Saturday, February 25, 2017

OSCAR WATCH: Indie Spirit Awards

We're finally nearing the finish line of this year's awards season and in the last stop on the precursor tour, the "Moonlight" was definitely shining. Indeed, Barry Jenkins' masterwork was the toast of the evening as the film scooped up all 6 of the awards it was nominated for at the Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature and Best Director. Overall, the show was a nice celebration of contemporary cinema, making me proud to be a voting member (my picks are indicated by asterisk) of Film Independent. If the quality of the winners at the big show tomorrow as anywhere near as good, then it will truly be an Oscar night to remember. But for now we'll bask in the glory of "Moonlight". Here are the 2017 winners of the Film Independent Spirit Awards:

Best Feature

Best Director
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Male Lead
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Best Female Lead
Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Supporting Male
Ben Foster, Hell or High Water*

Best Supporting Female
Molly Shannon, Other People

Best Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America

Best Film Editing

Best First Feature
The Witch

Best First Screenplay
The Witch

Best International Film
Toni Erdmann*

John Cassavetes Award
Spa Night

Robert Altman Award

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