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Lily and Tessa Thompson were there to present the nominees for the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2018. Video of the press conference and photos from the event are down below. Enjoy!

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10 November 2017 @ 12:46 pm

In honor of awards season, we reflect on how our favorite actresses’ careers have magnified since DuJour first covered them, and why they’re back in Oscars contention today

Lily Collins - To The Bone

Some actors are chameleons, con­torting themselves to the contours of each character. Others play to their strengths, drawing on empathy and substance from within. Lily Collins proved she could be both in the Netflix-acquired Sundance hit To the Bone, based on writer-director Marti Noxon’s real-life battle with anorexia and bulimia. Collins shed pounds from her already-petite 5’ 5” frame for the role of Ellen, a transformation that hit close to home. “Because of my history with eating disorders, I was able to understand Ellen’s mindset and internal struggles on a much deeper level,” Collins tells us. “Despite my history with the film’s subject matter, there was still a lot I wanted to learn in preparation for filming. I spoke with doctors as well as nutritionists and even attended an eating disorders anonymous group. It was an absolutely life-changing, freeing experience.”

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