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
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