The “If Beale Street Could Talk” actor and Lena Waithe co-hosted the annual Film Independent Spirits brunch held on Golden Globes weekend, giving out $125,000 in grants to Sundance workshop alumnae Debra Granik, Bing Liu, Shrihari Sathe, and Alex Moratto.
The past Indie Spirit nominee for “Dear White People” and the founder of the Black List — who is getting an award from the Writers Guild this year — at the Indie Spirit nominees brunch.
The director of “Sócrates” wins the Someone to Watch award; the film is nominated for Best Male Lead (Christian Malheiros) and the John Cassavetes Indie Spirit Awards.
The rookie director of lauded documentary “Minding the Gap” won the Independent Spirit Truer than Fiction Award.
The writer-director of “Shirkers” hangs with Film Independent president Josh Welsh.
The New Zealand discovery is vying for Best Supporting Female for “Leave No Trace,” which is also nominated for Best Feature and Director (Debra Granik).
Writer-director Bo Burnham made his feature debut with “Eighth Grade,” which is up for four Indie Spirits, including Best Female Lead for newcomer Elsie Fisher (also nominated for a Comedy Golden Globe), Feature, First Screenplay, and Supporting Actor (Josh Hamilton).
The theater, film, and TV chameleon starred in Ethan Hawke’s “Blaze” this year as well as “Eighth Grade”; playing Elsie Fisher’s father landed him a Supporting Male Spirit nomination.
Academy governor and producer Albert Berger (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Nebraska”) with director Morgan Neville (“Won’t You Be My Neighbor”).
The star of “Looking” is up for his first Indie Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his performance in “We the Animals.”
The Bay Area rookie writer-director’s summer hit “Sorry to Bother You” earned Best Screenplay and Best First Feature Spirit nominations.
The Spirit nominee for writing and directing “First Reformed” talks with webmaster Chaz Ebert of Ebert.com.
The star of Indie Spirit nominees “Mandy” and “Nancy.”
The documentarians behind Sundance entry “Inventing Tomorrow,” Spirit-nominated “On Her Shoulders,” and Oscar-nominated “Waste Land.”