Get Out Wins Big At The Film Independent Spirit Awards

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Hollywood’s big awards weekend kicked off yesterday with the Film Independent Spirit Awards. The more fun, laid-back precursor to the Oscars, the Film Independent Spirit Awards tend to award edgier, more controversial films and performers than the Oscars which traditionally has gone down the safer route with their winners. This certainly proved true last night with Get Out taking home both Best Feature and Best Director for Jordan Peele.

While the top acting honours stuck pretty close to script, apart from Call Me By Your Name’s Timothée Chalamet winning Best Male Lead, the rest of the winners came from a wide range of films and it was fantastic to see that 13 of the 20 awards handed out were won by women or people of colour.

Whether last night’s winners will also be winners at tonight’s Oscars ceremony is not necessarily a difficult race to predict, especially in the Acting categories. Whether Get Out will repeat Moonlight’s success from last year is hard to say. There is a chance it will topple Three Billboards winning run, but I can’t really see it.

Check out the list of winners below.

BEST FEATURE
Get Out

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST MALE LEAD
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

BEST DIRECTOR
Jordan Peele, Get Out   

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Faces Places

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST SCREENPLAY
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
Given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast
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

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick

BEST EDITING
Tatiana S. Riegel, I, Tonya   

BONNIE AWARD
Chloé Zhao

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
A Fantastic Woman

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Life and nothing more

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Ingrid Goes West

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Call Me By Your Name

KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Justin Chon

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Summer Shelton

SEATTLE STORY AWARD
Matty Brown

JEEP BRAND TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Jonathan Olshefski

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