Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, has added television prizes for the 2021 program. The 2021 television categories include Best New Scripted Series, Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series, Best Male Performance, Best Female...

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020

At a Film Independent Spirit Awards that often stood in stark contrast to Sunday’s Academy Awards, Lulu Wang’s family drama “The Farewell” took the top prize, while Adam Sandler and the Safdie brothers’ “Uncut Gems” also landed awards. 

The win Saturday for “The Farewell” was a surprise,...

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

The Lighthouse and Uncut Gems each scored five Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, topping the field. They were followed by Give Me Liberty and Honey Boy which earned four nods apiece.

Nominated for Best Feature are A Hidden Life, Clemency,...

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.

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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...

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