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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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    '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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    SPIRIT AWARDS LIVE | The Complete Event, Minute By Minute

    SPIRIT AWARDS LIVE | The Complete Event, Minute By Minute

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    Spirit Awards 2012 | Indiewire Poll: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

    Indiewire conducted a poll of its writers as well over 25 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 this S...

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    2012 Spirit Awards Predictions: Will They Think Outside 'The Artist' Box?

    It came as something of a shock when Michel Hazanavicius's "The Artist" topped the Spirit Award nominations last November. Not because people didn't think it wasn't good enough, but because most assumed it was ineligible due to being a French production with a French filmmaker....

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    Meet the 2012 Best First Feature Spirit Award Nominees #6: Robbie Pickering, "Natural Selection"

    Robbie Pickering's "Natural Selection" premiered at last year's South by Southwest Festival and garnered breakthrough performance nominations for actors Rachael Harris and Matt O'Leary.

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    Meet the 2012 Best First Feature Spirit Award Nominees #5: Patrick Wang, 'In The Family'

    Patrick Wang's "In The Family" was hailed by the NYTimes as "remarkably fresh," "topical and timeless." First time director (and leading man) Wang studied physics and economics before jumping into theater, where he learned about design and how to work with actors. Now he's up for the Indie Spirit Aw...

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    Meet the 2012 Best First Feature Spirit Award Nominees #4: J.C. Chandor, 'Margin Call'

    J.C. Chandor broke out in 2011 with his feature debut, "Margin Call." Featuring a cast of acting heavies like Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci, Paul Bettany, Zachary Quinto and Demi Moore, the financial drama was a success in limited release and received an Academy Award nomination for Best...

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    Meet the 2012 John Cassavettes Spirit Award Nominees #3: Matthew Gordon, 'The Dynamiter'

    Good news came for Matthew Gordon's "The Dynamiter," up for the Spirits Awards' John Cassavettes Best First Feature honor; just last week the film got picked up by Film Movement for distribution in the second quarter of 2012.

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    Meet the 2012 John Cassavetes Spirit Award Nominees #2: Adam Reid, 'Hello Lonesome'

    "Filmmaking is a terrible business, but one of the greatest hobbies ever," says director Adam Reid, Independent Spirit Award nominee for his film "Hello Lonesome." Reid's film is a collection of three interwoven short stories about the desire to love and be loved. Reid got hi...

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