'12 Years a Slave' Producer Brad Pitt on Making the Film: 'We Loved This So Much'
"This was quite evident early on that this was something, personally special to me, very special," says Brad Pitt. "I love this film." Pitt also praises director Steve McQueen for his unique way of film making and getting the movie shot in just over thirty days. Plus best supporting actress winner lets us know about her future projects.
Cate Blanchett Reveals Her Post-Osar Plans
The winner of the best female lead at the Independent Spirit Awards says she's ready to let her hair down once awards season ends, and says of working on Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine: "I enjoy being in a blockbuster as much as the next person, but it's a wonderful homecoming for me because it's a filmmaking culture I relate to."
Matthew McConaughey on Starring in 'An Excellent Movie'
Best male lead winner Matthew McConaughey says that Ron Woodroof "would be doing a little dancing and partying tonight" to celebrate McConaughey's win. McConaughey's Dallas Buyers Club co-star Jared Leto also won an award for best supporting actor.
Jared Leto on Charismatic Independent Spirit Award Speech
From the Piaget Lounge, best supporting actor winner Jared Leto explains his acceptance speech and why he thanked everyone. The Dallas Buyers Club actor also jokes that he wants to do an opposite McConnaisance and star in romantic comedies only going forward.
Best Screenplay Winner John Ridley on the 'Beauty of Solomon Northup's Memoirs'
The 12 Years a Slave screenplay writer praises everyone involved in the film and gets emotional when talking about the accolades he has earned over the last few years. "It takes a team to do it. When I think of those awards, I think about the amazing group of people who have helped me," says Ridley. "Helped me grow as a person, helped me grow as a writer and that's special."
'Fruitvale Station' Director Ryan Coogler on the Success of the Film
The winner of the best first feature Ryan Coogler and his star Michael B. Jordan stop by THR and Piaget's lounge to discuss their award winning film and what it has been like to get the message out about Oscar Grant.
"Having that line of communication and having it to go so far and Ryan is a really smart guy, he prides himself on hard work and knowing as much as you can," Jordan said about his director. "That is a humility you must have to be a really good director."
'Nebraska' Writer Bob Nelson on Winning the Best First Screenplay Award
From the Independent Spirit Awards, the writer shares what it was like collaborating with director Alexander Payne on their award winning drama. Nelson also reveals that one of his next projects will have him in the director's chair.
Best Documentary Winners '20 Feet From Stardom' Stars on How Their Lives Have Changed
The stars of director and producer Morgan Neville's documentary share how their lives have changed since screening their movie at the Sundance Film Festival. Singer Claudia Lennear shares that she recently got a phone getting call from David Bowie saying he wanted to write her next project.
Full Coverage of the Independent Spirit Awards
The cast and crew of 12 Years a Slave, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and the rest of the winners of the Independent Spirit Awards stopped by THR and Piaget's winners lounge to discuss their movies, where they are going to keep their awards and post-Oscar plans.
Zoe Saldana transforms into Ellen Ripley from "Aliens" while Nathan Fillion taps into his inner Captain Kirk and Chris Hardwick goes "Back to the Future" as Marty McFly in THR's tribute to graphic novels, with the help of illustrator and artist Reid Kikuo Johnson. View gallery
DC Comics and VICE teamed up to give 20 acclaimed artists a white latex reproduction of Batman's famous cowl and cape and asked them to design what they envisioned the Caped Crusader wearing — this is what they came up with. View gallery