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‘First Reformed,’ ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘We the Animals’ earn Film Independent Spirit Awards noms

Ethan Hawke in First Reformed (A24)Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade (A24) Jeremiah Zagar’s ‘We the Animals’ surprises with five mentions including the Someone to Watch award Everything was gucci for A24 this morning with the announcement of the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards as two of their films, First Reformed and Eighth Grade, made off with four nominations apiece including …

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33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards Winner Predictions

Last year, Moonlight blew through the Independent Spirit Awards, winning everything is was nominated for, including Best Feature and Best Screenplay, and the juried Robert Altman Award for its ensemble. Although there is no crossover voting period between the Independent Spirits airing and the Oscars, Moonlight‘s win continued a four-year streak of the same film winning the top prize with …

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2017 Independent Spirit Award Nomination Predictions

The nominations for the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards are tomorrow (!) and I have my thoughts on what’s making it in this. Although it seems like each year the Indie Spirits look more and more like the Oscars in terms of nominations, I’d posit that it’s the Oscars that keep embracing strong, well-made indies year after year. Sure, there are …

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Oscar Podcast #18: Indie Spirit Noms, NYFCC & NBR Predictions

In this podcast Richard, Matt L. and I discuss the Film Independent Spirit nominations from this week; who got snubbed (The Imitation Game!) and who made a big play in the race (Selma!). We break down the categories to find a 30th Spirits Awards with a bit of a throwback to its early days to truly indie picks like Kumiko, …

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