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    'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Silver Linings,' 'Beasts' & 'Keep The Lights On' Top Spirit Awards Nominations

    We've barely had time to take a breath since the Gotham Awards were awarded last night, and already we're moving on, because their big cousin, the 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, revealed their nominations just a few minutes ago.

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    'Silver Linings,' 'Moonrise Kingdom' Lead Spirit Award Nominations

    The 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced today in Los Angeles, with Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" leading the pack with five nominations apiece.

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    The Spoils: Could Oscar Award the Pig Tricks and Swamp-Rat Magic of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'?

    Ever since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Benh Zeitlin’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild” has been a recurring theme in indie-film fans’ excited chatter about their favorite moviegoing experiences this year. As a result, the film has been charging toward awa...

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    For Your Consideration: Independent Spirit Awards Have Plenty to Choose From (But Don't Expect Much Oscar Crossover)

    With nominations announced Tuesday, the Spirits promise to be a surprising representation of the year in American independent film. But will this year’s event be much less Oscar-friendly than last year’s?

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    Now THIS Is How It Should Be Done: Seth Rogen's Independent Spirit Awards Opening Monologue (In Case You Missed It)

    To paraphrase host Seth Rogen, there was this show on Saturday that you didn't watch and barely knew even existed, taking place in a tent for some fucking reason. It was the Spirit Awards, aka the Independent Spirit Awards as they used to call it (we posted the winners on Saturday) and if you wa...

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    'The Artist' Sweeps Spirit Awards Taking Best Picture, Director, Actor & Cinematography

    The awards season train continues for "The Artist," and while in years past the Spirit Awards have tended to honor edgier or more decidedly independent fare, this year it looks like even they have the fever for the silent movie sensation. Taking home the big prizes for Best Picture, Best D...

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    'The Artist' Sweeps Indie Spirit Awards

    Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" swept the 27th Film Independent's Spirit Awards this afternoon, taking prizes for best feature, best director, best actor and best cinematography in what is surely foreshadowing for tomorrow's Oscars.

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    The Amazing Race: Our Predictions For The 2012 Spirit Awards

    This weekend isn't just about the Oscars, for the record. Saturday night, as is traditional, sees the warm-up for the big show with the 2012 Spirit Awards, Film Independent's antidote to the Academy Awards, intended to honor the best of independent cinema. With recent winners of the top prize includ...

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    Ben Kingsley, Anthony Mackie, Patricia Clarkson & More To Present At The Spirit Awards; My Morning Jacket & K'Naan To Perform

    EXCLUSIVE: Before the big Oscar show takes place on Sunday, as the tradition goes, the Film Independent Spirit Awards will honor their nominees and winners the night before, with festivities set to get underway on Saturday evening. It is shaping up to another memorable night, with the stars lining u...

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