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Ira Sachs

Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $3,802,096 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,023)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Love is Strange (Director), Love is Strange (Screenwriter), Love is Strange (Producer), Little Men (Director), Little Men (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Mauricio Zacharias, Lucas Joaquin, Marisa Tomei

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In Technical RolesScreenwriter3$3,211,204$590,892$3,802,096

2016 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 23rd, 2016


The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

December 6th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.


Awards Season: Silver Linings for Limited Releases

November 28th, 2012

The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though. More...

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
8/5/2016 Little Men Director,
$702,537 $368,140 $1,070,677
8/22/2014 Love is Strange Director,
$2,262,555 $138,932 $2,401,487
9/7/2012 Keep the Lights On Director,
$246,112 $83,820 $329,932
Movies: 3Totals:$3,211,204$590,892$3,802,096