The Spirit Awards are a vital part of the awards race now, much more so than they were a decade ago. But because independent film is one of the only avenues for interesting, non-generic Hollywood films, the Spirit Awards are becoming a big event unto themselves. As Oscar continues to adhere to their tradition...
Independent Spirit Awards Winners
Best Film: Silver Linings Playbook
Best Director: David O. Russell, Silver Linings
Best Cinematography: Ben Richardson, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Male Lead: John Hawkes, The Sessions
Best Female Lead: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings
Cassavetes Award: Middle of Nowhere
Best Screenplay: David O. Russell, Silver Linings
It’s widely believed and often proven that winning an Independent Spirit Award the day before the Academy Awards is the kiss of death for nominees on Oscar Night. In a year as topsy-turvy as this, it remains to be seen whether that conventional wisdom will hold true again this weekend. Sasha, Craig and I didn’t talk with each other in advance about how...
2013 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Keep the Lights On
Silver Linings Playbook
Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom
Julia Loktev, The Loneliest Planet
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Ira Sachs, Keep the Lights On
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Living in Cinema‘s Jackson Truax talks to Sean McManus & Josh Welsh, co-presidents of Film Independent.
For the 26th year in a row, this Saturday, aka “Oscar Eve” will bring Film Independent’s Independent Spirit Awards, the afternoon picnic on the beach in Santa Monica that recognizes the best in independent film. This year’s ceremony, hosted by Seth...
Best Director category:
Mike Mills (Beginners)
Nicholas W Refn ( Drive)
Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter)
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Alexander Payne (The Descendants)
Robert Altman Award for one film’s director, casting director and ensemble: Margin Call
More after the cut
Best Picture: Black Swan
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Actor: James Franco, 127 Hours
Best Supporting Actress: Dale Dickey, Winters Bone
Best Supporting Male: John Hawkes, Winter‚Äôs Bone
Best Screenplay: The Kids Are All Right
Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
Best Documentary: Exit Through...
7 nominations for Winter’s Bone, 5 nominations for The Kids Are All Right, 4 nominations for Greenberg, Rabbit Hole & Black Swan