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A spirited boost for Birdman on eve of Oscars

A spirited boost for Birdman on eve of Oscars

Birdman won the latest face-off with its main Oscar rival Boyhood – this time in the world America’s independent cinema. Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s satire on the world of entertainment took the prizes for Best Feature, Best Actor for Michael Keaton and Best Cinematography at the...

12 Years A Slave dominates Independent Spirit Awards

12 Years A Slave dominates Independent Spirit Awards

The critically acclaimed slave drama 12 Years A Slave dominated the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles, a day before finding itself under the limelight at the Oscars. As well as taking the Best Feature prize, at the ceremony on the Santa Monica beachfront, the British director Steve McQueen to...

Spirits have a Silver Lining

Spirits have a Silver Lining

David O Russell’s Oscar-hopeful Silver Linings Playbook has taken the top awards at the Independent Spirit Awards, in a marquee on the Santa Monica sea-front. The film won the Best Feature prize and the writer-director himself took the trophy for both of his roles. The film’s star Jennif...

Moonrise Kingdom & Silver Linings Playbook top Spirit nods

Moonrise Kingdom & Silver Linings Playbook top Spirit nods

The 2012 Cannes opener Moonrise Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook, which won the top prize at Toronto, will lead the charge into next year’s Independent Spirit Awards, with five nominations apiece. Both are up for Best Feature, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Silver Linings Playbook’...

Artist winning streak continues at Spirits

Artist winning streak continues at Spirits

A film that its producers say was difficult to fund because it seemed so uncommercial has won another cluster of prizes at the final ceremony before the ultimate night of the awards calendar - the Oscars. The silent and black-and-white love-letter to...

Black Swan takes a bow at the Spirits

Black Swan takes a bow at the Spirits

Some of Hollywood's biggest stars have gathered in a marquee on Santa Monica beach to honour the makes of the year's best independent American films. The annual event neatly comes a day before the Oscars, so the biggest names in the movie business ...

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