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Spirit Awards

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    Watch: Paul Rudd Gropes Eva Mendes and Felicity Huffman Curses A Lot in the Spirit Awards' Most Outrageous Moments

    Every February, the Independent Spirit Awards act as a necessary counterpoint to the Academy Award's relatively clean and respectful broadcast, offering stars the opportunity to say or do anything they want during IFC's censor-free televised broadcast.

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Andy Samberg Hosts the Spirit Awards

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Shameless," "Girls," Californication," "Enlightened" and, this coming weekend, the Academy Awards, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from t...

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    Watch: Host Andy Samberg Has Bear Legs and a Doppelganger in Two Spirit Award Teasers

    The Independent Spirit Awards are fast approaching, and while that means many of your more under-seen and modestly budgeted favorite films of last year may finally be getting their due, it also holds the promise of a more fun and freewheeling alternative to the drag that is the Oscars ceremony.

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    A Complete Guide To 2012-13 Awards Season

    Award season is in full swing, with basically three straight months of announcements from critic groups, guilds, boards, and yes, academies, underway.

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    Andy Samberg to Host the 2013 Spirit Awards

    Film Independent has announced that actor Andy Samberg will host the 28th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards. The 2013 Spirit Awards will be held February 23 in Santa Monica and broadcast later that day on IFC.

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    Save The Dates: Here's the 2012-13 Awards Season Calendar

    The 2012-13 awards season is fast approaching. Beginning in October with the Gotham Award nominations, over four months of ballot mailing, nomination announcements and award ceremonies are coming our way, culminating in the the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013. Indiewire is keeping a ...

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    For Your Consideration: The 10 Biggest Surprises of the Spirit Award Nominations

    The 28th Film Independent's Spirit Awards nominations were announced yesterday in L.A., and while "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Bernie," "Middle of Nowhere" and "Moonrise Kingdom" landed expected nods, they were joined (or not joined) by quite a few unexpected developments.

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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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