Tag Archives: Winter’s Bone

Predicting the 26th Film Independent Spirit Awards

For those who find the Academy Awards to be a bit high-brow, you’re in luck with the 26th Film Independent Spirit Awards, an awards ceremony widely consider to be the rebellious younger brother of the Oscars, dedicated to celebrating independent film.   Traditionally held on the eve of the Academy Awards, this year’s ceremony is even […]

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Oscar Real: Best Actress in a Leading Role breakdown

With only 4 days, 5 hours and 45 minutes left till Oscar night, there’s a lot of ground left to cover. Earlier I broke down the Supporting Actor category and now its time to switch back to the ladies — the leading ladies, that is.   In recent years, the Best Actress in a Leading […]

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Nominee Spotlight: John Hawkes

Stats Birthdate: September 11, 1959 Birthplace: Alexandria, Minnesota Big Screen Debut: Future- Kill (1985) Oscar Stats: First time nominee John Hawkes  has made his career as a character actor supporting the likes of Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Keanu Reeves, reminiscent of John Cazale of the past and Steve Buscemi of the now. […]

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2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees

Just hours after Winter’s Bone dominated the Gotham Awards on the east coast, Jeremy Renner and Eva Mendes were on hand on the left coast to name the film, along with 127 Hours, Black Swan, Greenberg  and The Kids Are All Right as Best Feature nominees for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.  The awards […]

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2010 Gotham Award Nominations

Ready or not, awards season has just kicked off with the announcement of the 2010 Gotham Award nominees.  The New York based awards show honors independent films annually, while also setting the tone for how certain films will fare during awards season.  This year the competition is intense,  as five of the most critically acclaimed […]

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Trailer Tuesday: June 15, 2010

You can just call this ‘The Contender Edition’ of Trailer Tuesday.  The following trailers feature three very strong films, that will surely be up for awards consideration this year. Enjoy. Somewhere Pass or Play? Play— Why? Two words, Sofia Coppola.  Its been four years since her last film, ‘Marie Antoinette’ and the world has been […]

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