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Indiewire Announces the Launch of Our First-Ever Awards Season Spotlight

Photo of Dana Harris By Dana Harris | Indiewire December 6, 2013 at 1:59PM

This isn't the awards season; it's The Awards Season. And part of its charm is, yes, the horse-racing aspect: It's fun to see so many great contenders and wonder which ones will surprise, falter or prevail. But Indiewire doesn't love movies because they win awards; we love it when movies we love enter the race. We get to celebrate the best movies in the world every day, and the end of the year gives us an especially sweet excuse. Part of that stems from the way movies are released -- of course, with distributors saving the best for last to keep them fresh in voters' minds. However, great cinema comes out year round, so we're celebrating some of the best work we've seen with our first-ever Awards Season Spotlight, starting Monday, December 9.
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Awards Spotlight Teaser

It's Awards Season, that time of the year where we celebrate the best and brightest from Independent film, Hollywood, and foreign cinema. 

But Indiewire doesn't love movies because they win awards; we love it when movies we love enter the race. So we're celebrating some of the best work we've seen this year with our first-ever Awards Season Spotlight, starting Monday, December 9.

Our editors have selected 16 of this year's best actors and directors -- from features and documentaries, indie underdogs and studio gems -- and we're honoring them with original photography by Daniel Bergeron and video shot by our partners at Movies On Demand.

Accompanying each of these profiles are essays from Indiewire editors as well as quotes from some of the people who supported each subject's work. We'll be rolling them out twice a week, Mondays and Wednesdays, for the next eight weeks, along with a video on Fridays that presents some of the best behind-the-scenes footage we obtained over the last three months at our shoots in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto.

This list is wildly incomplete, of course. There's no way that 16 selections could sum up a year in great movies -- and this one was especially rich. Think of this as a good place to start.







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