September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am #1203742091
Consider it television finally getting its due. Film Independent announced Tuesday that it would be expanding its awards slate for the 2021 Independent Spirit Awards, adding six categories recognizing TV and episodic work alongside its long-established film honors.
“The independent, diverse creators we’ve supported for decades now straddle the feature and episodic worlds,” Board Chair Mary Sweeney said in a statement. “Our mission supports and celebrates visual storytellers wherever they practice their craft. The addition of the TV Spirit Awards recognizes this expansion by celebrating diverse independent, creative voices across platforms.”
In many ways, the move has been a long time coming, with Film Independent introducing TV and episodic work in its year-round programs, including Education, Artist Development, as well as its screening program, Film Independent Presents.
New TV Awards:
· Best New Scripted Series
· Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series
· Best Male Performance in a Scripted Series
· Best Female Performance in a Scripted Series
· Best Ensemble Cast in a Scripted SeriesSeptember 29, 2020 at 11:38 am #1203742108
This is great news! Hoping they add even more in the future.
Dear Gold Derby, please add Ibrahima Gueye to the prediction center 🙂September 29, 2020 at 11:40 am #1203742114
Im assuming they are going to nominate shows like Normal People, I may destroy you, we are who we are or unorthodox?September 29, 2020 at 12:09 pm #1203742256
So what exactly is eligible here lol? Projects under 22.5 milion dollar budget like the film awards?September 29, 2020 at 12:19 pm #1203742310
Projects under 22.5 milion dollar budget like the film awards?
The only place where The Crown is ineligible lol.
Maybe Schitt’s Creek sweeps again!
FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"September 29, 2020 at 12:22 pm #1203742330
Best Ensemble Cast in a Scripted Series
– The Eddy
– We Are Who We Are
I don’t think there are Ensemble nominations? I think they just outright annouce the winner, like the Robert Altman award:
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST IN A NEW SCRIPTED SERIES
All series submitted for Best New Scripted Series are automatically considered for Best Ensemble Cast.
One (1) series will be awarded Best Ensemble Cast at the discretion of the Nominating Committee.September 29, 2020 at 12:24 pm #1203742348
Oh didn’t know that.
Watch how Schitt’s Creek wins lmfao.
FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"September 29, 2020 at 12:39 pm #1203742451
One of the biggest known merits of Schitt’s Creek is how well they tell the story and themes that they do with an extremely tiny budget. So, I can basically see them sweeping here for any category they are eligible for (Emmys part 2!).September 29, 2020 at 12:45 pm #1203742487
Schitt’s Creek is not eligible for this at all tho?
A new series is defined as having all or part of its first season broadcast within the eligibility
period of January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.
Or I’m just understanding it wrong?September 29, 2020 at 12:57 pm #1203742534
Whoops I totally misread the criteria. You’re totally right. Also, are those other shows being mentioned in this thread really that low budget?
Oh, the budget part was just a speculation on my part.
Gotham awards nominated for instance Chernobyl and I doubt it was that low-budget lol.September 29, 2020 at 1:20 pm #1203742635
What’s the criteria?September 29, 2020 at 1:26 pm #1203742670
Or I’m just understanding it wrong?
Whoops totally missed this criteria. Thank god.
Gotham awards nominated for instance Chernobyl and I doubt it was that low-budget lol.
Didn’t you know? It’s filmed in front of a live studio audience!
FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"September 30, 2020 at 6:56 am #1203744320
Interesting news. I’ll look forward to seeing what they choose the first time, and what the criteria are for these awards. For the Ensemble award, they need to clarify what shows are eligible. The link implies that both new and old ensembles are eligible. I’m also curious if a monetary budget limit will be a consideration here, since that’s a sticking point of sorts with the film awards.
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