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    '12 Years a Slave' Dominates the Indie Spirit Awards

    "To be a part of that does not come along all that often," said Brad Pitt of producing "12 Years a Slave," backstage at Saturday's alternative to the Oscars, the Independent Spirit Awards. '12 Years a Slave' took home five awards, not only for best feature, but director Steve McQueen, supporting act...

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    Oscar Nominees Win Big at 2014 Independent Spirit Awards (Full Winners List & Red Carpet Videos)

    The independents' alternative to the Oscars, the Indie Spirit Awards, get under way in blustery Santa Monica Saturday. As usual, many of the low-budget Oscar contenders (under $20 million) will take home Indie Spirit awards. Expect "12 Years a Slave" to score Best feature, Director and supporting ac...

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    Documentary Nominations Roundup: Which Films Are Leading the Pack?

    Heading into the critics group voting next week, what are the documentaries leading the pack in terms of nominations? We assess based on nominations from the Indie Spirits, the IDA, the Cinema Eye Honors, the Gothams and the PGA.

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    Indie Spirit Nominated 'After Tiller' Is an Observant, Even-Handed Portrait of the Country's Remaining Third-Trimester Abortion Doctors

    Debut directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have accomplished a tricky thing with “After Tiller,” their documentary on the few openly practicing doctors of third-trimester abortions in the US, which recently scored an Indie Spirit nomination for Best Documentary. They cut out the white noise, and f...

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    Indie Spirit Nominated 'Crystal Fairy': Michael Cera and Gabby Hoffmann Take a Psychoactive Voyage

    "Crystal Fairy," which recently scored Indie Spirit nominations for the John Cassavettes Award and Best Female Lead (Gaby Hoffmann), was written and filmed while director Sebastian Silva and Michael Cera were in Chile waiting for production of their film "Magic Magic" to continue. A film of spontane...

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    Indie Spirit Nominees, Frontrunners, Disappointments, Oscar Impact: '12 Years a Slave,' 'Nebraska,' 'All is Lost' Lead the Pack

    The Indie Spirit Award nominations were announced this morning. Anne Thompson lays out how these nominations impact the awards races to come and the Oscars. Who's ahead, who's disappointed?

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    Andy Samberg's Tasteful Indie Spirit Awards Monologue, 'Bad Lip Reading,' 'Beast It' and Skype Audition Sketches [Video]

    Andy Samberg got it right. The SNL alum hosted Saturday night's Independent Spirit Awards, the penultimate show before Sunday's Oscars, and he led the evening with perfectly goofy candor. Everyone played along and the audience reaction shots were actually a pleasure to watch -- a contrast to Sunday ...

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    'Silver Linings Playbook' Wins Four Independent Spirit Awards, Hunt and Hawkes Win for 'Sessions,' Full List of Winners

    Going in it was Fox Searchlight's scrappy "Beasts of the Southern Wild" vs. Weinstein Co's "Silver Linings Playbook" at the 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards Saturday at the sunny beach in Santa Monica. The show, which airs at 10 PM on IFC, was hosted by SNL's Andy Samberg, who played well ...

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