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Film Independent Spirit Awards
Friday, Apr. 23, 2021
Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” won best feature at the 36th Independent Spirit Awards in a ceremony that turned the annual beach soiree into a virtual, mostly pre-taped event, and, possibly, an Oscar preview.
The Spirits, usually held in a giant tent on the Southern California coast, have...
Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2021
Film Independent has named filmmaker Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah) as its Honorary Chair at the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards. In this capacity, King helped announce the winners of three unrestricted $25,000 Spirit Awards cash grants--$75,000 total, provided by Spirit...
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021
Spirit Award Best Feature Nominees: "First Cow," "Ma Rainey," "Minari," "Never Rarely Sometimes Always," "Nomadland"
Film Independent unveiled nominations for the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Up for Best Feature are First Cow, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Minari, Never Rarely Sometimes Always and Nomadland. Best feature director nominees are Lee Isaac Chung for Minari, emerald...
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.
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...