Posted Feb 24 2019
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Last Awards Hurrah - Beale Street Has Spirit

‘Twas the night before…As is traditional, Hollywood’s big night was preceded by independent cinema’s big night, with the Spirit Awards being handed out last night. And Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk (largely snubbed by the Academy) was the big winner, taking three awards including Best Feature and Best Director for Jenkins, as well as Regina King for Supporting – something she could repeat at the Oscars tonight.

The same may well be said for Glenn Close who could also do the double having taken Best Actress at the Spirits. We’d be more than happy to see Richard E. Grant also follow suit, but after his win here tonight, have a feeling he won’t be repeating at the Oscars. Ethan Hawke deservedly took Best Actor.

Weirdly, the Spirits gave two awards to the dreadful Suspiria – really, what were they smoking?

Full list below -

BEST FEATURE
If Beale Street Could Talk

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Glenn Close, The Wife

BEST MALE LEAD
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
PRODUCERS AWARD
Shrihari Sathe

BEST DIRECTOR
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Suspiria

BEST SCREENPLAY
Nicole Holofcener & Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
Suspiria

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Sorry to Bother You
BEST EDITING
Joe Bini, You Were Never Really Here

TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Bing Liu, Director of Minding the Gap

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Roma (Mexico)

BONNIE AWARD
Debra Granik

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
En El Septimo Dia

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Alex Moratto, Director of Sócrates

 

The night before the Spirits, the Razzies gave out their awards for Worst Of The Year – although there were fewer nominees in attendance – with Holmes and Watson leading the way with four "wins" - for Worst Picture, Director, Remake, Rip off or Sequel, and Worst Supporting Actor for John C Reilly.

On the plus side Donald Trump doubled down, winning Worst Actor and  Worst Screen Combo for him and His Self-Perpetuating Pettiness. His former staffer Kellyanne Conway walked away with Worst Supporting Actress. Go White House!

Here’s the list in full -

WORST PICTURE

Holmes & Watson

WORST ACTRESS

Melissa McCarthy / Happytime Murders and Life of the Party

RAZZIE REDEEMER AWARD

Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

WORST ACTOR

Donald J. Trump (As Himself) Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9

WORST SCREEN COMBO

Donald J, Trump & His Self-Perpetuating Pettiness, Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Kellyanne Conway (As Herself) Fahrenheit 11/9

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

John C. Reilly / Holmes & Watson

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL

Holmes & Watson

WORST DIRECTOR

Etan Cohen / Holmes & Watson

WORST SCREENPLAY

Fifty Shades Freed, Written by Niall Leonard, from the Novel by E.L. James

 

Come back tonight when Last Word live blogs the altogether more important – but potentially equally disastrous – Oscars.

 

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