It’s Oscar weekend and many of you are not planning on partaking in the festivities. Whether it’s because you don’t like awards shows or because the Academy members don’t represent you, perhaps I could entice you into watching my favorite award show of the entire season, the Independent Spirit Awards.
The Spirit Awards are handed out the day before the Oscars in relaxed, party-like atmosphere. Film Independent is a non-profit organization championing independent films and filmmakers. The award itself is a bird on a pole with shoestrings, wrapped around the pole, symbolizing the shoestring budgets many independent productions must work with.
At this year’s awards you will find a couple of my favorite performances. Demian Bichir has been nominated for Best Male Lead for “A Better Life” and Harmony Santana is nominated for Best Supporting Female for “Gun Hill Road” .
See more at Independent Film Channel