With weeks of torrential rain finally lifting over Southern California to deliver a clear blue sky, it was a beautiful day in Santa Monica to celebrate, in all their glory, independent films and the folks who make them. With hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney delivering the funny and Andy Samberg performing Pearl Jam’s “Alive” as a tribute to the living, 2017’s Spirit Awards was yet another eccentric year that delivered—just see the winners for yourself!
If you missed any acceptance speeches and the memorable opening monologue, you can check out our YouTube channel.
BEST FEATURE – Moonlight
BEST DIRECTOR – Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
BEST FEMALE LEAD – Isabelle Huppert, Elle
BEST MALE LEAD – Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE – Molly Shannon, Other People
BEST SUPPORTING MALE – Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
BEST SCREENPLAY – Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight
BEST EDITING – Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders, Moonlight
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – O.J.: Made In America
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – James Laxton, Moonlight
BEST FIRST FEATURE – The Witch
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY – Robert Eggers, The Witch
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD – Spa Night
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – Moonlight
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM – Toni Erdmann
PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – Jordana Mollick
KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – Anna Rose Holmer, The Fits
TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – Nanfu Wang, Hooligan Sparrow
Thanks for watching. And stay tuned to this blog for addition Spirit Awards recaps and exclusive content. The beach is now closed!