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Film Independent Spirit Awards: Moonlight wins Best Feature - full list of winners
Moonlight swept all five competitive awards it was up for at the 32nd annual Film Independent Spirit Awards including Best Feature. La La Land not eligible for these awards because its budget was above the Spirit Award cutoff of $20 million.  
Casey Affleck won Best Actor at Spirit Awards for Manchester by the Sea

After Casey Affleck grabbed his trophy for Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea at the Independent Spirit Awards he gave initial thanks and then became political.  

Casey Affleck: The policies of this administration are abhorrent and they won’t last
Casey Affleck: "Now I’m going to do something that I know I shouldn’t do. I should just whisper it in the bathroom, and I have whispered it to myself in the bathroom. But I feel like increasingly
Oscars 2017: Who will win, who should win
The Hollywood Repoter's awards analyst Scott Feinberg predicts the winners while chief film critic Todd McCarthy offers his picks for who really deserves the Academy Award.
RIP Bill Paxton: A man of many faces who brought humanity to all he touched
Bill Paxton, the star of Aliens, Weird Science, Titanic and a slew of other celebrated movies passed away on Saturday. But his legacy will live on.
Bill Paxton is dead at 61 due to complications from surgery
Bill Paxton, 61, the versatile actor who appeared in films incuding Aliens and Titanic and played a bigamist on HBO’s Big Love, has died from complications following a surgical procedure.
Meryl Streep: Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist
Meryl Streep issued the following statement: "Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication".
Shannen Doherty completes chemotherapy - and now it’s a waiting game
Former Charmed star Shannen Doherty wrote on Instagram: “Now that I’m done with chemo and radiation, the waiting game is here. Waiting for test. Waiting to see if I’m clear or not. Waiting for reconstruction. Waiting".
Jordan Peele’s low budget film Get Out has a monster $30.5 million opening
Get Out, a trenchant horror film about race relations, rode critical raves to a smashing box office debut. The low budget film was the weekend’s top-grossing domestic release,
Harvey Weinstein on the truth behind Shakespeare In Love vs Saving Private Ryan
Producer Harvey Weinstein revisits the circumstances behind his biggest Best Picture upset, when Shakespeare in Love won the Oscar over Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan.
Director Barry Jenkins: I think Moonlight exists as a beacon of inclusivity
Moonlight director and writer Barry Jenkins said its tale of a poor, young, black kid in Miami stood in stark contrast to President Donald Trump's administration.
Inside the Spirit Awards 2017: 13 things you didn’t see on TV
Although the show was telecast on IFC, those watching missed some action that only those attending the ceremony were privy to. Here are some things seen and heard:
Is the death of movies for grown ups greatly exaggerated?
Nine mostly midbudget films with grown up themes - loss, war, discrimination, artistic struggle - will compete for best picture at the 89th Academy Awards. Nearly all of them have performed well beyond expectations at the box office.
2017 Independent Spirit Awards stars on the red carpet
Kate Beckinsale, Kerry Washington and Naomie Harris led the parade of A-listers on the red carpet of the 32nd Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on Saturday.
Gretchen Carlson reportedly in talks to join MSNBC
Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, who settled a multi million dollar lawsuit against ex-network chief Roger Ailes last year, is reportedly in talks to join MSNBC, Business Insider reports.
Demi Lovato attacked on Twitter for saying she is 1 percent African
Pop star Demi Lovato, 24, tweeted a report of her DNA test that showed she was 1% African and Twitter users lost it. “Just thought it was cool and totally random. Some of y'all are mean af. Twitter sucks."
Leslie Jones: We got a pig in office - the world is about to end
Saturday Nigh Live across Leslie Jones at Comedy Club Caroline's said: “I want to be in love. I want to do that, but it’s 2017, and we got a pig in office. The world is about to end.”
ESPN radio host Dan Le Batard attacked for saying Magic Johnson hired for his fame and charm
ESPN host Dan Le Batard, 48, questioned the Lakers’ decision to hire Magic Johnson as their president of basketball operations. He said the decision a testament to his “fame” and “charm."
Trailers for all 9 Best Picture Oscar nominees
Watch the trailers for all nine Best Picture Oscar nominees below and read what the critics had to say about each movie.
Key facts behind the Oscars: by the numbers
The one thing that does make people tune in is really giving a damn about the big movie. In 1998, 57.3 million people watched James Cameron’s iceberg fated romance trawl its way
Razzies: Hillary's America and Batman v Superman tie for Worst Film Award
Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary attack on Hillary Clinton has tied with the DC Comics Batman v Superman for the title of Worst Film of the Year. The two movies won four Razzie awards each.
Patrick Stewart: Logan will be his LAST X-Men movie as Professor Charles Xavier
Patrick Stewart recalled deciding to stop playing Professor X. "I realized there wil l never be a better, a more perfect, a more sensitive, emotional, and beautiful way of saying au revoir to Charles Xavier than this movie."
Magician Daryl Easton is dead in suspected suicide at renowned theatre Magic Castle
Magician Daryl Easton, 61, was discovered in a closet at Hollywood’s legendary theatre Magic Castle. Los Angeles police say he had a bag over his head and was stripped down to his underwear.
Kinky Boots star Billy Porter marries longtime partner Adam Smith
Kinky Boots star Billy Porter, 47, married his longtime partner Adam Smith, 35, who is co-owner of the eyewear company Native Ken.
Quote of the day
Pat Boone

"Politically Hollywood is almost 99 per cent liberal."

Truth or Revolt
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