Spirit Awards

Spotlight WINS Big At The Spirit Awards

With the Oscars just a hours away, Spotlight WINS Big At The Spirit Awards at Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards!!!

With 4 Awards Spotlight seems to be a possible front runner for the Oscars on Sunday night, see the FULL List on winners on the flip…

Spirit Awards

CelebNMovies247.com has the FULL LIST of winners from the Saturday night’s Film Independent Spirit Awards!

Kicking off the BIG WINS was Spotlight director Tom McCarthy won Best Director and shared a victory in the Screenplay category with his co-writer Josh Singer.

Unlike the Oscars, this yeas the Spirit Awards recognized that were more actors on the big screen that were NON-WHITE thespians. In fact, three of the four acting prizes went to non-white performers: Abraham Attah and Idris Elba for Beasts of No Nation, and Mya Taylor for Tangerine.

The Spirit Awards is a modest ceremony, usually held on the beach at Santa Monica the day before the Oscars.

Winning at the Spirits doesn’t necessarily mean much for a film’s Oscar chances – studio films are excluded, whatever “studio” means in the age of Netflix. But the awards show, broadcast on IFC, had undeniable added resonance this year.

Here is the complete list of winners from Saturday’s awards presentation via EW:

Best Feature: Spotlight

Best Director: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Female Lead: Brie Larson, Room

Best Male Lead: Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation

Best Supporting Female: Mya Taylor, Tangerine

Best Supporting Male: Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Best Cinematography: Ed Lachman, Carol

Best International Film: Son of Saul

Best Screenplay: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight

Best Documentary: The Look of Silence

Best Editing: Tom McArdle, Spotlight

Best First Feature: Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Best First Screenplay: Emma Donoghue, Room

John Cassavetes Award: Krisha

Robert Altman Award: Spotlight

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