'Birdman' Wins Best Picture at the 2015 Oscars
It was a big night for independent film. Besides the big wins for “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” last year’s Sundance breakout, Sony Pictures Classics’ “Whiplash” took home ...
Oscars 2015: Best and Worst Moments (Photos)
Neil Patrick Harris' opening monologue, Anna Kendrick's Cinderella cameo and J.K. Simmons' moving speech were among the memorable moments on the Dolby Theatre stage.
Oscars 2015: The Winners List
'Birdman' claimed the top honors at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday night. read more
Oscars 2015: Neil Patrick Harris, John Legend Put Diversity at Forefront
Common and Nicole Kidman also shared messages of how film should unite people.read more
Specialty Box Office: 'Wild Tales' Debuts Big; 'Shadows,' 'Still Alice' Strong In Expansion
Oscar-nominated foreign language film "Wild Tales" made an impressive box office debut, with Sony Pictures Classics timing the release to Oscar weekend itself. The Argentinian film grossed $...
Why the Spirit Awards Need to Stop Mimicking the Oscars
"I feel terrible," said one representative of a major film festival in the minutes after the conclusion of the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon, where "Birdman"...
Here Are the Cameras Used By this Year's Oscar-Nominated Cinematographers
It goes without saying that there's much more involved in cinematography than just choosing the right camera and lenses. But those decisions ultimately influence what we see on screen. Below we list t...
The 5 Best Backstage Moments from the Spirit Awards
The Independent Spirit Awards, which turned 30 this year, have always been like the afternoon bachelorette party on the day before the Oscars. The Santa Monica celebration takes place on a tent on the...
Razzies Name Worst Movies of the Year: ‘Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas,’ ‘Transformers,’ ‘Sex Tape’
“Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas” was the biggest winner at Saturday night’s Golden Raspberry Awards, if you can call it “winning” to be named the worst film achievement of the year in fou...
Oscars Live Stream 2015: Watch the Awards Show Online
For the second year in a row, ABC will stream the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday night through their Watch ABC app. Customers with a participating pay TV provider can click here to access the broadca...
Oscar Nail-Biter – ‘Birdman or ‘Boyhood’
The Oscars are nearly here and the race is still up in the air. The chatter in, around and after the Independent Spirit awards on Saturday was how the vote might split for the Oscars on the morrow. ...
13 Things You Didn’t See on TV at the Indie Spirit Awards
From “Inherent Vice” director Paul Thomas Anderson’s American Airlines diss to “Boyhood” star Patricia Arquette’s moving accepting speech for supporting actress, th...
Film Review: ‘I Am a Knife With Legs’
Anyone would have to admire the singularity of vision required to steer such a willfully silly project over a long, long haul.
Katy Perry Gives Rihanna Semi-Erotic Fan Art for Her Birthday (Photo)
Forget blowing out candles on a cake — Katy Perry came up with a much better use for Rihanna’s lips on the “Umbrella” singer’s birthday. Rihanna turned 27 on Friday, and ...
Spirit Awards 2015: 'Birdman' Tops 'Boyhood' on Saturday, Previewing Sunday? (Analysis)
Two of the last three films that won the best film Spirit Award — but only three in 29 years — went on to win the best picture Oscar, as well.read more
Independent Spirit Awards, From the Couch: A Reminder Why Awards Should Exist
Approximately 24 hours after the Independent Spirit Awards stop broadcasting live from the beach in Santa Monica, perhaps a billion people around the world will be tuning into the also-live broadcast ...
Paul Thomas Anderson Slams American Airlines in Indie Spirit Acceptance Speech
Paul Thomas Anderson made for some inherent awkwardness at Saturday’s Independent Spirit Awards, slamming one of the show’s sponsors American Airlines in an acceptance speech. “Don&#...
The 7 Biggest Surprises of the 2015 Spirit Awards
The 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards weren't exactly surprising when it came to the winners (they never tend to be these days). Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette al...
Oscars Predictions: Jeff Bridges & More Stars Reveal Top Picks
With the 2015 Oscars just around the corner, Variety asked A-listers who they’re rooting for this season. Two-time Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges is rooting for Michael Keaton, as is Wilme...
‘Birdman’ Continues to Soar, Adds Independent Spirit Award to Its Trophy Case
“Birdman,” the daring cinematic experiment from Alejandro G. Inarritu, has picked up one more big victory on its way to Sunday’s Academy Awards, winning the Film Independent Spirit Award as the ...

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