Awards

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Bigger, and uncut

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A-list presenters, national tabloid coverage and nominees that bear more than a casual resemblance to Oscar's contenders have become a foregone conclusion at the Independent Spirit Awards in recent…

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Independence days

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IFP/West's first organized kudo luncheon (shared by Filmex) is held at Los Angeles eatery 385 North. 'Findie' awards are handed out to supporters of indie filmmaking; among them are Cineplex…

Marketplace

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Parting gifts

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The Independent Spirit Awards was one of the first kudocasts to treat guests to unusually well-appointed goodie bags. Much like Sundance, as the event has gotten bigger, so have the gifts. This year…

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GM takes Sunset by storm

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Car brand rejuvenation 101: Spend a gazillion on an Oscar week fashion extravaganza; invite every youthful model, thesp and clubgoer within a 20-mile radius; and hope all that hipness rubs off on the…

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The final countdown

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Just for Variety: Before Oscar night: "(Sidney Lumet) doesn't know it. I haven't told him yet," Acad president Frank Pierson admitted to me. He hosted Wednesday night's Acad tribute to honorary Oscar…

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Tents moments

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With Oscars coming on Sunday, this is the most stressful week of the year in Hollywood. No, not over who's going to win or lose: The big question on everyone's lips is "How many parties am I going to…

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