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Old 03-05-10, 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by hardercore
This is absolute bullshit and pretty much akin to saying non-americans can't act or direct.
Unless I am mistaken I think a movies budget and how it's distributed have something to do with what's eligable and what is not. 2 year's ago Tang Wei and Tony Leung from the Ang Lee Directed Lust Caution were nominated for Best Actress and Actor respectively.
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I can't articulate exactly why, but I felt the show wasn't as good at night. I liked the whole daytime vibe, where it seemed like people were just hanging out near the beach, eating some lunch, and celebrating movies. It felt more Oscar-like this year.

It was all Precious, as predicted, and fairly dull. But it was good that (500) Days of Summer got a little love for writing and I was very happy to see Woody get a much deserved award.

Eddie Izzard was just terribly unfunny. Worst host I can remember. They really should just let Sarah Silverman do it every year.

Marisa Tomei looked spectacular. And while she does look quite a bit like Billy Murray doing his groundhog impression, I've loved Maggie Gyllenhaal since Secretary and it was nice seeing her show her excitement for The Dude. I'm glad she finally got a much deserved Oscar nomination.

I know he probably would consider it pity and wouldn't like it, but I still found it terrribly difficult and sad to see Roger Ebert again that way. The Oprah interview helped dull the shock, but I mean that's just really, really sad and I loved them showing those clips of him really trashing a few films. None of the new guys have come close to being as good as he (and Gene Siskel) was.
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I wish The Messenger would have won Best First Feature.
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I pretty much concur with dolphinboy's assessment. I was somewhat disappointed this year. Hope they return to what makes it a fun show next year.
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I hope Gabourey Sidibe enjoys the hell out of this week in her life, since it is the last time she will ever get any attention in Hollywood.
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^come on, you know she is gods gift to acting!!
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku

I hope Gabourey Sidibe enjoys the hell out of this week in her life, since it is the last time she will ever get any attention in Hollywood.
Truer words were never spoke.
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Eddie Izzard as a host didn't work at all. Get John Waters back or don't go with a host at all. The whole vibe didn't seem to work like it did when they held it on the afternoon before the Oscars. Seeing Roger Ebert again is hard, but I'm glad he's out and about doing things and not letting what happened to him let that get in the way. He's going to the Oscars tomorrow and I think it's great that he's going. After I watched the show I watched Precious at last. I agree with Jeffery Wells that if it had been a film about a white trash family it would have never got all the attention it's been getting.
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Originally Posted by DonTHX1378
Eddie Izzard as a host didn't work at all. Get John Waters back or don't go with a host at all. The whole vibe didn't seem to work like it did when they held it on the afternoon before the Oscars. Seeing Roger Ebert again is hard, but I'm glad he's out and about doing things and not letting what happened to him let that get in the way. He's going to the Oscars tomorrow and I think it's great that he's going. After I watched the show I watched Precious at last. I agree with Jeffery Wells that if it had been a film about a white trash family it would have never got all the attention it's been getting.
But it wasn't so there is no need to even make that comparison. You could say that about so many movies but that is the uniqueness of the story is that it that story. White people always complaining when a story isn't about them. Jeffrey Wells is an idiot paranoid weirdo. If you agree with that guy I feel sorry for you.
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It's the first time I have agreed with Wells and I don't care that the story isn't about white people nor does it have anything to do with me being white. I felt like the film was this years Crash, and had it been about anyone else or race it wouldn't have got the attention it's getting. The only thing it has going for it is that Mo'Nique is the movie. I very much disagree about what Wells has said about Mo'Nique and I hope to hell that she doesn't piss this away what she has going for her. She needs to have someone instill it into her head that she can do more great work like she does here. And I didn't know the man who made Shadow Boxer was the same person who made Precious. Back to the awards, last year I know The Hurt Locker was up for some awards, but did it win any? I know that it couldn't be up for awards here this year because it was shown at some festivals in 2008, and had it been up this year it would have won pretty much every award it was up for I think.
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Originally Posted by DonTHX1378
It's the first time I have agreed with Wells and I don't care that the story isn't about white people nor does it have anything to do with me being white. I felt like the film was this years Crash, and had it been about anyone else or race it wouldn't have got the attention it's getting. The only thing it has going for it is that Mo'Nique is the movie. I very much disagree about what Wells has said about Mo'Nique and I hope to hell that she doesn't piss this away what she has going for her. She needs to have someone instill it into her head that she can do more great work like she does here. And I didn't know the man who made Shadow Boxer was the same person who made Precious. Back to the awards, last year I know The Hurt Locker was up for some awards, but did it win any? I know that it couldn't be up for awards here this year because it was shown at some festivals in 2008, and had it been up this year it would have won pretty much every award it was up for I think.
I didn't say that it did but you are agreeing with Wells for saying if this was a film about white trash it wouldn't get any attention which is ridiculous for even bring race into the discussion. Great the only thing it has going for it is Mo'Nique. I guess Daniels nomination for Best Director, the film for Best Picture and Sidibe for Best Actress don't have anything going for it. None of those are going to win but the film has other won at other awards besides Mo'Nique.
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Yes, bring back John Waters!!!!!
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i do wish The Messenger would have won best First Feature.
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messenger is really a nice movie... i thought that it will be nominated for many categories... but still i didn't happened like that. are you all satisfied with these announcements?
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2012 Independent Spirit Award nominees

BEST FEATURE
50/50
Beginners
Drive
Take Shelter
The Artist
The Descendants

BEST DIRECTOR
Mike Mills, Beginners
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive
Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
Another Earth
In the Family
Margin Call
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Natural Selection

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)
Bellflower
Circumstance
Hello Lonesome
Pariah
The Dynamiter

BEST SCREENPLAY
Joseph Cedar, Footnote
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Tom McCarthy, Win Win
Mike Mills, Beginners
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, The Descendants

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Mike Cahill and Brit Marling, Another Earth
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Patrick DeWitt, Terri
Phil Johnston, Cedar Rapids
Will Reiser, 50/50

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Lauren Ambrose, Think of Me
Rachel Harris, Natural Selection
Adepero Oduye, Pariah
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

BEST MALE LEAD
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Ryan Gosling, Drive
Woody Harrelson, Rampart
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter
Anjelica Huston, 50/50
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Harmony Santana, Gun Hill Road
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Albert Brooks, Drive
John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
John C. Reilly, Cedar Rapids
Corey Stoll, Midnight in Paris

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Joel Hodge, Bellflower
Benjamin Kuh-Sulk, The Off Hours
Darius Kond-Jee, Midnight in Paris
Gui-omme Shiffman, The Artist
Jeffrey Waldron, The Dynamiter

BEST DOCUMENTARY
An African Election
Bill Cunningham New York
The Interrupters
The Redemption of General Butt Naked
We Were Here

BEST FOREIGN FILM
A Separation
Melancholia
Shame
The Kid With a Bike
Tyrannosaur

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Given to one film's director, casting director and its ensemble cast)
Margin Call

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Chad Burris, Mosquita y Mari
Sophia Lin, Take Shelter
Josh Mond, Martha Marcy May Marlene

ACURA SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Simon Arthur, Silver Tongues
Mark Jackson, Without
Nicholas Ozek, Mamitas

AVEENO TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Heather Courtney, Where Soldiers Came From
Danfung Dennis, Hell and Back Again
Alma Har'El, Bombay Beach
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Re: 2012 Independent Spirit Award nominees

Well done.
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Oh look, it's the real Academy Award nominees!

...that aside that's a pretty good list of nominees.
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What, no love for KILLER ELITE?
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Midnight in Paris is eligible, but it only gets a cinematography nod?
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Midnight in Paris is eligible, but it only gets a cinematography nod?
Best Supporting Male as well.

Very strange that Glenn Close wasn't nominated for Albert Nobbs (obviously eligible, since McTeer did pick up a nod).

And Clooney didn't make it in either, despite the strong showing for The Descendants. Looks like they didn't want to Hollywood up the ceremony too much.
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I was hoping John C. Reilly would get a nom for Terri. Probably my favorite performance of the year.
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Glad to see Beginners get several nominations. Loved that movie.

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30th Spirit Independent Awards 2015

Full nominations and winners handed out last Saturday, February 21st:

Best Feature
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Boyhood
Love Is Strange
Selma
Whiplash

Best First Feature
Nightcrawler
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Dear White People
Obvious Child
She's Lost Control

John Cassavetes Award
Land Ho! [side comment: I loved this movie]
Blue Ruin
It Felt Like Love
Man From Reno
Test

Best Male Lead
Michael Keaton – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Andrι 3000 – Jimi: All Is by My Side
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
John Lithgow – Love Is Strange
David Oyelowo – Selma

Best Female Lead
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant
Rinko Kikuchi – Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Jenny Slate – Obvious Child
Tilda Swinton – Only Lovers Left Alive

Best Supporting Male
J. K. Simmons – Whiplash
Riz Ahmed – Nightcrawler
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Alfred Molina – Love Is Strange
Edward Norton – Birdman

Best Supporting Female
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Carmen Ejogo – Selma
Emma Stone – Birdman
Andrea Suarez Paz – Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Best Director
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash
Ava DuVernay – Selma
Alejandro Gonzαlez Iραrritu – Birdman
David Zellner – Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Best Screenplay
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski – Big Eyes
J.C. Chandor – A Most Violent Year
Jim Jarmusch – Only Lovers Left Alive
Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias – Love Is Strange

Best First Screenplay
Justin Simien – Dear White People
Desiree Akhavan – Appropriate Behavior
Sara Colangelo – Little Accidents
Justin Lader – The One I Love
Anja Marquardt – She's Lost Control

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman
Darius Khondji – The Immigrant
Sean Porter – It Felt Like Love
Lyle Vincent – A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Bradford Young – Selma

Best Editing
Tom Cross – Whiplash
Sandra Adair – Boyhood
John Gilroy – Nightcrawler
Ron Patane – A Most Violent Year
Adam Wingard – The Guest

Best International Film
Ida (Poland) – Paweł Pawlikowski
Force Majeure (Sweden) – Ruben Φstlund
Leviathan (Russia) – Andrey Zvyagintsev
Mommy (Canada) – Xavier Dolan
Norte, the End of History (Philippines) – Lav Diaz
Under the Skin (United Kingdom) – Jonathan Glazer

Best Documentary
Citizenfour – Laura Poitras
20,000 Days on Earth – Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard
Stray Dog – Debra Granik
The Salt of the Earth – Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders
Virunga – Orlando von Einsiedel

Robert Altman Award
(The award is given to its film director, casting director, and ensemble cast)
Inherent Vice – Paul Thomas Anderson

Special Distinction Award
Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller, Anthony Bregman, Megan Ellison, Jon Kilik, E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum
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If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is there, does it make a sound?
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Has there ever been such a similarity between the Oscars and the Spirit awards? Hollywood's goin' indy, and Indy's goin' Hollywood.

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