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Spirit Awards Pitch a Tent in Santa Monica for 28th Awards Show February 23

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood November 14, 2012 at 12:42PM

It's back to the white tent on the Santa Monica beach the day before the Oscars, February 23, for the indie alternative awards show--a favorite for many each year--Film Independent's Spirit Awards. The 28th Indie Spirits will be exclusively broadcast the same night on IFC after its live taping. The nominees will be announced November 27; and Film Independent members are eligible to vote.
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Dujardin & Bejo in "The Artist"
Dujardin & Bejo in "The Artist"

It's back to the white tent on the Santa Monica beach the day before the Oscars, February 23, for the indie alternative awards show--a favorite for many each year--Film Independent's Spirit Awards. The 28th Indie Spirits will be exclusively broadcast the same night on IFC after its live taping. The nominees will be announced November 27; and Film Independent members are eligible to vote.

FI co-president Josh Welsh states, “Ours is a one-of-a-kind awards show that allows us to not take ourselves too seriously. I'm excited to see what our longtime executive producer Diana Zahn-Storey and her amazing production team have in store for this year’s broadcast on IFC."
 
Among last year's winners were "The Artist" (Best Director: Michael Hazanavicius, Male Lead: Jean Dujardin, Cinematographer: Guillaume Schiffman), "The Descendants" (Best Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash; Supporting Female: Shailene Woodley), "My Week With Marilyn" (Best Female Lead: Michelle Williams), "Beginners" (Best Supporting Male: Christopher Plummer), "A Separation" (Best International Film: Dir. Asghar Farhadi) and "Margin Call" (Best First Feature: Dir. J.C. Chandor).
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.