Yesterday in Santa Monica, California, the stars came out to celebrate the best in independent film, at the Independent Spirit Awards, a day ahead of the Oscars.
Moonlight was the big winner on the day, and picked up Best Feature, Best Director for Barry Jenkins, Best Editing, Best Screenplay for Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, Best Cinematography and the prestigious Robert Altman award.
Isabelle Huppert won Best Female Lead for Elle, while Casey Affleck deservedly won Best Male Lead for his role in Manchester By The Sea.
Here are some highlights from the event.
Here’s how the rest fared.
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