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indie awards season?

indie awards season?

While its definitely not accurate to say that this year’s Golden Globe‘s are dominated by indie films, its true that the recent round of honors and nominations look a bit like the Spirit Awards or the Gotham Awards (much to the dismay of the New York Post) — those two events, which often weather criticism for high-budgeted picks, singled out Golden Globe best picture (drama) nominees “A History of Violence”, “Brokeback Mountain”, and “Good Night, And Good Luck”. The one actual independent production of the five, Woody Allen’s “Match Point”, was acquired by Dreamworks after its Cannes debut this year. Cronenberg’s “Violence” seems to be the big-budget film of the group, made by New Line for more than $30 million, followed by “Gardener” with its reported $25 million budget. Its safe to expect the Oscar nominations to offer a mix of studio and specialty films, but it seems like one indie that could figure into the mix is “The Squid and the Whale” which has been well-represented across the board; it debuted at Sundance last year and was later acquired by Goldwyn & Sony.

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