It’s the AWARDS SHOW by the Ocean…🌊 So it makes GOOD SENSE…that this carpet is BLUE!!! πŸ’™

The carpet… is actually a beautiful shade of aqua!!!!

As you can imagine… that AQUA BLUE photographs πŸ“Έ quite well…

This color apart of a unique trademark… for @filmindependent Spirit Awards….

While the carpet is calming… and soothing for celebrities to stroll down for pictures…. the SPIRIT AWARDS…has earned the reputation…as the MOST LIVELY awards ceremony of the season!!!

**** Yay β€ΌοΈβ€ΌοΈπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘***

This #super #fun show…. is held right off of the pier….under a BIG TENT on Santa Monica Beach!

It’s ~Definitely~ the place to see…πŸ‘€ & be seen!!! Attendees are dressed to impress! Bold and Bright jewel tone colors were quite visible this year…

And dresses…and gowns…made with beautiful LACE too…

Errrr-body came to this show… Saturday afternoon…. March 4, 2018…πŸ‘₯⭐️πŸ‘₯⭐️πŸ‘₯ ⭐️πŸ‘₯⭐️

You: πŸ€” Why????

Me: I’m glad you asked…..

This show is a #big deal in the industry… because it’s a #celebration πŸŽ‰ of #independent #filmmaking 🎞 which is BETTER than EVER!!!

Those independently funded… and produced film are now making HUGE returns at the box office…. and winning the BIGGEST awards…. in ALL the shows…

****FINALLY!!!!**** these films are getting the recognition…publicity… and attention they DESERVE!!!!

This… opens the door for MORE wonderful projects to come….and they are coming…. and so are more grants… and finishing funds….

πŸ—£ Yippee!!!!!!!!!

You have to admit…there were some #FANTASTIC #movies πŸŽ₯ introduced…and nominated this year…

Jordan Peele’s Sci-fi horror psychological thriller…”GET OUT” was the BIG WINNER of the event.

Jordan Peele snagged BEST PICTURE & BEST DIRECTOR!!!!

Way ta go Jordan!!!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ»

*** πŸ—£ Woooo-hoooo!!!!! ***

In his acceptance speech…Jordan declared:

β€œIt’s clear we are in the beginning of a renaissance right now where stories from the “OUTSIDER” are being honored and recognized and celebrated,”

He went on to say: “Our truths are most powerful weapons against the lies in the world…:so keep doing what you’re doing.”

Spike Lee…. presented the director’s award to Peele, who…(by the way..) has also been nominated for Academy Awards… for best picture…best director and best original screenplay…

His final award of the evening… was presented by Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman…

We’ll get into more details about the 2018 award winners….

but for right now…. (giggle) πŸ˜† I want to give a shout out to the hosts of the 33rd annual Film Independent Spirit Awards….that magical duo…

✨✨comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney✨✨

These dudes are

FUN-NY!!!! (((((LOL!!!!)))))

I’ve said it before… and I’ll say it again… they have AMAZING chemistry…. and their timing is spot on… by golly!!! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

Even when it came to them joking about controversial issues in Hollywood ⭐️ right now… they had a good ole time with that…. “Let’s call names”… they said with glee….

and wow….Oooh wee!!!

they did it too…and they WENT HARD!!!!!

I’ll just leave that right there… try to see if you can watch them in action online… keeping the show… and the audience ROLLING!!!!

And now…. let’s have a round of applause for the other “Spirit Award Winners!!!” πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

Frances McDormand won best female lead…for her hard core performance…in β€œThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

Timothee Chalamet won best male lead for the drama “Call Me by your name…”

Allison Janney won best supporting actress award for portraying the mother… of the skating star…in β€œI, Tonya.”

Sam Rockwell won best supporting male actor…for his performance as a racist deputy in β€œThree Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri ”

Emily V. Gordon and Kumail NanjianiΒ  won for best first screenplay for their Oscar-nominated β€œThe Big Sick.”

“Ingrid goes West” won for best first feature

Greta Gerwig won the best screenplay award for her framed…β€œLady Bird.”

Best Cinematography was awarded to Sayombhu Mukdeeprom for “Call Me by your name.”

Best Editing, Tatiana S. Riegel for “I, Tonya”

Best Documentary “Faces Places”

Best International Film

“A Fantastic Woman”Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β 

The John Cassavetes Award… was given to the best feature made for under $500,000 … and it went to Life and nothing more, written and directed Antonio MΓ©ndez Esparza.

(Given to chosen film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast.)

And the winner is…….. “Mudbound”

Director: Dee Rees

Casting Directors: Billy Hopkins, Ashley Ingram

Ensemble Cast: Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, Carey Mulligan


All the ✨STARS✨ come out at THE SPIRIT AWARDS… ✨🌟✨🌟✨ and #Shine ever so brightly…

There’s sooo much FUN… lots of laughter…. food is plentiful…and drinks are flowing…..

RAIN 🌧 β˜”οΈ OR SHINE…🌞

EVER-Y-BODY has a good time!!!!

It’s just the COOLEST thing… to celebrate the success stories of film makers who had dreams….

films made with lower budgets, ranging from microbudgets up to $20 million…

and finally… the casts and crew members who helped those dreams come true…

Can I get another Woo-Woooo!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™Œ

….and before you know it….the sun β˜€οΈ dips behind the ocean🌊 in #SantaMonica #CA πŸŒ… #santamonicapier

With every single guest leaving on cloud nine…After all… it’s what the SPIRIT AWARDS are all about!!! And now… we float…☁️ float on… to the Oscars….

-Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney, Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions


Evette is a native of Atlanta,πŸ‘GA…and graduate of #CAU Clark Atlanta University… in the #AUC ( Atlanta University Center), and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Links Inc., and Women in Film…( just to name a few of her beloved connections! πŸ˜‰

“Miss Dabney” has worked as a reporter/anchor 🎀in a number of television πŸ“Ί markets all across the country…

She is an EMMY nominated TV news talent, available to serve as a media technical advisor, and work as a free-lance contractor…copywriting, script writing, show hosting, announcer, πŸŽ™(live events: fashion shows, hair shows, concerts, banquets, weddings,luncheons, talent shows.)

She’s a “spirited” LIVE announcer indeed… with a ~velvety voice! ~

Evette is READY to take on producing gigs, theatrical roles, 🎭 commercials, 🎬 industrials, radio talk show roles… and any other kind of voice-over work…. animation included… πŸ˜‰Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @evettedabney

Let Sparkle-“E” πŸ’Ž promote YOU… Your BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION or SPECIAL EVENT…. in aggressive marketing efforts, and SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS

A well known MARKETING INFLUENCER… Evette will make sure the consumer market takes NOTICE…. of what you have to offer!


Evette Dabney/SAG-AFTRA —>See & www. (online), or reach out to our phone message center included at www.sparkle-e.comπŸ’Ž


Sparkle “E” is in the midst of a fundraising campaign… to keep this website thriving… and making BIG IMPROVEMENTS! If you’d like to make a donation… Send to business address:

Sparkle “E” Entertainment & Promotions P.O Box 811926 Los Angeles, CA 90081

Any amount… large or small is APPRECIATED!!! Crowdfunding campaigns are currently listed on GO FUNDME.

My campaign links…

Your generous support will most definitely be a blessing!!!

Evette is determined to create opportunities… and pave the way for more WORK!!!

She’s determined to FIND A WAY…. or MAKE ONE!!!!

Don’t forget to follow Evette on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, LinkedIn and YOUTUBE @evettedabney

The #Spirited πŸŽ‰ #Socialite and #mediamaven πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» @evettedabney is on the move!!!

#Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain! πŸ‘ 

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Author: Sparkle "E" Entertainment & Promotions

Entertainment & Promotions Company created by a "Spirited Socialite" πŸ‘  designed to make EVERYTHING SHINE! Sparkle-"E" Entertainment & Productions is a full service operation, providing contracted services by Owner, CEO EVETTE DABNEY SPECIALIZED SERVICES INCLUDE: πŸ’Ž Red Carpet Coverage πŸ’Ž Social Media Management πŸ’Ž TV Show Hosting πŸ’Ž Show Correspondent πŸ’Ž LIVE Event coverage for TV, RADIO, pODCASTS πŸ’Ž Copy Writer for promotional Spots, Commercials, news letters, blogs, instructional Publications & Videos. πŸ’Ž Corporate Spokesperson πŸ’Ž Brand Ambassador πŸ’Ž Digital Media & Print Contributor πŸ’Ž Media Marketing Influencer πŸ’Ž Production for Video Presentations πŸ’Ž Broadcasting & Media Technical Advisor πŸ’Ž Hospitality & Media trainer πŸ’Ž Voice-Over Talent πŸ’Ž Announcer πŸ’Ž Children's Story-teller πŸ’Ž MC Special Events: -Pageants -Awards Shows -Comedy Shows & Concerts -Fashion Shows -Hair Shows -Luncheons -Banquets -Audience Warm-up πŸ’Ž Experienced Guide creating CUSTOMIZED TOURS for LARGE and small groups to designated places of Interest, theme parks, food crawls, museums, shopping excursions

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