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Barry Jenkins Wins Independent Spirit Best Director Award For ‘Moonlight’

7 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In a small sign that some things are still right in the world, Barry Jenkins took home the Independent Spirit Award for Best Director at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

It was the fifth award of the night for “Moonlight,” which also won for editing, cinematography, screenplay and the Robert Altman Award that recognizes an ensemble cast, director and casting director of a film.

Sporting a sharp Hawaiian button up befitting of the Miami native, Jenkins called out fellow directors Andrea Arnold and Kenneth Lonergan (whom he apparently calls “Uncle Kenny”), for making work that inspires him. Thanking his cast and crew, Jenkins concluded by saying: “This thing it has my name about it, but it’s absolutely about all y’all. Much love.” Also nominated were Pablo Larrain for “Jackie,” Jeff Nichols for “Loving,” and Kelly Reichardt for “Certain Women,” in addition to Arnold.

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- Jude Dry

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Moonlight sweeps the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards

9 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards took place in Santa Monica, Los Angeles yesterday, and it was a very good night for Moonlight, with the film sweeping all five awards it was nominated for – Best Feature, Best Director (Barry Jenkins), Best Screenplay (Jenkins), Best Cinematography and Best Editing – as well as receiving the honorary Robert Altman Award.

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and Isabelle Huppert (Elle) were named Best Actor and Best Actress respectively, while the supporting honors went to Ben Foster (Hell or High Water) and Molly Shannon (Other People). Acclaimed horror The Witch also picked up two awards, with writer-director Robert Eggers receiving Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay.

Here’s a full list of the winners, highlighted in bold and red…

Best Feature

American Honey

Chronic

Jackie

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best Director

Andrea Arnold, American Honey

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Pablo Larrain, Jackie

Kelly Reichardt, »

- Gary Collinson

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2017 Independent Spirit Awards: Full Winners List

19 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 32nd Independent Spirit Awards took place on Feb. 25 in Los Angeles. Many Oscar contenders — such as “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” — were nominated alongside smaller titles such as “American Honey” and “Chronic,” making for a truly unpredictable show.

Read More: 2017 Independent Spirit Awards: Who Will Win and Who Should Win — Critics Survey

The full list of nominees is below, with winners in bold.

Best Feature

Moonlight

American Honey

Chronic

Jackie

Manchester by the Sea

Best Director

Barry Jenkins –”Moonlight

Andrea Arnold –”American Honey

Pablo Larraín –”Jackie

Jeff Nichols –”Loving

Kelly Reichardt –”Certain Women

Best Male Lead

Casey Affleck –”Manchester by the Sea” as Lee Chandler

David Harewood –”Free in Deed” as Abe Wilkins

Viggo Mortensen –”Captain Fantastic” as Ben Cash

Jesse Plemons –”Other People” as David Mulcahey

Tim Roth –”Chronic” as David Wilson

Best Female Lead

Isabelle Huppert –”Elle” as Michèle Leblanc

Annette Bening –”20th Century Women” as »

- William Earl

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'Moonlight' wins best feature at 2017 Spirit Awards

19 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A24’s drama – and the distributor itself – enjoyed a huge Saturday afternoon at Film Independent’s 32nd annual Spirit Awards ceremony on the beach in Santa Monica.

Best feature winner Moonlight won six awards and took the plaudits on an afternoon that also sends best director winner Barry Jenkins to Sunday’s Oscars in high spirits and recognised Friday night’s César winner Isabelle Huppert for Elle and Casey Affleck for Manchester By The Sea in the lead acting categories.

Besides best feature and director, Moonlight won screenplay for Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, cinematography for James Laxton, and editing for Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders.

The film started the ceremony as joint frontrunner with American Honey on six nominations and converted all six, including the previously announced Robert Altman Award. American Honey went away empty-handed.

It was a triumphant afternoon for A24, which made its first financing foray on Moonlight and also distributed Robert Eggers’s first »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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2017 Independent Spirit Awards: What This Year’s Nominees Want to See from the Film World in 2017

19 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We may be two months into 2017, but this weekend feels like the time to finally bring 2016’s year in film to a close. With that in mind, at one of the independent film world’s biggest annual gatherings, we took the opportunity to ask some of this year’s nominees what they’d like to see in the months to come. Some spoke about their personal projects, while others looked toward the industry as a whole.

Overall, the consensus of the day’s honorees centered on inclusion. Regardless of the people behind these films, they all recognized the opportunity for film to showcase a wider view of the world.

Read More: 2017 Independent Spirit Awards: Full Winners List — Updating Live

Below are selected comments from our conversations with this year’s nominees.

Lily Gladstone, “Certain Women

“This is the year of ‘Moonlight,’ so everything is going to be different after this. »

- Steve Greene

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2017 Independent Spirit Awards: The Best Things Jeff Nichols, Kirsten Johnson, Matt Ross and More Told Us From the Blue Carpet

20 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the annual cluster of late-season awards shows, the Film Independent Spirit Awards always ends up as a unique gathering. With a clear view of the water from the beach in Santa Monica, there’s definitely a more relaxed air, even as the general awards festivities near their fever pitch.

With that in mind, the Independent Spirits arrivals, on an infamous blue carpet, become a more jaunty affair. More of a big late-morning chat than a twilight press blitz, it gives the filmmakers and performers a chance to share some light-hearted thoughts that other pre-show traditions might not afford.

Read More: 2017 Independent Spirit Awards: Full Winners List — Updating Live

So, here, as per annual tradition, here are our favorite dispatches from “the blue carpet,” the best things said to IndieWire before this year’s Indie Spirits.

Ira Sachs, director of “Little Men

“There’s a sense of affirmation that the struggle was received appreciatively. »

- Steve Greene

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2017 Independent Spirit Awards: The Complete Winners List

20 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The 32nd annual Independent Spirit Awards, sponsored by Perrier-Jouët, kicked off Saturday at the Santa Monica Pier in California, honoring the best independent films of 2016.

Oscar contenders like Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight are both nominated for awards, alongside smaller films like American Honey and Chronic, making Saturday's awards ceremony truly anyone's game.

Related: Final Oscars Predictions 2017: Here's Who Should Win and Who Will Win the Biggest Awards!

Check back for updates to see who wins big.

Best Feature

American Honey

Chronic

Jackie

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best Director

Andrea ArnoldAmerican Honey

Barry JenkinsMoonlight

Pablo LarraínJackie

Jeff NicholsLoving

Kelly ReichardtCertain Women

Best Male Lead

Casey AffleckManchester by the Sea

David HarewoodFree in Deed

Viggo MortensenCaptain Fantastic

Jesse PlemonsOther People

Tim RothChronic

Best Female Lead

Annette Bening –20th Century Women

Isabelle HuppertElle

Sasha LaneAmerican Honey

Ruth NeggaLoving

Natalie PortmanJackie

Best Supporting »

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Independent Spirit Awards: The Complete Winners List

21 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Independent Spirit Awards are underway on the beach in Santa Monica, Ca. “Moonlight” was an early winner in the editing category, as was Ben Foster, who took Best Supporting Actor for “Hell or High Water.” Read the full winners list updating live, indicated as *Winner: Also Read: Indie Spirit Hosts Nick Kroll, John Mulaney Talk Trump, Tuxedos and Tonys Best Feature “American Honey” “Chronic” “Jackie” “Manchester by the Sea” “Moonlight” Best Director Andrea Arnold, “American HoneyBarry Jenkins, “Moonlight” *Winner Pablo Larraín, “JackieJeff Nichols, “LovingKelly Reichardt, “Certain Women” Best First Feature “The Childhood of a Leader” “The »

- Matt Donnelly

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Spirit Awards: ‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Feature Film Award

22 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” won the best feature award at the Spirit Awards on Saturday. The film dominated as it won six awards total including prizes for director and screenplay.

Moonlight” won the feature award over “American Honey,” “Chronic,” “Jackie” and “Manchester by the Sea.” The trophy went to producers Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Adele Romanski.

Casey Affleck won best actor for his role in “Manchester by the Sea” and Isabelle Huppert took the best actress trophy for her role in Paul Verhoeven’s thriller “Elle.”

Affleck blasted President Donald Trump without naming him in his acceptance, saying, “The policies of this administration are abhorrent and will not last.”

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Huppert gave strong support to the role of independent film, saying, “Good cinema is independent — it’s independence that makes art win.”

Moonlight’s” Joi McMillon »

- Dave McNary

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2017 Indie Spirit Awards Live Stream: How to Watch the Ceremony Online

25 February 2017 11:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If the Oscars represent Hollywood’s biggest night, then the Film Independent Spirit Awards might as well be the indie film community’s biggest afternoon. Each year, members of the Los Angeles film non-profit Film Independent vote for the greatest achievements in indie film, and the awards are given out the day before the Oscars on the beach in Santa Monica. So here we are for the 32nd Indie Spirit Awards, hosted by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney.

Read More: 2017 Independent Spirit Award Nominations: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘American Honey’ and ‘Jackie’ Lead the Way

This year, the IFC network will once again be broadcasting the show live beginning at 5pm Et. If you won’t be around a television, you can log in directly to the IFC channel live stream using your cable provider information. Additionally, Sundance Now members can watch a live broadcast feed as well. You can sign up for »

- Zack Sharf

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Spirit Awards: 'Moonlight's' Barry Jenkins Wins Best Director

23 February 2017 9:35 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Barry Jenkins was named best director for Moonlight at the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards. 

Jenkins was nominated alongside Andrea Arnold (American Honey), Pablo Larrain (Jackie), Jeff Nichols (Loving) and Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women). 

Earlier in the ceremony, Moonlight also took home the award for best screenplay, which Jenkins accepted with Tarell Alvin McCraney

Onstage, Jenkins paid tribute to fellow nominees, including American Honey's Andrea Arnold as well as Manchester by the Sea's "Uncle Kenny" (Kenneth Lonergan). 

He dedicated the award to his cast and crew, "to anybody whose name was on the call sheet for those 25 days down in Miami in »

- Jennifer Konerman

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2017 Independent Spirit Awards Presenters: Viggo Mortensen, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and More (Exclusive)

23 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We learned early last month that Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are co-hosting the Independent Spirit Awards, and now IndieWire can exclusively announce the presenters at this Saturday’s ceremony. Nine actors will be lending their talents to the proceedings: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Kerry Washington, Miles Teller, Samuel L. Jackson, Freida Pinto, Fred Armisen and Amanda Peet.

Read More: Independent Spirit Awards: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Love Spending Every Waking Hour Together in New Promos

In addition, Gary Clark Jr. is serving as the one-man house band for the ceremony, the Spirit Awards’ 32nd. The awards will be broadcast live on IFC at 5 p.m. Est this Saturday. Full list of nominees below.

Read More: 2017 Independent Spirit Awards: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney to Co-Host Ceremony

Best Feature:

American Honey

Chronic

Jackie

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best Director:

Andrea Arnold, “American Honey

Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight

Pablo Larraín, »

- Michael Nordine

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Spirit Awards Hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on Friendship, Indie Films and Day Drinking

21 February 2017 5:05 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are best friends who genuinely love working together; it’s not difficult to imagine them doing this for the next 40 years — particularly since the pair are fresh off a record-breaking run of “Oh, Hello on Broadway” in which they portray elderly gadflys Gil Kaizon (Kroll) and George St. Geegland (Mulaney).

Next up, they’ll be hosting the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Feb. 25, a perfect fit for the comedians who clearly know their indie films – Mulaney is a writer/producer on “Documentary Now!” while Kroll played lawyer Bernard S. Cohen in last year’s acclaimed “Loving.” Variety sat down with the duo to discuss their friendship, drinking at awards shows, and the state of the  business where, as Mulaney puts it, “The only true independent film is Atm security footage.”

Independent films tend to cover serious subject matter; are you worried about finding the comedy as hosts? »

- Jenelle Riley

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Film Independent Spirit Award predictions

21 February 2017 10:44 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

On Saturday, the day before the Academy Awards, a very different sort of ceremony is held. Yes, I’m talking about the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which come right before Oscar this weekend. The Spirit Awards often ends up containing my favorite nomination slates, as they reflect a broader sensibility than the Academy. To be fair, it’s also a smaller and more indie sensibility, but that jives with my taste anyway. I think both bodies did excellent work this year, so it’s a pleasure to be covering it all. The Spirit Awards are the focus today though, so lets dive in and try to make some accurate predictions. Here goes nothing… With this particular precursor, there’s zero Oscar impact, due to when balloting occurs, so it’s purely interesting to see how this group feels about the year in film. It’s going to be a battle »

- Joey Magidson

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WGA winners include “Arrival” and “Moonlight”

20 February 2017 8:33 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Yesterday evening, the Writers Guild of America handed out their awards, marking one of the season’s final precursor stops and last guild ceremony. As with many of the guilds this year, a slight curveball was tossed our way, namely in that one potential frontrunner is nominated in a different category at Oscar. You’ll see what I mean shortly, along with a few other precursors that went down over the weekend. Ballots for the Academy Awards are due by tomorrow, so voters are making their final decisions literally as you read this. It’s very much the moment of truth, with the results of it all less than a week away now… Below you will see not just the WGA winners, but also the Cinema Audio Society, which basically predict Best Sound Mixing at the Oscars, as well as the victors from the Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists guild. »

- Joey Magidson

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2017 Writers Guild Awards Winners: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Atlanta’ and ‘The Americans’ Win Big

19 February 2017 4:50 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Live from New York! And also Los Angeles! It’s the 2017 Writers Guild Awards, honoring the best in writing for television, film and new media. This year’s big winners included some of the season’s most lauded productions — including “Moonlight,” “Arrival,” “Atlanta” and “The Americans.”

While “Moonlight” and “Arrival” will compete against each other in the Adapted Screenplay category at the Oscars, they were entered in the WGA Awards in different categories, allowing both to make off with an award. “The Americans” pulled out a win for Drama Series, while “Atlanta” snapped up both Comedy Series and New Series. Other winners included “Command and Control,” “Saturday Night Live,” “BoJack Horseman” and “This Is Us.”

Read More: The IndieWire 2016-17 Awards Season Winners Guide

Check out our full list of winners — noted in bold — all updated live as the awards were announced at concurrent ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles this evening. »

- Kate Erbland

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‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Teaser Trailer: Oprah Winfrey Searches for the Truth in HBO’s Medical Drama

17 February 2017 12:57 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Oprah Winfrey looks to be an early Emmy contender, if the snippets of her bold performance from the newest “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” teaser trailer are any indication.

The film follows the decades-long saga of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cervical cancer cells were used anonymously to change the course of cancer treatment. Winfrey stars as Lacks’ daughter Deborah, who wrestles with the medical ethics surrounding this case.

Read More: Oprah Winfrey in Talks to Star in Lee Daniels’ ‘Terms of Endearment’ Remake

George C. Wolfe wrote and directed the project, and Winfrey is on board as an executive producer, alongside “True Blood” mastermind Alan Ball. The film also stars Rose Byrne, Courtney B. Vance and “Hamilton” alum Renée Elise Goldsberry. The movie is based on Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 best-selling nonfiction book of the same name.

“The book connects the epic with the intimate, and that’s the movie’s ambition, »

- William Earl

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‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Teaser Trailer: Oprah Winfrey Searches for the Truth in HBO’s Medical Drama

17 February 2017 12:57 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Oprah Winfrey looks to be an early Emmy contender, if the snippets of her bold performance from the newest “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” teaser trailer are any indication.

The film follows the decades-long saga of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cervical cancer cells were used anonymously to change the course of cancer treatment. Winfrey stars as Lacks’ daughter Deborah, who wrestles with the medical ethics surrounding this case.

Read More: Oprah Winfrey in Talks to Star in Lee Daniels’ ‘Terms of Endearment’ Remake

George C. Wolfe wrote and directed the project, and Winfrey is on board as an executive producer, alongside “True Blood” mastermind Alan Ball. The film also stars Rose Byrne, Courtney B. Vance and “Hamilton” alum Renée Elise Goldsberry. The movie is based on Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 best-selling nonfiction book of the same name.

“The book connects the epic with the intimate, and that’s the movie’s ambition, »

- William Earl

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‘Loving’ Exclusive Featurette: Jeff Nichols Explains ‘Transformative’ Power of Joel Edgerton’s Lauded Performance — Watch

17 February 2017 9:45 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lauded indie filmmaker Jeff Nichols finally entered bonafide awards bonanza territory this year with the release of his historical drama “Loving,” which garnered star Ruth Negga her first Oscar nomination, in addition to Golden Globe nods for both the Irish actress and her co-star Joel Edgerton.

Read More: Ruth Negga Reveals How Her Chemistry With Joel Edgerton Raised ‘Loving’ Beyond Melodrama — Tiff 2016

Edgerton, it seems, is becoming something of a Nichols regular — and just ask Michael Shannon, Nichols is very good to his regulars — having starred in both of Nichols’ 2016 releases, including both “Loving” and “Midnight Special.” In fact, it was Edgerton’s work on the sci-fi drama that convinced Nichols he was the right actor to portray the gruff protagonist of his feature, Richard Loving. It’s a role short on lines (Richard wasn’t much of a talker), but long on emotional resonance.

In a new featurette from the film, »

- Kate Erbland

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‘Dean’ Trailer: Demetri Martin Goes Looking for Love in Charming Tribeca Winner — Watch

17 February 2017 9:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“First big thing in your life you’re never going to get over.”

Demetri Martin pulls triple duty on the Tribeca prize-winning feature “Dean,” in which the comedian not only stars as the eponymous Dean, but also writes and directs the feature. Martin’s first foray behind the camera won The Founders Awards for Best Narrative Feature at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and is now hitting theaters this summer, just in time to give audiences the kind of sweetly melancholic shot in the arm seasonal cinema rarely provides.

Read More: Why Demetri Martin Decided to Make His Directorial Debut With ‘Dean

The film follows Dean, a Brooklyn illustrator reeling from the recent death of his mother, who embarks on a spontaneous trip to Los Angeles in hopes of kickstarting his life, sans sadsackness. But while Dean is (awkwardly) gallivanting around the left coast (and maybe even finding some »

- Kate Erbland

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