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’12 Years a Slave’ wins big at Independent Spirit Awards

"12 Years a Slave" won big at the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday, taking home five trophies including best feature and building up momentum on the eve of the Oscars. The searing historical drama also earned prizes for British director Steve McQueen……

“The Artist” captures spirit of indie film awards

SANTA MONICA, California (Reuters) – Silent movie romance “The Artist” on Saturday won four Independent Spirit Awards, the year’s top honors among movies made outside Hollywood’s major studios, including best film and director in a prelude to the Oscars. “The Artist,” a black-and-white movie from French writer and director Michel…