Spirit Awards in the News

2013 Spirit Award Predictions: Will It Be the ‘Silver Linings’ or the ‘Southern Wild’ Show?
Peter Knegt, Indiewire
Everyone’s talking about who will and should win the Oscars in five days, but there’s another award show this weekend too: The Spirit Awards, which go down Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica and honor the best in independent filmmaking. And it’s looking like a showdown between two films… read more



Independent Spirit Awards: Matthew McConaughey, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner and More Set to Present
Jenna Mullins, E! Online
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards is certainly bringing the star power! We can exclusively reveal presenters for the 28th annual awards ceremony, taking place in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Matthew McConaughey, Avengers‘ star Jeremy Renner and Star Trek leading lady Zoe Saldana are set to give out awards… read more



Independent Spirit Awards Presenters, Revealed!
Jarett Wieselman, ET Movies
Given their host (Joel McHale, Rainn Wilson, Seth Rogen, John Waters, Andy Samberg) and nominee track record, The Film Independent Spirit Awards have long been one of my favorite award shows — and don’t even get me started on the sublime singing! This year’s ceremony is set to be their most star-studded to date… read more



Dave Grohl, Chris Tucker to Present at 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards
Rolling Stone
Rock star, talk show guest host, and recent documentary filmmaker Dave Grohl can add awards presenter to the list of things that keep him busy: he’ll be among the presenters at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Silver Linings Playbook‘s Chris Tucker, SNL and Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen and director Sofia Coppola… read more



Jason Bateman, Salma Hayek, Rashida Jones among presenters at Indie Spirit Awards — EXCLUSIVE
Dan Snierson, EW.com
Wondering who will wind up on stage at the Indie Oscars? This much we know: Jason Bateman, Salma Hayek, Common (LUV), and New Girl star Jake Johnson (Safety Not Guaranteed) will be among the presenters at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards, EW has learned… read more



For Your Consideration: The 10 Biggest Surprises of the Spirit Award Nominations
Peter Knegt, Indiewire
There were considerable surprises among the nominations for the 28th Film Independent’s Spirit Awards. While the expected likes of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Bernie,” “Middle of Nowhere” and “Moonrise Kingdom,” found many a nomination, they were joined (or not joined) by quite a few unexpected developments… read more



David O. Russell Reacts To His Spirit Awards Nomination And Possibly Working With Matt Damon
Mike Ryan, The Huffington Post
Earlier on Tuesday, “Silver Linings Playbook” — the shockingly sweet (at least for a David O. Russell directed film) comedy-drama starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper — was nominated for five Independent Spirit Awards, including a Best Director nod for David O. Russell. We spoke to Russell shortly after… read more



What, If Anything, Should We Make of the Spirit Award Nominations? (Analysis)
Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter
“Moonrise Kingdom” and “Silver Linings Playbook” scored the most nominations and “Keep the Lights On” and “Middle of Nowhere” got big profile boosts. The big headlines: Focus Features’ Moonrise Kingdom and The Weinstein Co.’s Silver Linings Playbook lead the field with five nominations each… read more



‘Silver Linings,’ ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Lead Spirit Award Noms
Susan King, The Los Angeles Times
Two offbeat comedies dominated the 28th annual Film Independent Spirit Award nominations Tuesday morning. David O. Russell’s quirky “Silver Linings Playbook,” starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, and Wes Anderson’s charming coming-of-age comedy “Moonrise Kingdom,” each earned five… read more



What the Spirits Do and Don’t Portend
Melena Ryzik, The New York Times
A few filmmakers and stars still recovering from the hangover of the vodka-sponsored Gothams (waiters urged guests to open up the bottles on their tables; some just took them home) are likely to be in for a nice surprise this afternoon. The Film Independent Spirit Awards dovetailed with many Gothams picks… read more



Indie Spirit Noms Offer Glimpse into Awards Race
Jon Weisman, Variety
Independent film Goliaths strode tall at Tuesday’s nominations for the 28th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, but a few Davids were still able to slingshot their way to success.”Moonrise Kingdom” and “Silver Linings Playbook” led the way with five noms apiece for the kudofest… read more


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