Monday, March 25, 2019

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019

Two years after his “Moonlight” triumphed on the eve of the Oscars, Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of the James Baldwin novel “If Beale Street Could Talk” on Saturday topped the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards, winning best film, best director and best supporting female for Regina King.


Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Film Independent has unveiled nominations for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Topping the field with five nods was We the Animals followed by three films with four apiece: Eighth Grade, First Reformed, and You Were Never Really Here.

Nominated for Best...

Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” won best film and best director on Saturday at the 33rd Independent Film Spirit Awards, a day before the horror sensation will vie for top honors at the Academy Awards.

The wins for Peele’s directorial debut gave the Spirits, a celebration of indie filmmaking,...

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

The nominations for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards were unveiled with five features up for Best Picture: Call Me by Your Name; The Florida Project; Get Out; Lady Bird; and The Rider.

Four of those six films also garnered Best Director...

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Sunday might be dominated by “La La Land,” but Saturday (2/25) belonged to “Moonlight.”

Barry Jenkins’ luminous coming-of-age tale swept Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards, taking home six awards including best feature. “Moonlight” won every award it was nominated for at the 32nd...

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

Two distinctly American odysseys, Andrea Arnold’s teens-on-the-road film “American Honey” and Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” led the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations Tuesday with six nods each, including best feature and best director.

Other best-feature...

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

Spotlight (Open Road Films) came up the big winner at the Film Independent Spirit Awards held today (Saturday, 2/27) in Santa Monica, earning Best Picture distinction, Best Director for Tom McCarthy, Best Editor for Tom McArdle, Best Screenplay for...

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, announced the winners of its three Spirit Awards filmmaker grants on Saturday (1/9) at its annual Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch held at BOA Steakhouse in...

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, announced nominations for the 2016 Spirit Awards. Nominees for Best Feature are Anomalisa, Beasts of No...

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent, announced that actress Jessica Chastain (The Martian, A Most Violent Year, Interstellar, Tree of Life) has been named Honorary Chair for this year’s Spirit Awards. Chastain was nominated for a Spirit Award for...

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