Tomorrow, on a rainy midday afternoon, the Independent Spirit Awards will host their own version of the year’s best. In year’s past, the Spirit Awards have been sort of the anti-Oscars in a way, the alternative to what is the moneyed world of the popularity contest that takes place on Sunday. This will be an interesting year because it will put the Spirit Awards possibly in line with the Oscars for Best Picture for the third time in their history. Only Platoon and The Artist have won both.
I am attending the Spirit Awards for the first time tomorrow. While the weather has made it a tad less than ideal (beachside awards on a beautiful day is probably divine) but I will be happy to see what I hope is a good day for 12 Years a Slave.
Let’s take a look at the nominees, shall we?
12 Years Slave <–Predicted Winner
All is Lost
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska <–but maybe
It isn’t as easy a call as you’d think. Inside Llewyn Davis could easily win this, as could Nebraska. Probably not Frances Ha or All is Lost. Still, I’ll put my chips behind 12 Years a Slave.