent’s Spirit Awards.

via The Playlist

Best Feature

“50/50″

Beginners

Drive

Take Shelter

The Artist

The Descendants

Best Director

Mike Mills – “Beginners

Nicolas Winding Refn – “Drive

Jeff Nichols – “Take Shelter

Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist »

- Ricky

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'Take Shelter,' 'Beginners' and 'Drive' Lead Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

29 November 2011 9:51 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

It's official: Awards season is on, and it's about to be kicked into high gear.

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Gotham Awards, which surprised crowds when the Best Feature honor was bestowed on two movies, "Beginners" and "The Tree of Life," comes the announcement of nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards, which recognizes feature films that are made using "uniqueness of vision" and an "economy of means."

This year's nominations recognized a number of movies and individual performances that have been gaining Oscar buzz, including Elizabeth Olsen's role as a former cult member in "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and Alexander Payne's directorial work on George Clooney vehicle "The Descendents."

The films that made the greatest splash were "Beginners," "Take Shelter" and "Drive," which each scored four nominations. Cancer comedy "50/50" earned an impressive three nominations for Best Feature, Best First Screenplay, and for Anjelica Huston in the Best Supporting Female category. »

- Sarah Crow

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Independent Spirit Award 2012 nominees: 'The Descendents,' 'Take Shelter,' 'The Artist' get nods

29 November 2011 9:44 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Hold on to your hats because awards season is officially underway. "Take Shelter" and "The Artist" lead the field, according to The Wrap, with 5 nominations each. Though "Beginners," "Drive," "The Descendents" and "Martha Marcy May Marlene" all followed closely behind with four nominations apiece.

On Tuesday (Nov. 29), nominations were announced by actors Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale. In contention for best feature: "50/50," "The Descendants," "Beginners," "Drive," "Take Shelter" and "The Artist." At least two of the movies -- "The Descendents" and "The Artist" -- are considered likely Oscar contenders, too.

Actors scoring noms for lead roles include Michelle Williams ("My Week with Marilyn," Elizabeth Olsen ("Martha Marcy May Marlene"), Ryan Gosling ("Drive") and Woody Harrelson ("Rampart"). Supporting nods went to Albert Brooks ("Drive"), Christopher Plummer ("Beginners"), Jessica Chastain ("Take Shelter") and Anjelica Huston ("50/50").

A full list of nominees follows below:

Best Feature

"50/50"

"Beginners"

"Drive"

"Take Shelter"

"The Artist"

"The Descendants"

Best Director

Mike Mills, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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