The 33rd Independent Spirit Awards has wrapped with such high, a few days ahead tonight’s Academy Awards.
Chief among the wins are Jordan Peele’s darkly comic thriller “Get Out” which bagged two awards, including Best Feature and Best Director. Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” won Best Screenplay. Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name”, nominated for six categories, took home Best Cinematography and Best Male Lead for Timothée Chalamet. Frances McDormand won Best Female Lead for her role in Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”.
The 2018 Spirit Awards recognizes debut works, too, for which Matt Spicer’s “Ingrid Goes West” bagged the Best First Feature award, and Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nunjani the Best First Screenplay for “The Big Sick”.
Here is the full list of winners.
“Call Me by Your Name”
“The Florida Project” “Get Out” (WINNER)
“A Ghost Story” “Life and Nothing More” (WINNER)
“Most Beautiful Island”
Sean Baker, “The Florida Project”
Jonas Carpignano, “A Ciambra”
Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me by Your Name” Jordan Peele, “Get Out” (WINNER)
Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, “Good Time”
Chloé Zhao, “The Rider”
Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird” (WINNER)
Azazel Jacobs, “The Lovers”
Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
Mike White, “Beatriz at Dinner”
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Kris Avedisian, Story By: Kyle Espeleta, Jesse Wakeman, “Donald Cried” Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, “The Big Sick” (WINNER)
Ingrid Jungermann, “Women Who Kill”
David Branson Smith, Matt Spicer, “Ingrid Goes West”
Thimios Bakatakis, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”
Elisha Christian, “Columbus”
Hélène Louvart, “Beach Rats” Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, “Call Me by Your Name” (WINNER)
Joshua James Richards, “The Rider”
Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, “Good Time”
Walter Fasano, “Call Me by Your Name”
Alex O’Flinn, “The Rider”
Gregory Plotkin, “Get Out” Tatiana S. Riegel, “I, Tonya” (WINNER)
Nnamdi Asomugha, “Crown Heights”
Armie Hammer,”Call Me by Your Name”
Barry Keoghan, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (WINNER)
Benny Safdie, “Good Time”
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
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
‘The Departure,” Lana Wilson “Faces Places,” directed by Agnés Varda, JR, produced by Rosalie Varda (WINNER)
“Last Men in Aleppo,” directed by Feras Fayyad, produced by Kareem Abeed, Søeren Steen Jespersen, Stefan Kloos
“Motherland,” directed by Ramona S. Diaz, produced by Rey Cuerdo
“Quest,” directed by Jonathan Olshefski, produced by Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
“BPM (Beats Per Minute),” Robin Campillo, France “A Fantastic Woman,” Sebastián Lelio, Chile (WINNER)
“I Am Not a Witch,” Rungano Nyoni, Zambia
“Lady Macbeth,” William Oldroyd, U.K.
“Loveless,” Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia
The inaugural Bonnie Award will recognize a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant, sponsored by American Airlines.
So Yong Kim
Lynn Shelton Chloé Zhao (WINNER)
JEEP TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
The 23rd annual Truer Than Fiction Award, funded by the Jeep brand, is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition.
Shevaun Mizrahi, Director of “Distant Constellation” Jonathan Olshefski, Director of “Quest” (WINNER)
Jeff Unay, Director of “The Cage Fighter”
KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
The 24th annual Someone to Watch Award, funded by Kiehl’s Since 1994, recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.
Amman Abbasi, Director of “Dayveon” Justin Chon, Director of “Gook” (WINNER)
Kevin Phillips, Director of “Super Dark Times”
PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
The 21st annual Producers Award, funded by Piaget, honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films.
Giulia Caruso & Ki Jin Kim
Ben LeClair Summer Shelton (WINNER)