Gemma Chan

23 Feb 19
GoldDerby
The 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards, which airs live on the IFC cable channel at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT this Saturday with Aubrey Plaza as host, is likely to be more indie than it has been recently. Consider that in the past decade, the Spirit Award for  Best Feature has agreed with the Academy Award’s Best Picture winner five times: “The Artist” (2011), “12 Years a Slave” (2013),  “Birdman” (2014), “Spotlight” (2015) and “Moonlight” (2016). But there is no way that is happening this year. Why? None of the Spirit nominees –“Eighth Grade,”“First Reformed,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Leave No Trace” and “You Were Never Really Here” — are up for an Oscar. That is quite a shift, given that every Spirit winner for the past nine years has at least been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. (“Roma,” which is considered the likeliest title to claim Oscar’s biggest prize,  is considered a shoo-in for a Best International Film Spirit honor.) The two Spirit categories that are most likely to coincide with Oscar’s choice is Glenn Close winning Best Female Lead for “The Wife” and Regina King grabbing the gold as Best Supporting Female for “If Beale Street Could Talk.” King’s  film and its director, Barry Jenkins – both snubbed by the academy  — are favorites in the combined Gold Derby Spirit odds of Experts, Editors and Users. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2018/independent-spirit-awards-winners-oscars-overlap-news-317584620/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]How independent have the Spirit Awards been from Oscar? You might be surprised[/pmc-related-link] An independent spirit also describes the informal mood of the ceremony that is held the day before the Oscars in a beachfront tent next to Santa Monica Pier. Follow along with us as the Indie Spirits are handed out (all times are ET). SEE Full list of Spirit Award winners (and nominees, too) Refresh this page for the most up-to-date results and commentary   Join in the fierce debate over the 2019 Spirit Awards taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our film forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest prediction 5 p.m.  Host Aubrey Plaza does a cold opening and attempts to conjure the spirit the Independent Film Spirit Awards spirits with a coven of indie queens including Rosanna Arquette, Marissa Tomei  and Marsha Gay Harden as they reject the Hollywood mainstream and sacrifice a virgin. Yes, there was blood. 5:05 p.m. Plaza, minus the blood, welcomes everyone to a celebration of “films that are too important to see.  She adds, “The network’s first choice to host was no one but they are already booked for tomorrow, so you got me.” 5:08 p.m.  Says Plaza: “Glenn Close is here with ‘The Wife.’ She’s not the only one with the wife. My dad is here.” 5:11 p.m. Plaza then notes that it is the 50th anniversary of John Waters‘ first feature film, ‘Mondo Trasho.’ He is actually directing the show. Woods says TV is like “Bohemian Rhapsody” — it has no director, either. 5:14 p.m. Glenn Close is the first presenter and she says it is her Spirit Awards ceremony. She is rocking a suit that looks like it is made out of pink aluminum. She gives the Best Supporting Male award to Richard E. Grant for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”  The Gold Derby-ites overwhelmingly backed him to win. We will have to see if this means he has any chance to beat Mahershala Ali in “Green Book” at the Oscars. 5:17 p.m. The “Someone to Watch” pre-show award is handed out by Bryan Tyree Henry and it goes to Alex  Moratto for “Socrates.” 5:20 p.m. LaKeith Stanfield of “Sorry to Bother You” and Finn Wolfhard of “Stranger Things” present the Best First Screenplay award to Bo Burham for “Eighth Grade.” “He says his leading lady Elsie Fisher is the reason he is receiving his honor. 5:34 p.m. Jon Hamm, bland in a light gray sport coat,  and Toni Collette, pretty in pink, present the John Cassavetes Award given to the creative team of a film with a budget under $500,000 dollars. It goes to “En El Septimo Dia.” 5:45 p.m. Kiki Layne introduces Best Feature Film nominee”If Beale Street Could Talk,” and the camera briefly focuses on a rather intense Barry Jenkins, the film’s nominated director. 5:48 p.m. Molly Shannon introduces  “a female icon, Bonnie Tapurzo Caputo, the first female pilot to fly for a major U.S. airline.” The  Bonnie Award, that is given to a female director in her prime, goes to Debra Granik of “Leave No Trace.” Cited is her eye for talent including Vera Farmiga in “Down to the Bone,” Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone” and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie in “Leave No Trace.” Shannon adds, “She cares about the characters live in the shadows and outside of society.” 5:50 p.m. Granik gets the first standing O of the afternoon. “This is just a huge love bomb. I am encouraged to be in a tent with people who like to fly with women.” 6: p.m. Gemma Chan of “Captain Marvel” and Tessa Thompson of “Thor: Ragnorak” present Best International Film, a category that pits Oscar faves “Roma” and “The Favourite” against one another. And “Roma,” gets it.  Alfonso Cuaron previously won the honor for 2001’s “Y Tu Mama Tambien.” 6:05 p.m. The pre-show Truer Than Fiction award goes to Bing Liu for his doc “Minding the Gap,” which mined 12 years of footage showing him and his two skateboarding friends as they struggle with becoming men. 6:12 p.m. Regina Hall and Riley Keough  give out the award for “the unsung heroes of the film world” — film editors.  The Film Editing award goes to Jo Bini for “You Were Never Really Here.” 6:15 p.m. A very blond Carey Mulligan  of “Wildlife” delivers Best First Feature. A surprise — “Sorry to Bother You” upstages “Hereditary,” the Gold Derby choice. Writer-director Boots Riley based his film on his experience as a telemarketer. 6:18 p.m. Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie introduces “Leave No Trace,” about a war vet father suffering with PTSD and daughter who live off the grid. 6:22 p.m. Armie Hammer gives the Robert Altman Award to Luca Guadagnino, his “Call Me By Your Name” director for his remake of  Dario Argento‘s  ’70s ballet-themed horror film, “Suspiria.” A parade of beautiful women, including star Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton. 6:30 p.m. The black drag queen version of Aubrey Plaza with a chorus line of shirtless guys belts a story that incorporates song titles.  Because, why not? 6: 35 p.m. Mark Duplass joins Ray Romano onstage, who are chagrined by being upstaged by the Amazonian version of the host. They are promoting an intentionally bad job of ad-libbing while promoting their ad-libbed project “Paddleton.” The fact is they are handing out Best Documentary. The Spirit goes to “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” the Mr. Rogers doc that Oscar shunned. Director Morgan Neville previously won a Spirit for 2013’s “20 Feet From Stardom.” He calls for more radical kindness in the world, the kind that the children’s TV show host believed in. 6:40 p.m. Elsie Fisher adorably introduces her breakout hit “Eighth Grade,” which is represented by her character taking her dad to task for being “weird and quiet.” 6: 45 p.m. Speaking of adorable, Sterling K. Brown of “Black Panther” and Bryan Tyree Henry of “If Beale Street Could Talk.” Brown teases him for calling out “white people doing crazy shit” in the opening bit. They get the honor to reward the Best Supporting Female. And, yes, as expected the award goes to his co-star, Regina King, for her fierce mother in “Beale Street.” “To receive this for those two men right there. …” 6:55 p.m. Ekaterina Samsonov,  the young girl in “You Were Never Really Here,” who introduces a clip from the Best Feature nominee, admits she didn’t know who Joaquin Phoenix was before they  acted together. 7:00 p.m. Viggo Mortensen of “Green Book” walks out to healthy applause. He is tasked with handing out the Spirit for Best Screenplay. Again, Derby odds favored “First Reformed,” but “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” takes it instead. Winners Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty call up their director Marielle Heller to share their prize for the biopic of Lee Israel, a desperate writer who traffics in forgery. 7:10 p.m. Laura Dern is in the house, and she gets double duty. First, Best Cinematography.  It goes to Sayombhu Mukdeeprom for “Suspiria,” who isn’t in the house. He won last year for “Call Me By Your Name.” As for Best Director, it goes as expected to Barry Jenkins. He humbly says, “With everything going on in the world, it just feels strange to be up here.” He also makes the case that considering 60% of his category were women, there should be an effort to hire more females behind the camera. 7:15 p.m. The pre-show Producers Award goes to Shrihari Sathe. 7:20 p.m. Taraji P. Henson says she wants to “gush” about some very special men up for Best Male Lead, but she lets the clips of their performances speak for themselves. The trophy goes to Ethan Hawke, the Gold Derby fave by far, for his minister in “First Reformed.” Seyfrieg accepts on her co-star’s behalf. 7:25 p.m. Javier Bardem and “Roma’s” Yalitza Aparicio get to give present the Best Female Lead as Bardem sings her praises as a first-time actress. She says she is honored to present with him in Spanish and the feeling is mutual. And it is Yalitza who gets to say those wonderful words, “Glenn Close,” for ‘”he Wife.”She brings her cute white dog, Pippi, on the the stage, explaining, “He’s my date.” Thus, Close is one step closer to getting the big one. 7:28 p.m. “Pippi the dog just scored a three-picture deal at Amazon,” quips Plaza. Michael Keaton, who has been Batman and Birdman is now “final presenter man.” He gives props to Rami Malek’s teeth in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which have not been properly acknowledged during the awards season. Eventually, he gets to his task at hand. The five Best Picture nominees. And the Spirit goes to  …. “If Beale Street Could Talk,” again a much-anticipated win.  
23 Feb 19
Heavy.com

Find out what time the Independent Spirit Awards are set to air and what platform you’ll be able to watch it.

23 Feb 19
GoldDerby
The 2019 Independent Spirit Awards will air live nationwide on Saturday, February 23 from a tent on Santa Monica beach beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET on IFC. The 34th annual edition of this ceremony will be hosted by actress Aubrey Plaza. The 34th Indie Spirits will be available to cable TV subscribers on the IFC website. You may already be subscribing to a service that includes a live stream of the IFC channel. DirecTVNow, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV all have deals with IFC. The basic packages for these that include this channel run about $40 per month. Want to watch without a TV? The live stream of the Independent Spirit Awards will once again be available on Facebook Watch. Before the show begins, that same page will take you backstage and onto the red carpet beginning at 12:00 p.m. PT/3:00 p.m. And behind-the-scenes interviews will also be available on the official Independent Spirits website and YouTube channel. SEE 2019 Independent Spirit Awards: Every film, every nomination at the 34th Indie Spirits Handling presenting duties are: Javier Bardem, Sterling K. Brown, Gemma Chan, Glenn Close, Toni Collette, Mark Duplass, Elsie Fisher, Regina Hall, Armie Hammer, Brian Tyree Henry, Taraji P. Henson, Michael Keaton, Riley Keough, KiKi Layne, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Viggo Mortensen, Carey Mulligan, Ray Romano, Ekaterina Samsonov, Amanda Seyfried, Molly Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson and Finn Wolfhard. SEE 2019 Independent Spirit Awards: What time do 34th Indie Spirits start, who will win, who hosts? [predictions-widget id=1202617374] Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on February 24. PREDICT the Oscars now; change them until February 24
23 Feb 19
World Site News

Filmmaker Ryan Fleck says Captain Marvel features some action nuggets from Hollywood sci-fi hits such as “The Matrix” and “Terminator 2”. The co-director of the Brie Larson-fronted first female Marvel superhero standalone says he and partner Anna Boden have pulled some references from films, including 1972 Best Picture Oscar winner “French Connection”, that have had…

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23 Feb 19
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