Favorite Goofy Moments - Hollywood Reporter

February 22, 2015 1:56 AM

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When the Spirit Awards started, there was no sound. Or, correction, there was sound, but it sounded like a film projector unspooling mixed with a helicopter landing. And then the screen went black for a few seconds. Was this some kind of inside joke about independent cinema, or did IFC simply botch the opening? Either way, it was kind of a perfect start for an award show that honors films made on shoestring budgets.

When poor Ethan Hawke sauntered onstage to present the first award of the afternoon (to his Boyhood co-star Patricia Arquette for best supporting actress), he looked like a man standing in the middle of a desert. Too much space. "I feel like there should be a podium. I feel extremely vulnerable and ...

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