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    For Your Consideration: Previewing The Independent Spirit Award Nominations, Which Could Look a Lot Like The Oscars

    With the recent announcement of the Gotham Award nominations, it only seems appropriate for this week’s column to take on the granddaddy of independent film awards: Film Independent’s Spirit Awards.

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    Save The Dates: Here's The 2013-14 Awards Calendar

    Indiewire is keeping a running tally of all the officially announced dates so all you awards geeks out there can make sure you don't miss a step.

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    Watch: George Clooney, Julie Delpy and Nicole Holofcener on the Highs and Lows of Screenwriting

    For this year's Writer Roundtable, The Hollywood Reporter sat down with George Clooney and Grant Heslov ("Monuments Men," which was slated to open this year, but was bumped after the discussion to Feb. 7), Jonas Cuaron ("Gravity"), Julie Delpy ("Before Midnight"), Nicole Holofcener ("Enough Said"), ...

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    Why Matthew McConaughey Is One Of the Bravest Actors Out There

    Matthew McConaughey is charismatic. It’s obvious and oft repeated, but true. The actor with a distinctly Texan twinkle in his eye and drawl from his grin manages to draw the audience to himself onscreen fairly consistently, whether he is at the film’s center or on its periphery. His career has seen ...

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    How Has Spike Jonze's 'Her' Changed the Oscar Race? Peter Knegt and Eric Kohn Revisit Awards Season Buzz

    With Oscar season in full swing, Indiewire chief film critic Eric Kohn and senior writer Peter Knegt revisit the buzz after tipping their toes in the water last month.

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    Film Independent Co-President Sean Mc Manus Steps Down

    Film Independent announced today that co-president Sean Mc Manus will be vacating the position, leaving Josh Welsh as the organization's sole president.

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    Which Categories Were Cut From the Spirit Awards' Broadcast?

    The Spirit Awards haven't been broadcast live for several years now. This past weekend's ceremony was, like the last two, taped and aired in a more viewer-friendly evening slot rather than in the afternoon, when it takes place.

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    Watch: Andy Samberg's Opening Sketch & Monologue From Independent Spirit Awards 2013

    If somehow you still watched The Independent Spirit Awards late last night, despite the winners being announced hours earlier, then this is old news. But if you're like most of us and didn't, well here's a little bit of catch-up before the Oscars roll out in just a few hours.

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    The Independent Spirit Awards Are Losing the Indie Quotient. Can They Win It Back?

    "Fuck Hollywood," said host Andy Samberg at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards, a tongue-in-cheek act of defiance that was met with a mixed reaction. The irony, of course, was that this Santa Monica beach gathering brought much of Hollywood together for a ceremony that constantly sends a message a...

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    'Silver Linings Playbook' Sweeps Indie Spirit Awards

    Irking many within the tent in Santa Monica housing the 28th Independent Spirit Awards, David O. Russell's $100 million grossing "Silver Linings Playbook" swept the Film Independent Spirit Awards, topping the favored likes of "Beasts of the Southern Wild." "Silver L...

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