Posted Feb 26 2017
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Twas The Night Before Oscar Part 2 - Spirits Announce

Of course, the other thing that happens the night before Oscar is the Independent Spirit Awards, and last night Moonlight pulled off a feat that it’s unlikely to repeat at Uncle Oscars’ bash, winning Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing and the all-rounder that is the Robert Altman Award. Both Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris were missing from the Supporting categories which went to – respectively – Hell Or High Water’s Ben Foster, and Molly Shannon for Other People, the latter a deserving win for a film that has seen no other traction through the season. Casey Affleck picked up another Best Actor gong (got political – see below) whilst Isabelle Huppert continued to be something of a threat in the Best Actress race.

The other big winner was Robert Eggers who went home with Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay for The Witch. Full list below –

 

Best Feature
Moonlight

 

Best Director
Barry Jenkins - Moonlight

Best First Feature
The Witch

 

Best Male Lead
Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea

Best Female Lead
Isabelle Huppert - Elle

Best Supporting Male
Ben Foster - Hell or High Water

Best Supporting Female
Molly Shannon - Other People

 

Best Screenplay
Moonlight

Best First Screenplay
The Witch

 

Best International Film
Toni Erdmann

 

Best Documentary Feature
O.J.: Made in America

 

Best Cinematography
Moonlight

 

Best Editing
Moonlight

 

John Cassavetes Award
Spa Night

 

Robert Altman Award
Moonlight

 

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