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Oscars 2017: Independent Spirit Award Nominations

They announced the Independent Spirit Award nominations a little while back. They got left a bit by the wayside until now because I had more important stuff to do and because I didn’t have the time to deal with Oscar stuff until it was the proper time. Well, the time is coming, so let’s take ten minutes.

I don’t put a lot of stock into them inasmuch as they are a nice representation of the kinds of films that ought to get acclaim and have a platform to be noticed. My usual gripe is that the big “Oscar” studio-pushed films get the majority of the nominations, but let’s not pretend like any awards show is anything other than the industry patting themselves on the back. I’m not really here to feel one way or another about them, I’m here to figure out what will or won’t be nominated.

So that said, here are your 2017 Indie Spirit nominations: (more…)


Oscars 2017: Important Dates

Here’s every date you need to know for this year’s Oscar season:

November 21st – Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

November 28th  National Board of Review Awards

December 4th – Annie (Animation) Award Nominations

December 6th – BFCA (Critics Choice) Nominations

December 7th – AFI Awards

December 11th – Golden Globe Nominations

December 13th – SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Nominations

January 3rd – ACE (American Cinema Editors) Eddie Awards Nominations

January 4th – WGA (Writers Guild) Nominations

ADG (Art Directors Guild) Nominations

January 5th – PGA (Producers Guild) Nominations

Makeup & Hairstylist Guild Nominations

Academy Award Nominations Voting Begins

January 6th  National Society of Film Critics Awards

January 7th – 74th Golden Globe Awards

January 9th – BAFTA Nominations

January 10th – ASC (American Society of Cinematographers) Nominations

CDG (Costume Designers Guild) Nominations

CAS (Cinema Audio Society) Nominations

January 11th – DGA (Directors Guild) Nominations

BFCA (Critics Choice) Awards

January 12th – Academy Award Nominations Voting Ends

January 15th – VES (Visual Effects Society) Nominations

January 20th – PGA Awards

January 21st – SAG Awards

January 22nd – MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors) Nominations

Razzie Award nominations

January 23rd – 90th Academy Award nominations

January 26th – ACE Eddie Awards

January 27th – ADG Awards

February 3rd – DGA Awards

Annie Awards

February 10th – USC Scripter Award

February 11th – WGA Awards

February 13th – VES Awards

February 17th – ASC Awards

February 18th – BAFTA Awards

MPSE Golden Reel Awards

February 20th – CDG Awards

Academy Award Final Voting Begins

February 24th  CAS Awards

Makeup & Hairstylist Guild Awards

February 27th  Academy Award Final Voting Ends

March 3rd  Independent Spirit Awards

Razzie Awards

March 4th  90th Academy Awards

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