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New Extended TV Spot for Scott Cooper’s Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale & Casey Affleck

  • HeyUGuys
After making a very affecting feature debut with 2009’s Oscar-winning Crazy Heart, Scott Cooper returns behind the camera for his sophomore feature, Out of the Furnace, which has long been one of the year’s most anticipated movies.

Christian Bale and Casey Affleck lead an all-star cast, and the early reviews following the film’s world premiere at the AFI Fest last week are encouraging. With just a few weeks before the film heads into cinemas stateside, Relativity has released an extended TV spot, featuring pieces of new footage scattered throughout.

From Scott Cooper, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney
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First Trailer for Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson & More

After teasing the first poster and images from Scott Cooper’s anticipated Out of the Furnance this week, Relativity have now debuted the first trailer, giving us a very impressive first good look at what could well be a strong Oscar contender come the end of the year.

The film sees Christian Bale take centre stage once more, for the first time since last summer’s The Dark Knight Rises. And I cannot wait to see him and Casey Affleck alongside such a stellar cast.

From Scott Cooper, the critically-acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and gritty drama about family, fate, circumstance, and justice. Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a dead-end blue collar job at the local steel mill by day, and cares for his terminally ill father by night. When Russell’s brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from serving time in Iraq,
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First Poster and Images for Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson & More

Returning behind the camera for his sophomore feature, following 2009’s acclaimed Crazy Heart, Scott Cooper’s Out of the Furnace promises to be another very strong contender come awards season at the end of the year.

Boasting a leading cast topped by Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, and Casey Affleck, the film is set for a release in late November/early December, giving it a prime position on the calendar. And with that release date already in sight, the first poster and images have debuted via EW and USA Today.

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast – a mistake that will almost cost him everything. Once released, Russell
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"The Artist" Tops the Independent Spirit Awards

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Seth Rogen hosted the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday evening and the winners are:

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

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

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

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

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

Best Supporting Male Performance: Christopher Plummer (Beginners). Nominated: Albert Brooks (Drive), John Hawkes (Martha Marcy May Marlene), John C Reilly (Cedar Rapids) and Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris
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2012 Film Independent Spirit Award Winners

2012 Film Independent Spirit Award Winners
Film Independent presented the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards today in Santa Monica, California, which was hosted by Seth Rogen. The ceremony was streamed live through Yahoo! Movies and will air on IFC at 10 Pm Et/Pt. You can take a look at the full list of nominees and winners below.

Best Feature (Award given to the Producer, Executive Producers are not listed)

The Artist - Producer: Thomas Langmann

50/50 - Producers: Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen

Beginners - Producers: Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Jay Van Hoy

Drive - Producers: Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel

Take Shelter - Producers: Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin

The Descendants - Producers: Jimmy Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

Best Director

Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Mike Mills - Beginners

Jeff Nichols - Take Shelter

Alexander Payne - The Descendants

Nicolas Winding Refn - Drive

Best Screenplay

Alexander Payne,
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And the winners of the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards are...

The Artist warmed up for the Oscars by taking home four gongs at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards last night, with Michel Hazanavicius and Jean Dujardin's successes in the Best Director and Best Male Lead categories complimented by the awards for Best Cinematography (Guillaume Schiffman) and Best Feature.

Fellow Best Picture contender The Descendants picked up two awards - Best Screenplay (Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash) and Best Supporting Female (Shailene Woodley) - as did Margin Call, which took home Best First Feature and the Robert Altman Award. Meanwhile it was also a good night for Michelle Williams, who was named Best Female Lead for her turn as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn and could yet cause an upset at the Oscars against hot favourite Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady).

Check out all the nominees for yesterday's Independent Spirit Awards, with the winners highlighted in red.
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The Artist Wins Big at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards

For the past twelve years, the Independent Spirit Awards have been held the night before the Oscars, and although the two sets of nominees sometimes overlap, traditionally the Spirit Awards end up honouring most of the films that the Academy ignores. This year things might be a little bit different, however, as Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist ended up taking home a handful of the major Spirit Awards including Best Feature, Best Director and Best Male Lead. As far as I know, the Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards have only picked the same Best Picture once before: Oliver Stone's Platoon in 1986. Christopher Plummer also won for Best Supporting Male, while Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn) won for Best Female Lead. Is this all a sign of what's to come tomorrow night? There are at least a few Spirit Award winners who won't be repeating at the Academy
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"The Artist," Michelle Williams Win 2012 Indie Spirit Awards! See Complete Winners List!

Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" was the big winner at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The black-and-white silent film took home Best Feature, Director for Hazanavicius, Best Male Lead for Jean Dujardin, and Best Cinematography for Guillaume Schiffman.

In the performance categories, Michelle Williams took home the Best Female Lead award for her Marilyn Monroe portrayal in "My Week with Marilyn." Shailene Woodley, snubbed by the Academy for her memorable performance as George Clooney's daughter in "The Descendants," won Best Supporting Actress while Oscar frontrunner, Christopher Plummer, received the Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in "Beginners."

Held on Santa Monica Beach and hosted by Seth Rogen, the 27th Film Independent Spirit Awards will be broadcast by IFC at 10 p.m. Pst/Est.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the Independent Spirit Awards:

Best Feature

50/50 - Producers: Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen
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The Artist Tops Spirit Awards

Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, The Artist The Artist, Jean Dujardin, Michelle Williams: Spirit Award Winners Best Feature (Award given to the producer) 50/50 Producers: Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen Beginners Producers: Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Jay Van Hoy Drive Producers: Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel Take Shelter Producers: Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin * The Artist Producer: Thomas Langmann The Descendants Producers: Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor Best Director * Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist Mike MillsBeginners Jeff NicholsTake Shelter Alexander PayneThe Descendants Nicolas Winding RefnDrive Best Screenplay Joseph CedarFootnote Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist Tom McCarthyWin Win Mike MillsBeginners * Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim RashThe Descendants Best International Film (Award given to the director) * A Separation (Iran) Director: Asghar Farhadi Melancholia (Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany) Director: Lars von Trier Shame (UK) Director: Steve McQueen
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2012 Independent Spirit Award Winners: 'The Artist' Wins... Of Course

Hardly a surprise to anyone, The Artist dominated the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards, winning for Best Feature, Director (Michel Hazanavicius), Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Cinematography (Guillaume Schiffman). There were some complaints in the Twitter-verse as Penelope Anne Miller accepted the awards for The Artist up until Hazanavicius and the rest of The Artist team arrived five minutes before Hazanavicious was named Best Director. The reason? They'd just landed at Lax after flying in from France where The Artist won six awards at the Cesar Awards, France's equivalent of the Oscars, last night. A police escort managed to get them to the Spirits just in time for their third win of the night... also in time to take the stage to accept Best Feature Film. The Artist went into the Spirits with Take Shelter as the leading nominees with both receiving five nominations each. Take Shelter, however, only ended up going home
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Independent Spirit Awards 2012: Winners List

'The Artist' dominates, winning best feature, director, male lead (Jean Dujardin) and cinematography.

By Mary J. Dimeglio

Director for "The Artist," Michel Hazanavicius

Photo: Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

"The Artist" dominated the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon, snagging trophies for best feature, director, male lead (Jean Dujardin) and cinematography.

Michelle Williams was awarded Best Female Lead for her role in "My Week With Marilyn," while Best Supporting honors went to Christopher Plummer ("Beginners") and Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants").

The ceremony, hosted by Seth Rogan, will air at 10 p.m. Et/Pt Saturday (February 25) on IFC.

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
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Independent Spirit Awards 2012: Winners List

'The Artist' dominates, winning best feature, director, male lead (Jean Dujardin) and cinematography.

By Mary J. Dimeglio

Director for "The Artist," Michel Hazanavicius

Photo: Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

"The Artist" dominated the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon, snagging trophies for best feature, director, male lead (Jean Dujardin) and cinematography.

Michelle Williams was awarded Best Female Lead for her role in "My Week With Marilyn," while Best Supporting honors went to Christopher Plummer ("Beginners") and Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants").

The ceremony, hosted by Seth Rogan, will air at 10 p.m. Et/Pt Saturday (February 25) on IFC.

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
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The Amazing Race: Our Predictions For The 2012 Spirit Awards

This weekend isn't just about the Oscars, for the record. Saturday night, as is traditional, sees the warm-up for the big show with the 2012 Spirit Awards, Film Independent's antidote to the Academy Awards, intended to honor the best of independent cinema. With recent winners of the top prize including "Juno," "The Wrestler," "Precious" and "Black Swan," they've provided the opportunity for films that are perhaps a little too dark, small or offbeat to win Best Picture from the Academy the chance to grab some gold.

This year, things may be a little different, with oscar front-runner "The Artist" nominated in multiple categories, so we could end up seeing the two ceremonies mirroring each other more closely than ever. But will that actually be the case? True to their name, the Independent Spirits have been known to go their own way. We've run down our predictions below, and stay tuned for
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Meet the 2012 John Cassavettes Spirit Award Nominees #3: Matthew Gordon, 'The Dynamiter'

  • Indiewire
Good news came for Matthew Gordon's "The Dynamiter," up for the Spirits Awards' John Cassavettes Best First Feature honor; just last week the film got picked up by Film Movement for distribution in the second quarter of 2012. Variety calls the film a low-key cousin to the likes of "Ballast" and "Shotgun Stories"; that's good company. Gordon, the oldest of three children from a Maryland family that broke up when he was young, says, "I was always trying to make sense of loss and sadness and the role of dreams. I guess thats what I am trying to do in making films." What's it about? A 15 year old boy doing his best to protect his younger brother and achieve his dream to reunite his family. In the end, he is forced to make tough decisions when he accepts that his dreams are not possible to realize. Director Gordon says: "The
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[Voting Spirit] Who Will Win & Who Should

  • The Film Stage
This is it! The final week of Voting Spirit 2012. Last week I completed my journey to see all 38 nominated features, and then I–along with scores of other Ifp and Film Independent members– cast my ballot. And now I’ll break down for you my final thoughts on the nominees, as well as who will win and who should.

Tyrannosaur, The Kid With A Bike, Shame, A Separation, Melancholia

A curious trend in this year’s International nominees is a tendency toward truly dark drama. The Dardenne Bros. Kid With a Bike contains a lot of violence for a film about a young boy. Steve McQueen’s Shame dives headfirst into the depths of sexual depravity; while Paddy Considine’s deeply bleak Tyrannosaur paints a portrait so revolting that it dares you not to look away. Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation explores the troubling realm of what happens when good people make awful choices,
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[Voting Spirit] Talking ‘My Week With Marilyn,’ ‘We Were Here,’ ‘Terri,’ ‘In the Family,’ ‘Hello Lonesome,’ ‘The Dynamiter’ and ‘A Better Life’

  • The Film Stage
Each week within this column Spirit Award voter & film critic Kristy Puchko will offer a keen insight on a new selection of nominees for the 2012 Spirit Awards, along with any garnered behind-the-scenes exclusives. The Spirit Awards will air February 25th @10Pm on IFC.

Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to be truly surprised by some of this films I saw, but this week was submerged in a bittersweet atmosphere as my quest to see all the Spirit Awards 2012 nominees drew to a close. Part of me is admittedly relieved, as many of these films have been pretty emotionally wrecking, and I must confess craving some more mindless movie fare. Yet I will miss sitting among such a wonderfully engaged audience on a nightly basis. This is a viewing experience not guaranteed in movie theaters and screening rooms, and I will miss the certainty that those with whom I share the darkness of the venue,
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Spirit Award Nominations And New York Critics Winners Announced

Spirit Award Nominations And New York Critics Winners Announced
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,
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And the nominees for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards are...

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
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2012 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

  • MUBI
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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Nominees for Independent Spirit Awards Announced!

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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