Winter’s Bone

Winter’s Bone leads nominations for Independent Spirit Awards

Winter's Bone,Winter's Bone poster,Jennifer Lawrence Winter's BoneCan’t keep up with the crazy movie this week.

The nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards were announced earlier today and Winter’s Bone scored seven: Best Feature, Best Director (Debra Granik), Best Screenplay (Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini), Best Female Lead (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Supporting Female (Dale Dickey), Best Supporting Male (John Hawkes), and Best Cinematography (Michael McDonough).

The Independent Spirit Awards will be held on February 26 in Santa Monica.

Here are all the nominees in those categories:

127 Hours
Black Swan
The Kids Are All Right
Winter’s Bone

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Danny Boyle, 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right
Debra Granik, Winter’s Bone
John Cameron Mitchell, Rabbit Hole

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Winter’s Bone wins two Gotham Awards

Garret Dillahunt,Winter's Bone,Jennifer LawrenceWinter’s Bone is still winning awards left and right.

Over the weekend, it bagged the Bronze Horse for Best Film, the FIPRESCI prize, and Best Actress award at the Stockholm International Film Festival (link).

Yesterday, it won two Gotham Independent Film Awards: for Best Feature and Best Acting Ensemble.

It has also been selected by the Sundance Institute for the Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue initiative (more about that here).

Report from the Gotham Awards:

The Roadside Attractions release was named best feature and also took home the prize for best ensemble performance, which was shared by Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey, Lauren Sweetser, Garret Dillahunt and Kevin Breznahan.

In the best feature category, Bone prevailed over the ballet drama Black Swan from Fox Searchlight and director Darren Aronofsky; Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right from Focus; marital drama Blue Valentine from the Weinstein Co. and Derek Cianfrance; and vampire remake Let Me In from Overture and Matt Reeves.

“The year started with getting recognition at Sundance, so that was a very intense night. It doesn’t get any easier, though, to win awards,” Granik told the Hollywood Reporter after the ceremony. “Tonight maybe is more charged, because it is about, can we keep making films. The first time you get an award is more innocent.” [Hollywood Reporter]

And I finally added some screencaps from the film.

Vote for Winter’s Bone at Gotham Awards & Raising Hope at People’s Choice Awards

First, hop over to YouTube for an interview Garret did before the Amigo screening at AFI Fest that I keep forgetting to post.

Then, this:

Winter’s Bone won the top prize (Best Feature) at the Amazonas Film Festival last week. It will also be screened at the Turin Film Festival (Nov. 26 – Dec. 8). And it has also made it to the second (and final) round of nominees for the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

You can vote for the film using as many e-mail addresses as you like at the Gotham Awards site until November 29.

And Raising Hope is one of the finalists for the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy. You can vote for the show, also as many times as you like, at

Updates: Winter’s Bone, Amigo, Oliver Sherman, Raising Hope

Updates on several fronts this week.

Winter’s Bone has been nominated for a British Independent Film Award in the Best Foreign Film category. The winners will be announced on December 5.

Amigo was screened at AFI Fest 2010 the other day. has a few pictures. Hollywood Reporter caught up with Garret at the event and got him to share a few details about the upcoming guest stars on Raising Hope, Amy Sedaris and Jason Lee.  Hit the link for the spoilers. Here’s another interesting snippet:

Dillahunt has his eye on Dexter and Boardwalk Empire as TV shows he’d like to appear in, but there’s another he wants to try out.

“I’d say [Starz’s] Spartacus, but I don’t want to have to wear a loincloth. I’d be pale and hairy. Who knew Spartacus shaved down so much, right?” Dillahunt said with a laugh.

Was he surprised by Raising Hope’s full-season order?

“Not really. I think it’s a really good show. In this climate, there’s no telling what’s going to happen, but I thought it deserved it. I’m happy about it. And I don’t die in it,” Dillahunt joked. [THR]

Tyler Shields did another photoshoot with Garret, this time also with Izabella Miko (that’s Carrie from Deadwood) and Ali Cobrin. You can see the pictures here.

And another clip from Oliver Sherman showed up on YouTube. It’s a scene with Garret and Molly Parker. The film has been added to the Whistler Film Festival lineup and will be screened there on December 4 (see listing).

Updates: Oliver Sherman, Winter’s Bone, Raising Hope

Oliver Sherman was screened in North Bay last weekend. has a nice, long article about the film. And Ryan Redford won another prize for it (Grand Prix Focus for best Canadian feature) at the Festival du nouveau cinéma, which ended a couple of days ago.

Winter’s Bone is out on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow. It will also be available via Movies on Demand.

Here is another recent interview with Garret:

And he was on Fox All Access this weekend. I haven’t seen any longer clips yet, but this preview showed up on

garret dillahunt,lucas neff,martha plimpton,raising hopeAnd some Raising Hope updates. Pictures are from episode 1×10, “Meet the Grandparents,” which airs in late November. Don’t forget that two episodes air tomorrow at 9 and 9:30 pm, after Glee’s Rocky Horror fest.

Here is the list of all the episodes that will air this month and next (no new ep on Nov. 2):

Tuesday, October 26 – “Happy Halloween/Family Secrets” (One-Hour Episode)

When Sabrina’s (Shannon Woodward) boyfriend can’t make it to the deli guy’s Halloween party, Jimmy (Lucas Neff) offers to put on his costume and go in his place. Virginia (Martha Plimpton) takes Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman), who is dressed as a cat, trick-or-treating while Burt (Garret Dillahunt) plots ways to play tricks on Jimmy. Meanwhile, when a box containing videos of Hope’s mother arrives from prison, Jimmy must decide whether or not to let Hope see them. Virginia explains that children need to be protected from the truth, leading Jimmy to question what exactly his parents have been keeping from him.

raising hope 1x10,garret dillahuntSaturday, October 30 (9:30 pm) – “Happy Halloween”

When Sabrina’s boyfriend can’t make it to the deli guy’s Halloween party, Jimmy offers to put on his costume and go in his place. Virginia takes Maw Maw, who is dressed as a cat, trick-or-treating, while Burt plots ways to play tricks on Jimmy in an encore episode.

Tuesday, November 9 – “The Sniffles”

When Hope catches a cold, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) goes into panic mode because the family doesn’t have health insurance, so she locks Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) in her bedroom to avoid getting sick. However, when Jimmy (Lucas Neff) realizes that he can’t afford to take Hope to a doctor without insurance, he figures out a way to secure a second job at the grocery store where Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) works.

November 16 – “Blue Dots”

raising hope,garret dillahunt,lucas neff,greg germannWhen Hope starts imitating the dogs at her day care, Jimmy decides to enroll her in an expensive, high-end center. But the blemish on Burt’s (Garret Dillahunt) record needs to be expunged before Hope has any chance of getting accepted. However, when trying to turn Burt’s past around the rest of the family ends up in a bind of their own and must pull together to straighten things out with the law.

November 23 – “Meet the Grandparents”

Instead of sleeping in and ordering pizza, per his normal Thanksgiving custom, Jimmy invites Hope’s other grandparents, Dale (guest star Greg Germann) and Margine (guest star Valerie Mahaffey), to join the Chances for a more traditional holiday dinner. The Chances soon realize that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when Dale and Margine kidnap Hope, and it’s up to them to get her back. [Fox November sweeps]