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Adam Sandler Gets Oscar Snub Redemption With Raucous Indie Spirits Speech

Fans of Josh and Benny Safdie’s nail-biter “Uncut Gems” have been eager to see Adam Sandler lauded for his performance as scumbag bling jeweler Howard Ratner since one of the earliest screenings of the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, where an audience member yelled “An Oscar for Sandman!,” creating a refrain repeated throughout […]

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2020 Indie Spirit Awards Winners List (Updating Live)

The winners of the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards are being announced live during today’s ceremony, hosted for the second year in a row by Aubrey Plaza (fresh off rave reviews from Sundance for her performance in the indie “Black Bear”). Unlike the Oscars where Netflix is the most-nominated studio, the Spirit Awards are dominated in […]

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Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet Gallery 2020

The 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards is set to honor the best in independent cinema, from Oscar contenders like Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” to beloved indie darlings such as Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell,” the Safdie brothers’ “Uncut Gems,” Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” and Joe Talbot’s “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” A24 leads all […]

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Watch Bill Murray and Aubrey Plaza Cosplay ‘The Lighthouse’ in Indie Spirits Preview

One of the annual delights of the Independent Spirit Awards is seeing a number of films that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences neglected to credit recognized a day before the Oscars. Another Indie Spirit joy is watching talented funny people deliver micro-targeted jokes related to said films.So, even in short concentrated doses, […]

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Laura Dern Talks Aging at Aarp’s Movies for Grownups Awards: ‘I’m Having the Time of My Life’

Ageism may be a significant problem in Hollywood, but not at Aarp’s “Movies for Grownups” Awards, where actors over 50 are revered like fine wine — and honored for getting better with age. Inevitably, there were some jokes about the ceremony’s name: “When I was asked to attend an award show called Movies for Grownups, […]

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The Best Reactions to Monday’s Oscar Nominations

The 92nd Academy Award nominations were announced Monday with “Joker” and Netflix leading all films and distributors. But it was this morning’s reactions from celebrities and Oscar nominees that best summed up the news.Florence Pugh, nominated for best supporting actress in “Little Women,” Instagrammed a before and after photo of herself in bed.Issa Rae, who […]

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The Hypnotic ‘Uncut Gems’ Score Mashes Synth and Prog-Rock — Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Video

“Uncut Gems” deserves an award for Most Stressful Theatrical Experience, and it’s cranked up to 11 thanks to composer Daniel Lopatin. He mashed synth sounds and elements of ’70s prog-rock to create a unique sonic environment that stands as its own work of art.Lopatin is better known by his recording alias of Oneohtrix Point Never, […]

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