Sunday, 26 February 2017

SPIRIT AWARDS 2016: MOONLIGHT SWEEPS THE DAY


Good for you, Film Independent. Just pretty good pretty much all around. Moonlight wins six Spirit Awards, amounting to every last one of its nominations, leaving precious little room for its competitors to garner anything - only one other, Manchester by the Sea, sneaks in anywhere. We're expecting something similarly predictable, if a lot less pleasing, with tomorrow night's Oscars. Check out their nominations (remember them?) here, and their award winners in full below:

Best Feature
Moonlight (Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Adele Romanski)

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 and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)

Best Cinematography
James Laxton (Moonlight)

Best Editing
Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders (Moonlight)

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman, Nina Krstic, Tamara Rosenberg and Caroline Waterlow)

Best International Film
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

Best First Feature
The Witch (Daniel Bekerman, Robert Eggers, Lars Knudsen, Jodi Redmond, Rodrigo Teixeira and Jay van Hoy)

Best First Screenplay
Robert Eggers (The Witch)

John Cassavetes Award
Spa Night (Andrew Ahn, David Ariniello, Giulia Caruso, Kim Ki Jin and Kelly Thomas)

Robert Altman Award
Moonlight (Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, Andre Holland, Barry Jenkins, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monae, Jaden Piner, Yesi Ramirez, Trevante Rhodes and Ashton Sanders)

Kiehl's Someone to Watch Award
Anna Rose Holmer (The Fits)

Piaget Producers Award
Jordana Mollick

Truer Than Fiction Award
Wang Nan Fu (Hooligan Sparrow)