Spirit Awards in the News

Independent Spirit Awards 2013: Preview of Oscars Winners?
Chris Connelly, ABC News



At the Spirit Awards, Love for ‘Silver Linings’ and, Well, Spirits
Melena Ryzik, The New York Times
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A debut feature made by a neophyte director with a nonprofessional cast was overlooked in favor of a film with Hollywood names and a budget that was $20 million higher as “Beasts of the Southern Wild” lost several times over to “Silver Linings Playbook” at the Film Independent Spirit Awards here on Saturday… read more



The Independent Spirit Awards Give the F Word to the Oscars
Ramin Setoodeh, The Daily Beast
The Film Independent Spirit Awards—Hollywood’s irreverent lunch on the beach in Santa Monica the day before the Oscars—has a long tradition of giving the finger to the Academy. The ceremony is held in a gigantic tent with a red carpet that’s actually pink. Many of the nominees are under-the-radar films… read more



10 Awesome Things at the Independent Spirit Awards
Lea Palmieri, OK! Magazine
The Independent Spirit Awards took place yesterday and aired last night on IFC. They are hands-down the most FUN awards show of the season! There’s a lot of drinking, mingling and laughing. That might have something to do with host Andy Samberg who did a great job leading the night… read more



Spirit Awards Roundup: How Indie Is Indie?
Joe Reid, Film.com
The 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were handed out on Saturday, at their usual spot on the beach in Santa Monica. It’s casual! It’s indie! It’s… increasingly hewing to the mainstream as dictated by the Oscars. Last year, eventual Oscar champ “The Artist” took home the big awards, despite the Spirits being… read more



5 Best Moments at the Indie Spirit Awards + The Winners
Elina Shatkin, Los Angeles Magazine
If the Golden Globes are the Oscars’ kooky, drunken aunt, then the Film Indepdent Spirit Awards are their foulmouthed, tipsy cousin. (Note the running theme among the non-Academy Awards shows: the availability of alcohol during the telecast.) Recorded this afternoon in a glamorous tent… read more



Film Independent Spirit Awards 2013: ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘The Sessions’ Win Big
Sophie Schillaci, The Hollywood Reporter
Andy Samberg hosted the 28th annual ceremony, held Saturday on the beach in Santa Monica. Ahead of Sunday’s Oscars, Silver Linings Playbook was a big winner at the 28th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, where it took home the day’s top honor of best feature, best lead female for Jennifer Lawrence… read more

Also: THR’s Independent Spirit Awards 2013 Photo Booth



Spirit Awards 2013: Harvey Weinstein Has Great Day With Winners ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, Jennifer Lawrence, David O Russell; ‘The Sessions’ And ‘Amour’ Also Score
Nikki Fenke, Deadline
SANTA MONICA – The always fun (and usually comic) 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards from Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization, spread the wealth today at a daytime luncheon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. (The broadcast will air at 10:00 pm ET/PT on IFC.) Many audience favorites won, as indicated by the cheering… read more



Spirit Awards Poll: Who Will Win and Who Should Win According To 80 Critics and Bloggers
Peter Knegt, Indiewire
Indiewire conducted a poll of its writers and 80 of its Criticwire participants, asking two simple questions about this year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards: Who will win, and who should win? In thirteen categories, insiders suggested who might take home an award at the ceremony tomorrow afternoon in Santa Monica, California… read more



Andy Samberg on Hosting the Spirit Awards and What’s Up His (Ripped-Off) Sleeve
Dan Snierson, EW.com
With the Film Independent Spirit Awards looming on Saturday, Feb. 23 (IFC, 10 p.m), Andy Samberg has been rigorously preparing to shine as the host. Make that rise and shine. “It’s actually filmed at 1:30 in the afternoon, so I’m slowly trying to change my sleep schedule,” says the SNL vet and star of Celeste and Jesse Forever… read more


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