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'Black Swan' Takes Best Feature, Actress, Director & Cinematographer At Indie Spirit Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2011 1:05 AM
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The second-to-last hurrah of the movie season took place this afternoon, with the Independent Spirit Awards, the looser neighbor to the big Oscar show tomorrow night. And while it's unlikely "Black Swan" will repeat the feat on Sunday, Fox Searchlight must be very pleased to close off their year in such a winning a fashion.

Oscarbation: The Road To The Oscars 2011 & Predictions

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 26, 2011 7:52 AM
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Last year, the Academy Awards expanded the field of Best Picture nominees to ten, ostensibly to give the public the feeling of having influence on what awards committees deemed the finest films of the year. Some argued the move was intended to level the populist playing field in 2008 when "The Dark Knight" was not nominated for a Best Picture award, and the public seemed to be outraged over this move. But one could say the strategy backfired, as the winner was Kathryn Bigelow’s tense war picture “The Hurt Locker,” one of the lowest grossing Best Picture winners in the last few decades. And of course it lost out to the MOR-player "Avatar," now the highest grossing film of all time.

'Winter's Bone' & 'The Kids Are All Right' Lead The Nominees For The Spirit Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2010 4:18 AM
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With seven and five nominations respectively for "Winter's Bone" and "The Kids Are All Right," female directors and their films are leading the pack this year at the Independent Spirit Awards.

'Winter's Bone' Begins Awards Season Run Winning Best Picture At The Gotham Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2010 2:55 AM
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Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone" is off to a strong awards season start, picking up two awards at last night Gotham Awards in New York City hosted by Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson.

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