The 35th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards was a star-studded affair with Jennifer Lopez and Scarlett Johansson up for the awards, as well as their respective films, “Hustlers” and “Marriage Story”. “The Lighthouse” and “Uncut Gems” lead the nominations, with five apiece. This edition was Hosted by Aubrey Plaza and the stars gathered at Santa Monica beach in California to celebrate the best in indie film and it was held the day before the Oscars.
The winners for this edition include;
The Best Feature “The Farewell”
The Best First Feature “Booksmart”
The Best Female Lead Renée Zellweger, “Judy”
The best male Lead Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
The Best Supporting Female Zhao Shuzhen, “The Farewell”
The Best supporting Male Willem Dafoe, “The Lighthouse”
The Best Director Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie, “Uncut Gems”
The Best Screenplay Noah Baumbach, “Marriage Story”
The Best First Screenplay Fredrica Bailey & Stefon Bristol, “See You Yesterday”
The Best Cinematography Jarin Blaschke, “The Lighthouse”
The Best Editing Ronald Bronstein & Benny Safdie, “Uncut Gems”
The Best Documentary “American Factory”
The Best International Film “Parasite” (South Korea)
Robert Altman Award was given to the Director, Casting director and Ensemble cast of the film “Marriage Story”
Director: Noah Baumbach
Casting Directors: Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler
Ensemble Cast: Alan Alda, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Julie Hagerty, Scarlett Johansson, Ray Liotta, Azhy Robertson, Merritt Wever
John Cassavetes Award which is given to the best feature made for under $500,000 was won by
“Give Me Liberty”
Bonnie Award: Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo joined American Airlines in 1973 at age 24, becoming the first female pilot to fly for a major U.S. airline. In her honor, the third Bonnie Award will recognize a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant, sponsored by American Airlines.
This award was taken by Kelly Reichardt
Producers Award: The 23rd Annual Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
This Awards was taken by Mollye Asher
Someone to Watch Award: The 26th Annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
This award was taken by Rashaad Ernesto Green, “Premature”
Truer Than Fiction Award: The 25th Annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
This Award was taken by Nadia Shihab, “Jaddoland”
Though we don’t the criteria for selecting these winners…. Once again, Congratulations!!!
On Saturday night, Zendaya wore a gorgeous green blazer dress to accept the Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
It was paired with Bulgari jewelry and matching glittery pumps, which pretty much broke the internet.
Her longtime stylist and Legendary judge Law Roach posted a photo of the Malcolm & Marie star to Instagram, showing off the look on his muse.
“Easy Kill….. @zendaya wearing @pertegaz and @bulgari jewels,” he captioned his post, listing details for Z’s all-green outfit. The glittery blazer dress — which looks like it came straight from Emerald City — was designed by Manuel Pertegaz for PERTEGAZ.
With a look this good, I don’t blame Zendaya for regramming. The 24-year-old actress took it upon herself to post the photo on her profile as well.
TIAS Launches Beauty Institute, offers First-Class Beauty Services And Trainings in Abuja
ITEC Certified Beauty institute launched in Abuja, offers first class beauty services and trainings
THE INSTITUTE OF AESTHETIC & SPA (TIAS) Now launched in Abuja, offers training to students, consultancy services, beauty and spa therapy
Mrs Tessy Tukson Dibal, Executive Director TIAS unveiled the programs and services offer by the institute on Thursday,25th March,2021 in Abuja
Dibal explains that skill development is a very powerful instrument to empower individuals recognize their potentials for this purpose TIAS is established to help actualized this vision by providing high level of quality professional beauty education and services
She emphasize that the institute offers the following training programs and certifications
.Diploma and certificate programs on Beauty therapy,
Mike Tyson has backed Tyson Fury to defeat Anthony Joshua in the hotly anticipated heavyweight Battle of Britain later this year.
Tyson believes the speed the Gypsy King possesses means he will be able to outwit Joshua and avoid his powerful punches in a similar tactic that saw him emerge victorious in his rematch with Deontay Wilder in early 2020.
Tyson has spoken glowingly of Joshua’s attributes but reckons that unless he can learn to punch faster than the explosive Bronze Bomber, Fury will claim the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO from his rival later this year to become the undisputed king, Daily Mail reports.
‘I f***ing love Joshua, but I think Tyson [Fury] is too elusive,’ Iron Mike explained to Haute Living. ‘He’s not going to be able to hit him.
‘I like Joshua a lot, and maybe he punches harder than Wilder, but he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder.
‘And if he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder he’s not going to f***ing touch this guy.
‘That’s just what I see. If Tyson Fury can get away from Wilder’s fast punches, Joshua might be in trouble.’
The venue and date for the heavyweight showdown is yet to be officially confirmed with Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn recently revealing he has had a mega-money offer from a mystery individual.
Hearn said: ‘I had an approach, not from the Middle East, but it was the most bizarre approach.
‘I can’t say who it was but it was from a very wealthy individual and he wants to do something very special. We’ve had 20 approaches for this fight but you know which ones are serious.
‘But this one was just well out there. And it’s a realistic option, money is not an issue with this guy. Commercially it’s a bit strange, but it’s not about that. It’s a trophy asset to say… “this is the biggest event in the world”.