Independent Spirit Awards 2017: Winners List

The Independent Spirit Awards took palace on the beach just north of the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday.

Moonlight swept the awards taking home six Spirit awards including best feature, director, screenplay, editing, and cinematography. The Witch followed behind by with two wins for best first feature and best first screenplay.

THE WINNERS ARE MARKED IN RED

The winners are…

BEST FEATURE
American Honey
Chronic
Jackie
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

BEST FIRST FEATURE
The Childhood of a Leader, Director Brady Corbet
The Fits, Director Anna Rose Holmer
Other People, Director Chris Kelly
Swiss Army Man, Director Daniel Kwan and Director Daniel Scheinert
The Witch, Director Robert Eggers

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD – Best feature made for under $500,000
Free In Deed, Writer and Director Jake Mahaffy
Hunter Gatherer, Writer and Director Josh Locy
Lovesong Writer and Director So Yong Kim and Writer Bradley Rust Gray
Nakom, Writer and Director TW Pittman, Director Kelly Daniela Norris and Writer Isaac Adakudugu
Spa Night, Writer and Director: Andrew Ahn

BEST DIRECTOR
Andrea Arnold, American Honey
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Pablo Larraín, Jackie
Jeff Nichols, Loving
Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women

BEST SCREENPLAY
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Mike Mills, 20th Century Women
Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, Little Men
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Robert Eggers, The Witch
Chris Kelly, Other People
Adam Mansbach, Barry
Stella Meghie, Jean of the Joneses
Craig Shilowich, Christine

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Ava Berkofsky, Free In Deed
Lol Crawley, The Childhood of a Leader
Zach Kuperstein, The Eyes of My Mother
James Laxton, Moonlight
Robbie Ryan, American Honey

BEST EDITING
Matthew Hannam, Swiss Army Man
Jennifer Lame, Manchester by the Sea
Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders, Moonlight
Jake Roberts, Hell or High Water
Sebastián Sepúlveda, Jackie

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Sasha Lane, American Honey
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

BEST MALE LEAD
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
David Harewood, Free In Deed
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Jesse Plemons, Other People
Tim Roth, Chronic

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Edwina Findley, Free In Deed
Paulina Garcia, Little Men
Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
Riley Keough, American Honey
Molly Shannon, Other People

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Ralph Fiennes, A Bigger Splash
Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Shia LaBeouf, American Honey
Craig Robinson, Morris from America

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
Moonlight
Director, Barry Jenkins
Casting Director, Yesi Ramirez
Ensemble Cast, Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders

BEST DOCUMENTARY
13th, Director Ava DuVernay
Cameraperson, Director Kirsten Johnson
I Am Not Your Negro, Director Raoul Peck
O.J.: Made in America, Director Ezra Edelman
Sonita, Director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

Under the Sun, Director Vitaly Mansky

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Aquarius (Brazil), Director Kleber Mendonça Filho
Chevalier (Greece), Director Athina Tsangari
My Golden Days (France), Director Arnaud Desplechin
Toni Erdmann (Germany and Romania), Director Maren Ade
Under the Shadow (Iran and U.K.), Director Babak Anvari

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