Ahead Of Tonight’s Oscars; Here Are The 2016 Spirit Award Winners

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Last night’s Spirit Awards was glamour-filled evening, with Spotlight in the spotlight with 5 awards, alongside the fantastic Beasts of No Nation snagging a fair share of its own!

The show was hosted by SNL‘s Kate McKinnon and Silicon Valley’s Sumail Nanjiani, with some great presenting duos, including The Room’s Jacob Tremblay and Captain America: Civil War’s Anthony Mackie being absolutely adorable!

With the Oscars coming up tonight, these awards will sure give a confidence boost to those nominated! Here’s a full list of winners:

Best Feature Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Best Male Lead: Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Best Female Lead: Brie Larson, Room
Best Supporting Male: Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Best Supporting Female: Mya Taylor, Tangerine

Best Screenplay: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Best Editing: Tom McArdle, Spotlight
Best Cinematography: Ed Lachman, Carol

Best First Feature: The Diary Of A Teenage Girl
Best First Screenplay: Emma Donoghue, Room

Best International Film: Son of Saul
Best Documentary: The Look of Silence
Film Independent’s Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble Cast): Spotlight
John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature made for less than $500,000): Krisha
Piaget Producers Award: Mel Eslyn
Truer Than Fiction Award: Incorruptible
Kiehl’s Someone To Watch Award: Felix Thompson, King Jack

Of note are, of course, Spotlight and Room, both up for Best Picture at the Oscars tonight, with Brie Larson up for Lead Actress and Mark Ruffalo for Supporting Actor. Carol, too, although snubbed for Best Picture, has Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara up for Lead and Supporting Actress, as well as Cinematography.

There was outcry that Beasts of No Nation was entirely left off the Academy Nominees list; a significant factor in the #OscarsSoWhite movement, so it’s brilliant to see both the Lead and Supporting Actor Spirit Awards going to its talented cast.

May Taylor made history by being the first transgender actress to win Best Supporting Actress — again interesting in the light of controversy surrounding Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar nominated role in The Danish Girl.

What are your Oscar predictions? Will Leo finally get that Oscar? Let us know what you think in the comments!

You can read a full list of the Oscar nominations here and check out 4YE over on twitter tonight for our full Oscar coverage

Sneh Rupra