Sunday, February 24, 2019

OSCAR WATCH: Indie Spirit Awards

In a refreshing change of pace from awards season, the Independent Spirit Awards shone a spotlight on some of the year's unheralded films. At the end of their relaxed ceremony on the beach in Santa Monica, it was Barry Jenkins' stunning "If Beale Street Could Talk" which walked away with Best Feature, Best Director and Best Supporting Female. As a member of Film Independent I was quite pleased with the results, with a number of my votes* going towards the eventual winners. Here is that full list below:

Best Feature
If Beale Street Could Talk*

Best Director
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk*

Best Female Lead
Glenn Close, The Wife

Best Male Lead
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

Best Supporting Female
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Supporting Male
Richard E Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?*

Best Screenplay
Can you Ever Forgive Me?

Best First Feature
Sorry to Bother You

John Cassavetes Award
En El Septimo Dia

Best First Screenplay
Eighth Grade*

Best Cinematography

Best Editing
You Were Never Really Here

Best Documentary
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?*

Best International Film

Robert Altman Award

Piaget Producers Award
Shrihari Sathe

Kiehls Someone to Watch Award
Alex Moratto, Socrates

Truer Than Fiction Award
Bing Liu, Minding the Gap

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