Michel Hazanavicius, Thomas Langmann 'The Artist' Spirit Awards
Fresh off their Cesar Awards win in France, The Artist director and producer Michel Hazanavicius and Thomas Langmann fight their jet lag to accept the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature.
The biggest lesson learned this awards season? "It's good to have a dog in your movie," jokes Hazanavicius. "That's a real concrete lesson."
Christopher Plummer 'Beginners' Indie Spirit Awards
Christopher Plummer won the best supporting male award at the Indie Spirit Awards for his work in Beginners.
When asked about the pros and cons of doing independant movies he said, "I think independents are where the talent lies, it's wonderful to do a big blockbuster studio picture, it's great fun. But I think the provocative thoughtful pictures and odd quirky ones come out of the independents."
Shailene Woodley 'The Descendants' Indie Spirit Awards
Shailene Woodley picked up the Best Supporting Female award at the Indie Spirit Awards for her work in The Descendants.
The ABC Family actress, who stars on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, confesses that "Film is definitely where my heart is," but says that she has yet to sign on for another feature. "I'm not going to do anything until I read a screenplay that I'm really truly moved by."
Patricia Clarkson Indie Spirit Awards
Patricia Clarkson stops by the THR lounge at the Indie Spirit Awards to talk about honoring the late Bingham Ray, who died in January of this year.
Clarkson has been nominated twice for a Spirit award, once in 1999 and once in 2004.
Adepero Oduye 'Pariah' Indie Spirit Awards
Pariah actress and Spirit Award nominee Adepero Oduye describes her first experience at the Santa Monica ceremony as "surreal."
"I'm reading a bunch of scripts," she says of her next career move. "I'm having a lot of meetings and reading scripts. I'm excited for the opportunity to get to do more work. It's all open, all the possibilities are open and that's super exhilarating."
Dee Rees 'Pariah' Indie Spirit Awards
Pariah writer-director Dee Rees discusses her next moves, including a project with Viola Davis, and reveals her favorite part of the Spirit Awards experience: The lunch!
John Hawkes: Indie Spirit Awards
Martha Marcy May Marlene actor John Hawkes, nominated in the best supporting actor category, recalls filming Winter's Bone with Jennifer Lawrence prior to the Hunger Games pandemonium.
As for his favorite aspect of awards season, the actor says: "Certainly meeting people that are heroes, I think. And making movies is a lot of work and it's kind of fun to just be around some fantastic filmmakers and storytellers. Just to be able to enjoy and not worry that you have a scene coming up."
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