This past Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the shortlist for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short. We are thrilled to announce that WINTER LIGHT is one of the 10 finalists!
Our deepest gratitude to the members of the Academy’s short film branch for considering and advancing our film in this competition. The five nominees will be announced on the morning of January 14th – right now, WINTER LIGHT has a 50/50 chance of being nominated for an Oscar!
Here is the Academy’s official press release, which was picked up Thursday morning by Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, and many other trade publications:
Thank you to all of you, who have supported and sustained this project for so long. It’s been said before and it will be said again, because it’s true: none of this would have happened without you.
Onwards, and stay tuned!
– Team WINTER LIGHT
New photos added to the Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery from the People’s Choice Awards 2016 – Nominations Press Conference.
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 11-03: People’s Choice Awards 2016 – Nominations Press Conference
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 10-16: 1st Annual Laguna Film Festival
LA Femme International Film Festival (LAFIFF) is excited to announce that Ashley Rickards, and Abigail Spencer’s talents are being honored at this year’s Awards Show and Gala event on October 18, 2015 (Red Carpet at 6:00pm; Show at 7pm) at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. They will be joining the ranks with a very prestigious list of past honorees and will be gracing the stage with their presence. Also receiving awards will be Ivonne Coll and Patricia Velasquez.
Ashley Rickards (Awkward, American Horror Story), will be receiving the New Establishment Award, which represents an actress that chooses to create diversity awareness through their character choices. Abigail Spencer (Oz the Great and Powerful, True Detective), will receive the Rising Star Award, which is given to newly recognized independent filmmakers, who work to create innovative pieces of film. Abigail is an established actress and is crossing over creating a multi-faceted talent of tremendous artistic force.
Some new photos up in the Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery from events she’s attended this last month!
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 09-15: 2015 Toronto International Film Festival – Anomalisa
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 09-18: Glamour Women To Watch Lunch At Tory Burch
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 09-18: Private Screening Of “Winter Light” At The Sundance Sunset Cinemas
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 09-19: Variety And Women In Film Annual Pre-Emmy Celebration
Some updates to the Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery from events she attended recently.
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2015 > 09-02: The A List 15th Anniversary Party
MT: What inspired you to take on the role of Gena in “True Detective”?
AS: I’d auditioned for Nic Pizzolatto, the creator of the show, a few times previously. We happened to run into each other and we just ended up hanging out. We’re both southern folks and had a lot to talk about. The next day he offered me the part!
MT: Gena’s scenes with Ray are incredibly heartbreaking and emotional. How did you prepare before filming?
AS: Sadly, my life has prepared me for this role. I’ve been through a divorce and I’ve experienced a lot of loss and pain. Like Gena, I’m a mother. I have a 6-year-old son, Roman. So, it doesn’t take much for me to think about her circumstances…and my body responds.
MT: Are there other ways that you and Gena are alike?
AS: I really like that even though she was a victim of rape, she’s not a victim. Part of her backstory that Nic has is that she helps other rape victims. She’s very willing to use what has happened in her life for the good of others. I respond to that. I don’t allow myself to be debilitated by the negative things that have happened in my life. I use what has happened in my life to enrich my experience and move through the pain. She’s also incredibly loving. She could have tried to get Ray out of her 10-year-old son’s life a long time ago because of his predilections, but the fact that she tried to keep Ray in her son’s life demonstrates a level of empathy that most people don’t have.
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