Searchlight’s Nomadland gained the marquee Best Feature class on Thursday to cap the thirty sixth annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, the ultimate huge awards present forward of Sunday’s Oscars. The Chloé Zhao movie, a frontrunner all movie-awards season, gained a number one 4 trophies tonight within the digital ceremony, together with Director and Editing for Zhao and Cinematography for Joshua James Richards.
“In our film Bob Wells says to Fern that you’ve come to the right place to connect with your tribe, your community and independent film you are our community,” producer Mollye Asher mentioned in the course of the Nomadland staff’s acceptance speech. Added fellow producer Dan Janvey: “We couldn’t have done it without all the hearts and hands of our fellow collaborators, our fellow filmmakers, who were the Nomadland Company, so to all of you we accept this on your behalf.”
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The marquee indie-focused awards present hosted by a really busy Melissa Villaseñor from SNL (her interstitial skits included impressions of everybody from Owen Wilson to Billie Eilish) additionally handed out three awards to Amazon Studios’ Sound of Metal, together with to Riz Ahmed for Best Lead Actor, Paul Raci for Supporting Actor and Best First Feature for director Darius Marder and his producers.
Raci, who signed all through his acceptance speech, might need given the very best recommendation to the indie-focused viewers in the course of the ceremony, which aired stay on IFC and AMC+. “Don’t quit your day job, I never did,” the journeyman actor mentioned, smiling. “I still have it too.”
Carey Mulligan took the Lead Actress prize for Focus Features’ Promising Young Woman, edging out the likes of Frances McDormand and Viola Davis within the class. Promising Young Woman additionally picked up the Screenplay prize for writer-director Emerald Fennell. Fennell and Zhao will face off within the Directors race at Sunday’s Oscars.
Searchlight, Amazon Studios and Netflix tied for essentially the most wins by distributor on the evening with 4 apiece.
Minari‘s Yuh-jung Youn was named Supporting Actress to solidify her frontrunner status for Sunday. Netflix’s Crip Camp gained the Documentary Award, with Nicole Newnham thanking her govt producers Barack and Michelle Obama.
“I think that the film that Nicole and I and Sarah made proves that authentic stories are things that people really, really want to see, but it really took people with disabilities working on the film to really represent us in a light that we’ve really rarely been seen in,” fellow director Jim LeBrecht mentioned.
Other winners tonight included Andy Siara successful Best First Screenplay for Palm Springs, whereas Amazon’s One Night in Miami director Regina King and the ensemble forged was honored with the Robert Altman Award.
The Spirits launched 5 new TV classes this 12 months, and HBO’s smash I May Destroy You gained Best New Scripted Series to go together with a beforehand introduced Ensemble award, whereas Netflix’s Unorthodox stars Shira Haas and Amit Rahav swept the Female and Male Performance in a Scripted Series honors, respectively.
I May Destroy You’s Ensemble honor was offered by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who mentioned Michaela Coel’s HBO present “took television to a new level… gave us perspectives so rarely seen on our screens…naked humanity, while each being at times a hero and a villain in their own stories.”
Said Coel: “If I could convey to people watching that they’re not alone, that they should be kind to themselves, that would be a dream come true.”
Here’s the total winners listing:
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
(The Someone to Watch Award acknowledges a proficient filmmaker of singular imaginative and prescient who has not but acquired acceptable recognition)
Director of Farewell Amor
BEST MALE LEAD
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
(The Producers Award honors rising producers who, regardless of extremely restricted assets, exhibit the creativity, tenacity and imaginative and prescient required to supply high quality unbiased movies)
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
BEST NEW NON-SCRIPTED OR DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Executive Producers: Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz, Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Brandon Hill, Christian Thompson
Co-Executive Producers: Andrey Alistratov, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg, Lauren Haber
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Writer/Director: Merawi Gerima
Joshua James Richards, Nomadland
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
QUO VADIS, AIDA? (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Director: Jasmila Žbanić
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST IN A NEW SCRIPTED SERIES
I MAY DESTROY YOU
Cast: Michaela Coel, Paapa Essiedu, Weruche Opia, Stephen Wight
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A NEW SCRIPTED SERIES
Amit Rahav, Unorthodox
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A NEW SCRIPTED SERIES
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
BEST NEW SCRIPTED SERIES
I MAY DESTROY YOU
Creator/Executive Producer: Michaela Coel
Executive Producers: Phil Clarke, Roberto Troni
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
Director: Regina King
Casting Directors: Kimberly R. Hardin
Ensemble Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Directors/Producers: Jim LeBrecht, Nicole Newnham
Producer: Sara Bolder
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Director of Pier Kids
BEST FIRST FEATURE
SOUND OF METAL
Director: Darius Marder
Producers: Bill Benz, Kathy Benz, Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Andy Siara, Palm Springs
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Yuh-jung Youn, Minari