For the ninth year, Hollywood Suite will be the exclusive Canadian home of the Film Independent Spirit Awards! The Awards, honouring the best in independent Film, now it their 37th year, will be hosted by both Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally!
Best Feature nominees this year are: CHIARA, C’MON C’MON, THE LOST DAUGHTER, THE NOVICEandZOLA.
“In a crowded awards season that can often see the same big-budget films lauded over and over again, the Film Independent Spirit Awards are a breath of fresh air,” commented David Kines, President Hollywood Suite. “The awards are bold, smart, and hilarious. As an independent ourselves, we are proud to showcase the cream of the indie crop as the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of the awards for the 9th year.”
The Awards return again to an in-person format after going virtual last year.
The 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards air Sunday, March 6 at 5pm ET on Hollywood Suite.
Do not forget to catch past Best Feature winners on Hollywood Suite. Schedule below:
The Grifters– Friday, March 4 at 9pm on HS90
Fargo – Saturday, March, 5 at 9pm on HS90
Rambling Rose – Saturday, March 5 at 10:40pm on HS90
Silver Linings Playbook – Sunday, March 6 at 7:35pm on HS00
Brokeback Mountain – Sunday, March 6 at 11:25pm on HS00
We’ve been so lucky to attend in past years in-person. See some of our coverage here.
The 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards take place Thursday, April 22, 2021 and nominations were announced today. NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS takes the lead with a total seven nominations, with MINARI, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM and NOMADLAND tying in second with six nods apiece. ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, the Feature directorial debut of Oscar winner Regina King will be awarded the Robert Altman Award this year.
Interestingly, we see Chadwick Boseman, whom posthumously has been a frontrunner in the Support Actor category this Awards Season, is in the Lead Actor category here for his work in MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM.
The Spirit Awards’ commitment and diversity can be felt this year across several categories and in the Director race we have two Asian-American Filmmakers nominated in Lee Isaac Chung (Minari) and Chloe Zhao (Nomadland). Three out of five nominees in the category are female.
The Cast of HBO‘s I MAY DESTROY YOU starring, written, directed, produced by Michaela Coel also will be honoured for Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series.
Nominees are as follows:
Best Feature “First Cow” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” “Minari” “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” “Nomadland”
Best Director Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari” Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman” Eliza Hittman,” Never Rarely Sometimes Always” Kelly Reichardt, “First Cow” Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland”
Best First Feature “I Carry You With Me” “The 40 Year Old Version” “The Sound of Metal” “Miss Juneteenth” “Nine Days”
Best Female Lead Nicole Beharie, “Miss Juneteenth” Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Sidney Flanigan, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” Julia Garner, “The Assistant” Frances McDormand, “Nomadland” Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”
Best Male Lead Riz Ahmed, “The Sound of Metal” Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Rob Morgan, “Bull” Steven Yeun, “Minari” Adarsh Gourav, “The White Tiger”
Best Supporting Female Alexis Chikaeze, “Miss Juneteenth” Yeri Han, “Minari” Valerie Mahaffey, French Exit” Talia Ryder, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” Yuh-jung Youn, “Minari”
Best Supporting Male Coleman Domingo, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Orion Lee, “First Cow” Paul Raci, “Sound of Metal” Glynn Turmann, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Benedict Wong, “Nine Days”
Best Screenplay “Bad Education” “Minari” “The Half of It” “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” “Promising Young Woman”
Best First Screenplay Kitty Green, “The Assistant” Noah Hutton, “Lapsis” Channing Godfrey Peoples, “Miss Juneteenth” Andy Siara, “Palm Springs” James Sweeney, “Straight Up”
Best Cinematography Jay Keitel, “She Dies Tomorrow” Shabier Kirchner, “Bull” Michael Latham, “The Assistant” Hélène Louvart, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” Joshua James Richards, “Nomadland”
Best Editing “I Carry You With Me” “The Invisible Man” “Residue” “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” “Nomadland”
Robert Altman Award “One Night in Miami”
Best Documentary “Collective” “Crip Camp” “Dick Johnson Is Dead” “Time” “The Mole Agent”
Best International Film “Bacurau” “The Disciple” “Night of the Kings” “Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time” “Quo Vadis, Aida?”
Piaget Producers Award Kara Durrett Lucas Joaquin Gerry Kim
Someone to Watch Award David Midell, “The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain” Ekwa Msangi, “Farewell Amor” Annie Silverstein, “Bull”
Truer Than Fiction Award Cecilia Aldarondo, “Landfall” Elegance Bratton, “Pier Kids” Elizabeth Lo, “Stray”
Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series “Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children” “City So Real” “Immigration Nation” “Love Fraud” “We’re Here”
Best Scripted Series “I May Destroy You” “Little America” “Small Axe” “A Teacher” “Unorthodox”
Best Female Performance in a Scripted Series Elle Fanning, “The Great” Shira Haas, “Unorthodox” Abby McEnany, “Work in Progress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, “Never Have I Ever” Jordan Kristine Seamón, “We Are Who We Are”
Best Male Performance in a Scripted Series Conphidance, “Little America” Adam Ali, “Little America” Nicco Annan, “P-Valley” Amit Rahav, “Unorthodox” Harold Torres, “Zero, Zero, Zero”
Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series “I May Destroy You” Ensemble Cast: Michaela Coel, Paapa Essiedu, Wruche Opia, Stephen Wight
While the 2020 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS didn’t see a clean sweep for any particular Film, what made it most unique was the split of awards among deserving titles which may have been overseen on other circuits. Taking home top honours at this year’s Awards, held once again at Santa Monica Pier, was Lulu Wang‘s THE FAREWELL. The Film won Best Feature and Best Supporting Actress with Zhao Shuzhen, who sadly was unable to celebrate due to the Coronavirus situation in China. Wang‘s partner Barry Jenkins was with her to support her, showing his pride backstage.
UNCUT GEMS which surprisingly for many failed to garner an Academy Award nomination, performed very well at the Spirit Awards, rewarding Best Director to Co-Directors TheSafdie Brothers and also Best Male Lead (Adam Sandler). Sandler gave a spirited speech delivered completely as a different character, before thanking his family, while the Safdie Brothers both delivered a comical speech which saw them talking over one another.
Much like the rest of Awards Season, Renée Zellweger took home Best Female Lead for her work in JUDY, marking her first Spirit Award win after three nominations. Returning Host Aubrey Plaza delivered an opening number, a version of Judy Garland‘s Get Happy with hilarious lyrics, delivering the chuckles once again.
Watch it here:
MARRIAGE STORY also saw recognition with the Film’s team being awarded the Robert Altman Award, along with its Director/Writer Noah Baumbach who was also awarded Best Screenplay.Baumbach gave thanks to his partner Greta Gerwig, telling the audience “Even though she made a Movie (Little Women) too expensive to be here, she is just as independent as any of us.”. This was Baumbach‘s first Spirit Award.
Watch Film Independent’s YouTube Channel for more clips and speeches here.
We were thrilled once again to partner with Hollywood Suite, exclusive Canadian Broadcaster of the Awards!
See some of our star-studded Snaps. Navigate Albums by selecting the right arrow.
It is with great pleasure to let you know that we’ll be returning to Santa Monica Pier once again this February for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards! We’re partnering with our friends at Hollywood Suite from the Blue Carpet to provide you some star-studded coverage of the final Awards Show of the season before the Academy Awards! We’re super-excited to be in Hollywood again for some of that Awards Season excitement!
The Independent Spirit Awards take place Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM ET and air on Hollywood Suite in Canada and on IFC in the U.S.
Nominees are comprised of a mixed group of A-List and emerging talent and we’re thrilled some of our favourites like HUSTLERS, UNCUT GEMS, THE FAREWELL and MARRIAGE STORY get the love they deserved here.
See the Nominees:
(Award given to the producer)
A HIDDEN LIFE
Producers: Elisabeth Bentley, Dario Bergesio, Grant Hill, Josh Jeter
Producers: Timur Bekbosunov, Julian Cautherley, Bronwyn Cornelius, Peter Wong
Producers: Anita Gou, Daniele Melia, Andrew Miano, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Lulu Wang, Chris Weitz, Jane Zheng
Producers: Noah Baumbach, David Heyman
Producers: Eli Bush, Sebastian Bear McClard, Scott Rudin
BEST FIRST FEATURE
(Award given to the director and producer)
Director: Olivia Wilde
Producers: Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, Jessica Elbaum, Megan Ellison, Katie Silberman
Director: Michael Angelo Covino
Producers: Noah Lang, Kyle Marvin
Director: Kent Jones
Producers: Luca Borghese, Ben Howe, Caroline Kaplan, Oren Moverman
THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
Director/Producer: Joe Talbot
Producers: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Khaliah Neal, Christina Oh
Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Producer: Ilan Goldman
SEE YOU YESTERDAY
Director: Stefon Bristol
Producer: Spike Lee
Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse
Alma Har’el, Honey Boy
Julius Onah, Luce
Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems
Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems
Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Jason Begue, Shawn Snyder, To Dust
Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems
Chinonye Chukwu, Clemency
Tarell Alvin McCraney, High Flying Bird
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Fredrica Bailey, Stefon Bristol, See You Yesterday
Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, Driveways
Bridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy, Blow the Man Down
Jocelyn Deboer, Dawn Luebbe, Greener Grass
Andrew Patterson, Craig W. Sanger, The Vast of Night
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Award given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director and producer)
Producers: Ojo Akinlana, Jakob Johnson, Karen Kaia Livers, Mose Mayer,
Wendell Pierce, Isaac Web, Cassandra Youmans
Writer/Director: Tom Quinn
Producers: Joshua Blum, Alexandra Byer, Craig Shilowich, Matthew Thurm
GIVE ME LIBERTY
Writer/Director/Producer: Kirill Mikhanovsky
Writer/Producer: Alice Austen
Producers: Val Abel, Wally Hall, Michael Manasseri, George Rush, Sergey Shtern
Writer/Director/Producer: Rashaad Ernesto Green
Writer: Zora Howard
Producers: Darren Dean, Joy Ganes
WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY
Writer/Director/Producer: Madeleine Olnek
Producers: Anna Margarita Albelo, Casper Andreas, Max Rifkind-Barron
BEST MALE LEAD
Chris Galust, Give Me Liberty
Kelvin Harrison Jr., Luce
Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
Matthias Schoenaerts, The Mustang
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Karen Allen, Colewell
Hong Chau, Driveways
Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
Mary Kay Place, Diane
Renée Zellweger, Judy
Alfre Woodard, Clemency
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
Noah Jupe, Honey Boy
Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy
Jonathan Majors, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Wendell Pierce, Burning Cane
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Taylor Russell, Waves
Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell
Lauren “Lolo” Spencer, Give Me Liberty
Octavia Spencer, Luce
Todd Banhazl, Hustlers
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Natasha Braier, Honey Boy
Chananun Chotrungroj, The Third Wife
Pawel Pogorzelski, Midsommar
Julie Béziau, The Third Wife
Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems
Tyler L. Cook, Sword of Trust
Louise Ford, The Lighthouse
Kirill Mikhanovsky, Give Me Liberty
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
INVISIBLE LIFE (Brazil)
Director: Karim Aïnouz
LES MISÉRABLES (France)
Director: Ladj Ly
PARASITE (South Korea)
Director: Bong Joon-ho
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (France)
Director: Céline Sciamma
Director: Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio L.
THE SOUVENIR (United Kingdom)
Director: Joanna Hogg
(Award given to the director and producer)
Director/Producers: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Producers: Julia Parker Benello, Jeff Reichert
Director/Producer: Todd Douglas Miller
Producers: Evan Krauss, Thomas Baxley Peterson
Director: Edward Watts
Director/Producer: Waad al-Kateab
Director: Tamara Kotevska
Director/Producer: Ljubo Stefanov
Producer: Atanas Georgiev
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS
Director/Producer: Gabrielle Brady
Producers: Gizem Acarla, Samm Haillay, Alex Kelly, Alexander Wadouh
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
(Award given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast)
Director: Noah Baumbach
Casting Directors: Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler
Ensemble Cast: Alan Alda, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Julie Hagerty, Scarlett Johansson, Ray Liotta, Azhy Robertson, Merritt Wever
BONNIE AWARD SPONSORED BY AMERICAN AIRLINES
(Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo joined American Airlines in 1973 at age 24, becoming the first female pilot to fly for a major U.S. airline. In her honor, the 3rd annual Bonnie Award will recognize a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant, sponsored by American Airlines.)
(The Producers Award, now in its 23rd year, honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.)
SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD, PRESENTED BY BULLEIT FONTIER WHISKEY
(The Someone to Watch Award Presented By Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, now in its 26th year, recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.)
Director: Rashaad Ernesto Green
THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
Director: Joe Talbot
THE THIRD WIFE
Director: Ash Mayfair
TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
(The Truer Than Fiction Award, now in its 25th year, is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.)
Director: Davy Rothbart
Directors: Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside
Director: Khalik Allah
Director: Nadia Shihab
Above this, our Amanda Gilmore heads to Park City later this week to attend the Sundance Film Festival, delivering you highlights and reviews from some of the hottest Films to come out of the Festival!
Now in their 34th year, the FILMINDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS took place in Santa Monica this past weekend, celebrating the achievement in Independent Film over the past year. Taking top honours was Barry Jenkins’ IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, winning Best Feature. The Adaptation of the Novel by James Baldwin also was awarded Best Director and Supporting Actress, Regina King who the next day, would win an Oscar for the same performance.
As is consistent with most of this Awards Season, we’ve seen a split in the recognition of Films and the Spirit Awards were on-trend. CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? and SUSPIRIA received two awards each, the former winning for Best Supporting Actor, Richard E. Grant and Best Screenplay, Jeff Whitty and Nicole Holofcener. Grant shared some inspiring words about his experience playing Jack Hock, himself having seen several of his friends die victims of HIV. He dedicated his award in memory of those who passed away as a result of the disease.
The Cast of SUSPIRIA received the prestigious Robert Altman Award, honouring its Female Ensemble including Chloë Grace-Moretz, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Dakota Johnson and more. Its Cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom also was awarded for her work.
Hosted by Aubrey Plaza, the audience were treated to her expletive-filled dead-pan humour where several including Netflix nor even THE FAVOURITE Director Yorgos Lanthimos (equating the sound of his name to a Harry Potter spell, “You just shout Yorgos Lanthimos and someone gets fingered in a corset!”) were safe from her jokes. Kidding aside, she points out that 60% of Director nominees at the Spirit Awards this year were women, stating “Don’t get too excited, in this case 60% just means three women, but calling it 60% makes it sound way scarier to your uncles.”. On the growing phenomenon of Films getting digital releases over theatrical, she says, “I truly believe people should see movies how they’re meant to seen in the theatres.”.
Plaza‘s amazing Opening Monologue
Not only did Best Actress winner Glenn Close rule at the Awards, she and her adorable Havanese dog Pip charmed on the Blue Carpet, she dressed in a shimmery pink lamé suit, before getting her own private dinner hosted by Chanel at STK. Pip also attended.
The Cast of Suspiria also ruled the Blue Carpet with Mother Suspiriorum herself, Dakota Johnson, leading the charge and giving her time generously to fans who queued on the sand for a chance to see the stars.
See some of our Snaps:
Glenn Close x Pip
Barry Jenkins and “If Beale Street Could Talk” Team
Josh Hamilton, Elsie Fisher x Bo Burnham
Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth and the ladies of Suspiria
Chloë Grace Moretz x Riley Keough
Ray Romano x Mark Duplass
Yalitza Aparicio x Javier Bardem
Taraji P. Henson x Shangela
You also cannot miss Shangela’s daring performance
We attended together with our friends at Hollywood Suite, the exclusive broadcaster of the Spirit Awards and will never forget this amazing journey. Their Cam Maitland did an awesome job interviewing talent on the Blue Carpet which will air at later points. You can subscribe via your television provider at $6 per month, plus basic cable. Hollywoodsuite.com.
Thank you so much, Hollywood Suite for this amazing care package!
I’m thrilled to announce that I will teaming with them for the first time ever this year at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California!
The #SpiritAwards hosted by Aubrey Plaza, take place 2.23.19 and air on Hollywood Suite5 PM ET. Learn more.
Don’t forget also this Sunday 2.10.19, the #EEBAFTAs hosted by Joanna Lumley, air at 6 PM ET. Learn more. Hollywood Suite will be there bringing you their exclusive broadcast.
I’m thrilled to bring you some awesome coverage together with the Hollywood Suite team from the Independent Spirit Awards! Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram @HollywoodSuite and Twitter: @HollywoodSuite.
After going virtual last year, the Film Independent Spirit Awards are back in-person on Santa Monica Pier! Nominees were announced this morning and leading the way in nominations with five nominations is IFC Films Thriller THE NOVICE, followed by THE LOST DAUGHTER, the directorial debut of Maggie Gyllenhaal. While the Awards traditionally are held the weekend of the Oscars, an earlier date this year allow the ceremony to be more of a precursor to Awards Season. Some of the presenters this year include Regina Hall, Naomi Watts and Beanie Feldstein.
Full list of nominees:
Best Feature “A Chiara” “C’mon C’mon” “The Lost Daughter” “The Novice” “Zola”
Best Director Janicza Bravo, “Zola” Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Lost Daughter” Lauren Hadaway, “The Novice” Mike Mills, “C’mon C’mon” Ninja Thyberg, “Pleasure”
Best Male Lead Clifton Collins Jr., “Jockey” Frankie Faison, “Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain” Michael Greyeyes, “Wild Indian” Udo Kier, “Swan Song” Simon Rex, “Red Rocket”
Best Female Lead Isabelle Fuhrman, “The Novice” Brittany S. Hall, “Test Pattern” Patti Harrison, “Together Together” Taylour Paige, “Zola” Kali Reis, “Catch the Fair One”
Best Supporting Female Jessie Buckley, “The Lost Daughter” Amy Forsyth, “The Novice” Ruth Negga, “Passing” Revika Reustle, “Pleasure” Suzanna Son, “Red Rocket”
Best Supporting Male Colman Domingo, “Zola” Meeko Gattuso, “Queen of Glory” Troy Kotsur, “CODA” Will Patton, “Sweet Thing” Chaske Spencer, “Wild Indian”
Best Screenplay Nikole Beckwith, “Together Together” Janicza Bravo, Jeremy O. Harris, “Zola” Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Lost Daughter” Mike Mills, “C’mon C’mon” Todd Stephens, “Swan Song”
Best First Screenplay Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Jr., “Wild Indian ” Matt Fifer; Story by Sheldon D. Brown, “Cicada” Shatara Michelle Ford, “Test Pattern ” Fran Kranz, “Mass” Michael Sarnoski; Story by Vanessa Block, Michael Sarnoski, “Pig”
Best First Feature “7 Days” “Holler” “Queen of Glory” “Test Pattern” “Wild Indian”
John Cassavettes Award (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000) “Cryptozoo” “Jockey” “Shiva Baby” “Sweet Thing” “This is Not a War Story”
Best Cinematography “A Chiara” “Blue Bayou” “The Humans” “Passing” “Zola”
Best Documentary “Ascension” “Flee” “In The Same Breath” “Procession” “Summer of Soul”
Best Editing “A Chiara” “The Nowhere Inn” “The Novice” “Zola” “The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain”
Robert Altman Award (Given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast) “Mass”
Best International Film “Compartment No. 6” “Drive My Car” “Parallel Mothers” “Pebbles” “Petite Maman” “Prayers for the Stolen”
Producers Award (Honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality independent films.) Brad Becker-Parton Pin-Chun Liu Lizzie Shapiro
Someone to Watch Award Alex Camilleri, “Luzzu” Michael Sarnoski, “Pig” Gillian Wallace Horvat, “I Blame Society”
“The Truer Than Fiction Award” (Presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition.) Angelo Madsen Minax, “North By Current” Jessica Beshir, “Faya Dayi” Debbie Lum, “Try Harder!”
Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series “Black and Missing” “The Choe Show” “The Lady and The Dale” “Nuclear Family” “Philly D.A.”
Best New Scripted Series “Blindspotting” “It’s a Sin” “Reservation Dogs” “The Underground Railroad” “We Are Lady Parts”
Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series Thuso Mbedu, “The Underground Railroad” Anjana Vasan, “We Are Lady Parts” Jana Schmieding, “Rutherford Falls” Jasmine Cephas Jones, “Blindspotting” Deborah Ayorinde, “THEM: Covenant”
Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game” Olly Alexander, “It’s a Sin” Michael Greyeyes, “Rutherford Falls” Murray Bartlett, “The White Lotus” Ashley Thomas, “THEM: Covenant”
Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series “Reservation Dogs”
The 37th annual FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS take place Sunday, March 6, 2022.
Hollywood Suite‘s got you covered this Summer with several BAFTA, Independent Spirit and Oscar-winning Films to keep you entertained June through August. See their line-up!
JUNE June 1–7 Oscar Best Picture
Patton (1970), Moonlight (2016), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), All About Eve (1950), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), The Hurt Locker (2008) and Out of Africa (1985).
June 8–14 BAFTA Best Film
The Full Monty (1997), The Commitments (1991), Bicycle Thieves (1948), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Killing Fields (1984), Boyhood (2014) and Goodfellas (1990).
June 15–21 Oscar Best Actress
Boys Don’t Cry (1999), The Lion in Winter (1968), Children Of A Lesser God (1986), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980), Monster’s Ball (2001) and Black Swan (2010).
June 22–28 Oscar Best Supporting Actress
Shampoo (1975), Melvin and Howard (1980), Cactus Flower (1969), The Last Picture Show (1971), The Fighter (2010), California Suite (1978) and My Cousin Vinny (1992).
JULY June 2–-July 5 Oscar Best Director
The Deer Hunter (1978), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), A Beautiful Mind (2001), The Graduate (1967), Traffic (2000), Saving Private Ryan (1998) and Cabaret (1972).
July 6–12 Oscar Best Picture
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Chariots of Fire (1981), The Artist (2011), Casablanca (1942), Silence of the Lambs (1991), The King’s Speech (2010) and Annie Hall (1977).
July 12–19 Film Independent Spirit Awards Best Film
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Sideways (2004), The Wrestler (2008), Juno (2007), Lost in Translation (2003), The Player (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994).
July 20–26 Oscar Best Supporting Actor
Django Unchained (2012), Good Will Hunting (1997), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Julia (1977), Jerry Maguire (1996) and Whiplash (2014).
AUGUST July 27–August 2 BAFTAs Best Actress
Secrets and Lies (1996), Charade (1963), The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981), A Taste of Honey (1961), Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), On Golden Pond (1981) and Still Alice (2014).
August 3–9 Oscar Best Picture
Slumdog Millionaire (2008), 12 Years A Slave (2013), Rain Man (1988), Dances With Wolves (1990), Forrest Gump (1994), Gandhi (1982) and Around The World In 80 Days (1956).
August 10–16 Oscar Best Original Screenplay
Breaking Away (1979), The Crying Game (1992), Ghost (1990), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Almost Famous (2000), Gosford Park (2001) and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004).
August 17–23 Oscar Best Actor
Wall Street (1987), The Last King of Scotland, (2006), Milk (2008), Save The Tiger (1973), There Will Be Blood (2007), Philadelphia (1993) and Shine (1996).
August 24–30 Oscar Best Actress
Norma Rae (1979), Monster (2003), The Iron Lady (2011), Sophie’s Choice (1982), Funny Girl (1968), Erin Brockovich (2000) and Misery (1990)
August 31 Most Oscars Won By a Film
Summer wraps with the “King of the World,” record-holding 11-time Oscar winner, Titanic (1997).
Our four days in Los Angeles were nothing short of magical and our visit couldn’t have come any sooner, as we desperately needed a break from these winter blahs in Toronto! This Awards Season has been the most unpredictable ever I must say, but whether you’re a fan of GREEN BOOK, ROMA, A STAR IS BORN, THE FAVOURITE, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK or BLACK PANTHER, chances are you had to have been happy that these Films at some point along the way were recognized with awards!
While we admit this was probably our most tiring trip to the land of the stars, it definitely was the most rewarding. I’m proud of my experiences and love to share them. Meeting my idols is something I always have loved to do and will continue to for a long time! Check-out some of our Selfies from our star-studded visit to Los Angeles!
We’re saddened we couldn’t find Olivia Colman as we’ve wanted to meet her for a long time now, but how can one complain with these many blessings?
Rami Malek – OSCAR Winner!
Regina King – OSCAR Winner!
Bobby Farrelly – Oscar Winner!
Nick Vallelonga – OSCAR Winner!
Brian Hayes Currie – Oscar Winner!
Mahershala Ali – OSCAR Winner!
But our favourite pic of all? This shot of us on this A Star is Born Billboard for Lady Gaga‘s ALLY outside Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard! Don’t worry, it wasn’t as high as it looks!
And we always enjoy our dining experiences in Los Angeles, whether it be their staple burger chain IN-N-OUT BURGER which I always make time for. Next time you visit, you must check-outThe Butcher, The Baker and The Cappuccino Maker. This is the new it-spot for brunch on Sunset Boulevard. Their Mimosa Flights are a must-try as is their gorgeous Colorburst Latte! Their Eggs Benedict with Avocado and Pork Belly is the best we’ve had. EVER. We hear this place is a celeb hotspot and saw it with our own eyes! Eli Roth tells us he enjoyed his brunch a lot.
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An institution since the ’80s and a huge favourite of the Kardashian family,CHIN CHIN is set to bring California-inspired Chinese cuisine to Toronto in a couple weeks with its first location ever in Canada, near Rogers Centre. We love their Orange Chicken, Chin Chin Chinese Chicken Salad, Wonton Stars (crab-filled) and Crispy Spicy Honey Shrimp. Traditional American-Chinese flavours and a West Coast freshness.