Nightcrawler is the type of film that the Independent Spirit is about:
small and smartly made, not originally funded by a studio, edgy, taking
risks in storytelling that the studio system wouldn't risk.
The success of Nightcrawler has carried past the critic's reviews and on to acclaim at the Independent Spirit awards.
Attending the awards director Dan Gilroy and his wife (and Jake's co-star) Rene Russo were the biggest representative of Nightcrawler.
At the awards Nightcrawler won two:
BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
Director: Dan Gilroy
Producers: Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak
Sadly Jake was not there but back in NYC with Constellations which ends its run in mid March.
While Jake was able to attend the Golden Globe in January, it is interesting that he was unable to attended the biggest weekend in Hollywood. For all the talk about him making film choices to position himself back into the award race, his absence is notable.
If he was really campaigning wouldn't he be in LA? ( Check this out about Oscar campaigning) Maybe not presenting an award since his movie wasn't nominated, at it would be a bit awkward, but at least a part of the Academy scene.
Even more so the Independent Spirit award. They are Jake's sweet spot, he came up an indie darling, and it is those films and that indie spirit where he really shines. Jake's success is wrapped in independent films, and it is there where he could have the freedom both on and off screen that could bring him work-life balance.
OMG catch up:
So what's Jake been up to?
I woke up early to finish The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. Impressive woman and writer from Mississippi. Wow. - AUS10
Although the painting by Carel Fabritius would have been far more interesting if the Goldfinch was chained to an actual fish (perch). - AUS10
Sometimes it's easy to forget that there is a reason for OMG a bit bigger than just a little blog that friends stop by to talk about Jake and Austin.
OMG wants to keep the reminder of their story from past to present. So to that point OMG's going revisit and keep posting all those pictures, that seem to be getting "lost" out there in the big gossip round up.
First up for OMG's Picture This:
And as for the winter of Special's discontent:
Who knew there were Alps at MIT - but this winter there is:
Dang Jake you could've filmed Everest right here and with REAL snow.