Before the Oscars, We Got the Indies!
The Independent Spirit Awards is a tribute to the best artisan films to have come out the same year (almost the same year), and this will be my first time providing you the winners.
Best Feature: “The Farewell”
Best Director: The Safdie Brothers for “Uncut Gems”
Best Male Lead: Adam Sandler in “Uncut Gems”
Best Female Lead: Renee Zellweger in “Judy”
Best Supporting Male: Willem Dafoe in “The Lighthouse”
Best Supporting Female: Zhao Shu-zhen in “The Farewell”
Best Screenplay: Noah Baumbach for “Marriage Story”
Best First Screenplay: Fredrica Bailey and Stefon Bristol for “See You Yesterday”
Best First Feature: Olivia Wilde for “Booksmart”
Best Documentary Feature: “American Factory”
Best Cinematography: Jarin Blaschke for “The Lighthouse”
Best Editing: Ronald Bronstein and Benny Safdie for “Uncut Gems”
Best International Film: “Parasite”
The John Cassavetes Award: “Give Me Liberty”
The Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble): “Marriage Story”
Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award: Rashaad Eernesto Green for “Premature”
The BONNIE Award: Kelly Reichardt
Piaget Producers Award: Mollye Asher
Truer Than Fiction Award: Nadua Shihab for “Jaddoland”
You have to appreciate the little things in life people, and that’s why we have these awards.