• [The Daily] Get Out Scores Spirit Awards

    By David Hudson


    Jordan Peele has won best director and his debut feature, Get Out, has won best feature at this year’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. You’ll find the full list of nominations, announced back in November, right here. Below, a quick overview of all of this year’s winners:

    Best Feature: Get Out.

    Best First Feature: Matt Spicer’s Ingrid Goes West.

    John Cassavetes Award, given to the best feature made for under $500,000: Antonio Méndez Esparza’s Life and Nothing More.

    Best Director: Jordon Peele, Get Out.

    Best Screenplay: Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird.

    Best First Screenplay: Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick.

    Best Cinematography: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Call Me by Your Name.

    Best Editing: Tatiana S. Riegel, I, Tonya.

    Best Female Lead: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

    Best Male Lead: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name.

    Best Supporting Female: Allison Janney, I, Tonya.

    Best Supporting Male: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

    Robert Altman Award, given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast: Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees. Casting Directors: Billy Hopkins, and Ashley Ingram. Ensemble Cast: Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, and Carey Mulligan.

    Best Documentary: Agnès Varda and JR’s Faces Places.

    Best International Film: Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman.

    Bonnie Award, recognizing a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant: Chloé Zhao (The Rider).

    Jeep Truer Than Fiction Award, presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition: Jonathan Olshefski, director of Quest.

    Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award, recognizing a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition: Justin Chon, director of Gook.

    Piaget Producers Award, honoring emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films: Summer Shelton.

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1 comment

  • By Sean Ramsdell
    March 04, 2018
    09:54 AM

    Made Independent Spirits Awards list just in case