Independent Spirit Awards 2018 – Winners!

Jordan Peele was the big winner of last night’s Independent Spirit Awards. His impeccable thriller scooped up Best Feature as well as Best Director. People have noted that for four years, everyone who has won these coveted awards in the Indies have then gone on to win Best Picture. This is a glorious and much deserved win for the debut director.

Frances McDormand won Best Female Lead for Three Billboards. It’s a dead cert, now, that her turn as a desperate grieving mother will seeMcDormand scoop up with Academy Award tonight. Timothee Chalamet’s role in Call Me By Your Name scooped up Best Male Lead which caused a see of adulation, with many seeing him as the rightful winner (although, I’m a little bit sad that Robert Pattinson missed out on an award for his work in Good Time. Very underappreciated)

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Other winners (which seem to set in stone the Academy Award winners,) are Sam Rockwell and Alison Janney for their respective Supporting performances. Greta Gerwig and Lady Bird won Best Screenplay for Lady  Ingrid Goes West scooped up an award for Best Debut Feature whilst The Big Sick one First Screenplay Award.

Overall, it was a good night for celebrating “independent talent” and I guess it has shaken up predictions for the Academy Award wins. If anything, I’d happily have these awards for the Oscars as long as Guillermo Del Toro wins for Best Director.

Here’s the full list of winners, what do you think?

Best Featue

Get Out

Best Male Lead

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best female lead

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Male 

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Allison Janney accepting the best supporting actress award.

Best supporting female

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best director

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Screenplay

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Best documentary

Faces Places

Best International Film

A Fantastic Woman

Best Editing

Tatiana S Riegel, I, Tonya

Best first feature

Ingrid Goes West

Best First Screenplay 

Emily V Gordon and Kumail Nunjiani, The Big Sick

Robert Altman Award 


John Cassavetes Award

Life and Nothing More

The Bonnie Award

Chloé Zhao

Someone to  Watch Award 

Justin Chon, Gook

Truer than fiction award

Jonathan Olshefski, Quest

Piaget producers award

Summer Shelton


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