February 25, 2017
Awards Season

'Moonlight' Takes Best Feature at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards

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The 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards have just wrapped and it wasn't only hilarious (thanks to hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney), but it was incredibly uplifting. Below is a full list of all of the winning films and filmmakers, from Barry Jenkins for his work on Moonlight to Robert Eggers for his work on The Witch. Check them out below:

Best Feature

American Honey
Chronic
Jackie
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight [WINNER]

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'American Honey'

Best Director

Andrea Arnold, American Honey
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight [WINNER]
Pablo Larraín, Jackie
Jeff Nichols, Loving
Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women

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'Jackie'

Best First Feature

The Childhood of a Leader
The Fits
Other People
Swiss Army Man
The Witch [WINNER]

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'The Witch'

Best Female Lead

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert, Elle [WINNER]
Sasha Lane, American Honey
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

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Best Male Lead

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea [WINNER]
David Harewood, Free In Deed
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Jesse Plemons, Other People
Tim Roth, Chronic

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'Manchester by the Sea'

Best Supporting Female

Edwina Findley, Free In Deed
Paulina García, Little Men
Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
Riley Keough, American Honey
Molly Shannon, Other People [WINNER]

Best Supporting Male

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

'Hell or High Water'

Best Screenplay

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (story by Tarell Alvin McCraney) [WINNER]
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 [WINNER]
Chris Kelly, Other People
Adam Mansbach, Barry
Stella Meghie, Jean of the Joneses
Craig Shilowich, Christine

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'Moonlight'

Best Cinematography

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

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Best Editing

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

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Swiss Army Man
'Swiss Army Man'

John Cassavetes Award

Free In Deed
Hunter Gatherer
Lovesong
Nakom
Spa Night [WINNER]

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Robert Altman Award

American Honey
Moonlight
 (WINNER)
Morris from America

Best Documentary

13th
Cameraperson
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America [WINNER]
Sonita
Under the Sun

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'13th'

Best International Film

Aquarius (Brazil)
Chevalier (Greece)
My Golden Days (France)
Toni Erdmann (Germany and Romania) [WINNER]
Under the Shadow (Iran and U.K.)

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Piaget Producers Award

Lisa Kjerulff
Jordana Mollick [WINNER]
Melody C. Roscher & Craig Shilowich

23rd Annual Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award

Andrew Ahn, Spa Night
Claire Carré, Embers
Anna Rose Holmer, The Fits [WINNER]
Ingrid Jungermann, Women Who Kill

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'The Fits'

22nd Truer Than Fiction Award

Kristi Jacobson, Solitary
Sara Jordenö, Kiki
Nanfu Wang, Hooligan Sparrow [WINNER]

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2 Comments

Wow! Film Independent is loving "The Witch"! I know a lot of NFSers liked it, too. Guess I have to add it to my list.

February 25, 2017 at 6:47PM

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Liz Nord
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Wow! Film Independent is loving "The Witch"! I know a lot of NFSers liked it, too. Guess I have to add it to my list.

July 26, 2017 at 12:38AM, Edited July 26, 12:42AM

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