Sunday, February 26, 2017

Moonlight Wins the Top Prizes at 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards



Barry Jenkins' critically acclaimed and multiple awards winning drama, "Moonlight" won 6 of the most coveted prizes at the 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards held yesterday in Santa Monica, California, United States. The event was hosted by John Mulaney and Nick Kroll. The film is one of top nominees for the 89th Academy Awards taking place Sunday night with eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
"Moonlight" won the Best Motion Picture award for drama at the 74th Golden Globe Awards.



This year's major winners were Moonlight, which won Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and the Robert Altman Award; The Witch, which won Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay; Manchester  by the Sea, which won Best Male Lead; Elle, which won Best Female Lead; Hell or High Water, which won Best Supporting Male; Other People, which won Best Supporting Female; Spa Night, which won the John Cassavetes  Award; O.J.: Made in America, which won Best Documentary and Toni Erdmann, which won Best International Film.

BEST FEATURE – Moonlight

BEST DIRECTOR – Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

BEST FEMALE LEAD – Isabelle Huppert, Elle

BEST MALE LEAD – Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE – Molly Shannon, Other People

BEST SUPPORTING MALE – Ben Foster, Hell or High Water

BEST SCREENPLAY – Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight

BEST EDITING – Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders, Moonlight

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – O.J.: Made In America

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – James Laxton, Moonlight

BEST FIRST FEATURE – The Witch

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY – Robert Eggers, The Witch

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD – Spa Night

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – Moonlight

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM – Toni Erdmann

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – Jordana Mollick

KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – Anna Rose Holmer, The Fits

TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – Nanfu Wang, Hooligan Sparrow

Read the press release on
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/2017-film-independent-spirit-awards-winners-announced-300413635.html

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