independent spirit awards

Watch Kate McKinnon’s Perfect Parody of Cate Blanchett in ‘Carol’

Despite the award-snagging hopeful Carol being totally snubbed by Saturday’s Independent Spirit Awards, it managed to be beautifully parodied by SNL’s own Kate McKinnon.

Watch her fabulous impression of Cate as Carol, complete with desultory red lipstick, nails, cigarettes and mood.

Blanchett is being nominated for an Oscar for best actress… More »


Mya Taylor Becomes First Transgender Actress To Win A Major Film Award

Transgender actress Mya Taylor just made history by becoming the first transgender performer to win a high-profile Hollywood award.

Independent Spirit Awards recognize lower budget films (budgets with less than $20 Million).

Taylor won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance in the film “Tangerine.” In addition… More »


Jared Leto Thanks “My Future Ex-Wife Lupita” And Many, Many Others In His Indie Spirit Awards Acceptance Speech

Knock on wood, but Jared Leto and his beautiful ombre man bun will probably be taking home an Academy Award tonight for playing a trans woman in “Dallas Buyers Club,” but he probably won’t get as much time on stage to say thank you as he did at last night’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. I… More »


Style Superlatives: The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards

The big night is tonight — the Academy Awards! — but for the independent film industry, last night’s Indie Spirit Awards are an even more meaningful occasion, as they gather to celebrate the films that made it to the screen despite very little funds or backing. Interestingly, all of last night’s big winners are frontrunners… More »


The Good, The Bad & The Meh: 2013 Independent Spirit Awards

Tonight is the Academy Awards,  which means Hollywood got the party started last night at the Independent Spirit Awards, where movies without big budget backing are celebrated for their achievements. The less fussy Indie Spirit Awards draws in a funkier-dressed crowd … let’s see who rocked in and who came up short.

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Makeup Bag: Rose Gold Is No Longer Just For Jewelry

Is it just me, or was the beauty for this year’s Oscars kind of a bore? The ladies looked lovely as always, but for the life of me I couldn’t pick out a makeup look that really wowed. Maybe it’s because some of the real stunners, the young actresses who can afford to dare to… More »


Seth Rogen Blasts The Grammys, Chris Brown & Brett Ratner In Indie Spirit Awards’ Monologue

Seth Rogen, host of last night’s Independent Spirit Awards, pretty much killed it in his opening monologue, taking well-deserved shots at Mel Gibson (“Drive made Jews so scary I thought Mel Gibson directed it”) and Lars Von Trier. But his best joke killed three birds with one stone — Brett Ratner, who was forced to resign from… More »


The Good, The Bad & The Meh At The 2012 Independent Spirit Awards

How do the stars — well, some of them — spend the night before the Oscars? Celebrating the best of independent cinema, that’s how. The Indie Spirit Awards’ purple carpet is decidedly more casual than the Academy Awards, but stars like Michelle Williams, Rashida Jones, and Elizabeth Olsen still don’t slack off in the style… More »


UPDATE: Paul Rudd Grab’s Eva Mendes’ Boob; Rosario Dawson Grabs Paul’s Crotch

UPDATE: Since they happen so quickly before the Oscars, the Independent Spirit Awards don’t usually get a ton of press. And so we will just bring you the weird-light (yeah, I can’t quite call it a highlight) of the awards ceremony. As Paul Rudd and Eva Mendes were presenting an award for Best Screenplay, Eva… More »