Latest Independent Spirit Awards News


Independent Spirit Nominees Announced

29th November 2011

The apocalyptic drama Take Shelter and the silent black-and-white film The Artist each received five nominations today (Tuesday) in Film Independent's 2012 Spirit Awards. The two films were also included in the best feature category,...

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Movie Academy Makes Surprsing Choice Cor Ceo

8th April 2011

Dawn Hudson has been selected to replace Bruce Davis as the new CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In naming Hudson, the Academy unexpectedly went outside is own organization; Hudson is...

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Black Swan Dominates At Indie Awards

28th February 2011

Black Swan was the big winner at independent filmdom's annual Spirit Awards, winning for best picture, best actress (Natalie Portman) and best director (Darren Aronofsky). James Franco won the best actor award for his performance...

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Six Spirits For Sideways

27th February 2005

Wine-drinking comedy SIDEWAYS was the toast of the 20th annual INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS in California yesterday (25FEB05), claiming six of the ceremony's prizes. The film's stars THOMAS HADEN CHURCH, VIRGINIA MADSEN and PAUL GIAMATTI...

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Madsen's Spirit Treat For Son

27th February 2005

SIDEWAYS star VIRGINIA MADSEN handed her Best Supporting Actress award to her young son JACK at yesterday's (26FEB05) INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS in Santa Monica, California, for sticking by her as she struggles to find work....

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Berry And Jackson To Chair La Film Festival

21st May 2004

HALLE BERRY and SAMUEL L JACKSON have been chosen to serve as honorary co-chairs for the 10th anniversary of the LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL. Berry will present the Target film-maker awards to the narrative...

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Cooper Makes The Most Of Massage Gift

30th July 2003

Movie star CHRIS COOPER made sure he was as relaxed as possible for the OSCARS by treating his wife MARIANNE and himself to a free spa session. The ADAPTATION star was a presenter at...

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Michael Moore Booed For Attacking Bush At The Oscars

24th March 2003

Outspoken documentarian MICHAEL MOORE split the audience at last night's (23MAR03) ACADEMY AWARDS by repeating his verbal attack on PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH. Moore used his 45-second acceptance speech for Best Documentary to blast...

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Luke Leaves Wife Sobbing At Spirit Awards

23rd March 2003

Hollywood newcomer DEREK LUKE delivered the most thrilling acceptance speech at the INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS yesterday (22MAR03) - when he handed his Best Actor honour to his wife. Luke dragged his wife of four...

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Peace Reigns At Spirit Awards

23rd March 2003

Peace messages ruled at last night's (22MAR03) INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS in Santa Monica, California - but not everyone was taking the war in Iraq that seriously. Host JOHN WATERS began proceedings at the 18th...

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Illeana Delights With Bondage Gag

23rd March 2003

Actress ILLEANA DOUGLAS thrilled guests at last night's (23MAR03) INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS when she walked onstage in bondage gear - before poking fun at MICHAEL JACKSON and the acting CULKINs. The GRACE OF MY...

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Julianne.s Far From Heaven Triumphs On Oscars Eve

23rd March 2003

JULIANNE MOORE enjoyed a pre-OSCAR thrill last night (22MAR03) when her movie FAR FROM HEAVEN swept the board at the INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS in Santa Monica, California. The film - about a perfect 1950s...

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