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Film Independent Spirit Award TV Nominations: ‘Abbott Elementary,’ ‘The Bear,’ ‘Severance,’ ‘Station Eleven’ Lead

Film Independent has revealed the TV nominees for the 2023 Spirit Awards. Abbott Elementary, The Bear, Severance and Station Eleven landed three nominations each, the most of any series. Notable nominees include Emmy winners Quinta Brunson and Sheryl Lee Ralph of Abbott Elementary, who earned Emmys in September for best writing for a comedy series […]

Independent Spirit Awards Film Nominations: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Leads With Eight Nods

The 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations in film categories were revealed Tuesday morning. Taylour Paige and Raúl Castillo announced this year’s movie nominees in a livestream on Film Independent’s YouTube channel. A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the nominations with eight nods including best feature, directing and screenplay (for filmmaking duo Daniels). Michelle […]

Taylour Paige, Asia Kate Dillon, Raúl Castillo to Reveal Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees (Exclusive)

Taylour Paige, Raúl Castillo and Asia Kate Dillon will announce the film and TV nominees for the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal exclusively. Paige and Castillo will reveal the film nominees on Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Dillon will reveal the TV nominees on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Both sets of nominations […]

Spirit Awards: Film Independent Moves to Gender-Neutral Categories

Film Independent’s Spirit Awards ceremony recognizing 2022 indie films — which will henceforth mean films that cost $30 million or less or, for the John Cassavetes Award, $1 million or less — will take place on March 4, 2023, the organization announced on Tuesday. And the categories for Spirit Award nominees and winners will look different […]

Spirit Awards: ‘The Lost Daughter,’ ‘Reservation Dogs’ Win Big as Ukraine Fuels Onstage Remarks

“This is what we do on our Sundays: come down, sit in a tent,” observed Taika Waititi during the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony. The fete returned to the beach in Santa Monica after last year’s show was moved online due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Waititi, who was presenting his FX series Reservation […]

Spirit Awards: Bashing Putin, Making History and Celebrating Diversity Among Show’s Memorable Moments

Film Independent handed out its Independent Spirit Awards on Sunday. The show aired live on IFC and AMC+, but if you missed it, here are five memorable moments from the ceremony. Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally Tell Putin to “F*** Off and Go Home” Hosts Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally directly addressed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, […]

Spirit Awards: ‘The Lost Daughter’ Team Dedicates Win to Brave, Loving and Nurturing Mothers

The Lost Daughter won best feature at the 2022 Independent Spirit Awards on Sunday. Marking Gyllenhaal’s third honor of the night — following best director and best screenplay — she accepted the award alongside producers Charles Dorfman, Osnat Handelsman Keren and Talia Kleinhendler. The group all thanked their production team, but also celebrated their personal relationships […]

Spirit Awards: ‘Red Rocket’ Star Simon Rex Jokes About Prominent Prosthetic After Best Male Lead Win

Simon Rex won his first Film Independent Spirit Award for his leading role in Red Rocket on Sunday and thanked the organization for recognizing his prosthetic worn in Sean Baker’s film. “Ok, what the fuck?” Rex said onstage. “Thank you, Film Independent, for recognizing my fake penis. Where do I begin? Sean Baker…you took a […]

Spirit Awards: Winners List

The Lost Daughter was the big winner at the 37th annual Independent Spirit Awards, which were handed out Sunday afternoon by Film Independent. The film was named best feature, and Maggie Gyllenhaal won the awards for best screenplay and best director. While she has been nominated twice as an actor, this marked her first noms […]

Spirit Awards: Kristen Stewart, Andrew Garfield, Daveed Diggs and More Stars Hit the Blue Carpet

The stars of independent film and TV showed up Sunday in Santa Monica for the 37th annual Independent Spirit Awards. Kristen Stewart, Andrew Garfield, Daveed Diggs, Taika Waititi, Michelle Yeoh, Regina Hall, Marlee Matlin and Rosario Dawson were among the stars walking the blue carpet ahead of the ceremony, which was hosted by Megan Mullally […]