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Thursday, April 24, 2014



2012 Awards Season: The Artist Shows its Spirit

While the Independent Spirit Award unofficially kick off Awards Season with their nominations, they are one of the last to hand out their actual awards, which they did on Saturday. As it has most of the time, The Artist led the way by earning four wins out of the five categories it was nominated it. So which one did it lose? And what were the other winners?

The categories and winners are...

BEST FEATURE

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST SCREENPLAY

BEST FIRST FEATURE

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)

BEST FEMALE LEAD

BEST MALE LEAD

BEST SUPPORTING MALE

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

BEST DOCUMENTARY

BEST FOREIGN FILM

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Given to one film's director, casting director and ensemble cast)

Piaget Producers Award

Audi Someone to Watch Award

  • Mark Jackson for Without
Nokia Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant attention.

  • Heather Courtney for Where Soldiers Come From
Notes and Reactions...

  • The Artist won four of the five awards it was nominated for, and while the Independent Spirit Awards don't have the best track record when it comes to predicting the Oscars, I think this time around will be the exception.
  • On the other hand, Take Shelter only converted one of the five nominations into a win.
  • The Descendants picked up a couple awards, including one for Shailene Woodley, who probably deserved at least an Oscar nomination.
  • The only other film to earn more than one award was Margin Call, although only one of those was announced last night. (The Robert Altman Award is announced the day the nominations are announced.)

- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-02-26

Movies 
 The Artist
 The Descendants
 Margin Call
 50/50
 Pariah
 My Week with Marilyn
 Beginners
 The Interrupters
 Jodaeiye Nader az Simin
 Take Shelter