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The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners List

Tonight's big winners

2019 Film Independed Spirt Awards + Winners List + Slantedifc

IFC hosted the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards this evening. The annual event gave Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” the award for ‘Best Feature,’ and Jenkins took home the ‘Best Director’ award as well. The two standout actors of the night were Ethan Hawke and Glenn Close, who won the awards for ‘Best Male Lead’ and ‘Best Female Lead,’ respectively. On the supporting side, Richard E. Grant won for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” and Regina King won for “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

It was a very big night for comedian turned screenwriter Bo Burnham; he won the award for ‘Best First Screenplay’ for his work on the film “Eighth Grade.” Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty won for ‘Best Screenplay’ overall.

This year, Aubrey Plaza hosted the event. The 2019 Spirit Awards started with a pre-taped segment where Christina Ricci, Marisa Tomei, Marcia Gay Harden, and other stars were performing a ritual to make Plaza the new host. In the end, Sharon Stone appeared with the needed virgin sacrifice: “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard. Last year had two hosts; they were John Mulaney and Nick Kroll who were coming off of their Broadway run with “Oh, Hello.”

If you missed the cold open, you can watch it below thanks to a quick upload from IFC.

Plaza also called out the Academy Awards, which nominated zero female directors this year. Out of five possible slots, The Spirit Awards nominated three women filmmakers this year.

There are 6200 members that make up the voting party for The Spirit Awards at IFC. For a film to be considered, it has to be produced in the United States and have a budget under $20M. There is one award given to films produced outside of the United States; that would be the ‘Best International Film’ award.

If you missed any of the event, you can find the winners in all of the categories below.

Best Feature
EIGHTH GRADE
FIRST REFORMED
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (WINNER)
LEAVE NO TRACE
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

Best Director
Debra Granik, LEAVE NO TRACE
Barry Jenkins, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (WINNER)
Tamara Jenkins, PRIVATE LIFE
Lynne Ramsay, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
Paul Schrader, FIRST REFORMED

Best First Feature
HEREDITARY
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (WINNER)
THE TALE
WE THE ANIMALS
WILDLIFE

Best Male Lead
John Cho, SEARCHING
Daveed Diggs, BLINDSPOTTING
Ethan Hawke, FIRST REFORMED (WINNER)
Christian Malheiros, SÓCRATES
Joaquin Phoenix, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

Best Female Lead
Glenn Close, THE WIFE (WINNER)
Toni Collette, HEREDITARY
Elsie Fisher, EIGHTH GRADE
Regina Hall, SUPPORT THE GIRLS
Helena Howard, MADELINE’S MADELINE
Carey Mulligan, WILDLIFE

Best Supporting Female Actor
Kayli Carter, PRIVATE LIFE
Tyne Daly, A BREAD FACTORY
Regina King, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (WINNER)
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, LEAVE NO TRACE
J. Smith-Cameron, NANCY

Best Supporting Male Actor
Raúl Castillo, WE THE ANIMALS
Adam Driver, BLACKKKLANSMAN
Richard E. Grant, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (WINNER)
Josh Hamilton, EIGHTH GRADE
John David Washington, MONSTERS AND MEN

Best Cinematography
Ashley Connor, MADELINE’S MADELINE
Diego Garcia, WILDLIFE
Benjamin Loeb, MANDY
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, SUSPIRIA (WINNER)
Zak Mulligan, WE THE ANIMALS

Best Screenplay (Writer/Story By)
Rebecca Lenkiewicz & Wash Westmoreland, COLETTE
Nicole Holofcener & Jeff Whitty, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (WINNER)
Tamara Jenkins, PRIVATE LIFE
Boots Riley, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
Paul Schrader FIRST REFORMED

Best First Screenplay
Bo Burnham, EIGHTH GRADE (WINNER)
Christina Choe, NANCY
Cory Finley, THOROUGHBREDS
Jennifer Fox, THE TALE
Quinn Shephard (Writer/Story By) and Laurie Shephard (Story By), BLAME

Best Editing
Joe Bini, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (WINNER)
Keiko Deguchi, Brian A. Kates & Jeremiah Zagar, WE THE ANIMALS
Luke Dunkley, Nick Fenton, Chris Gill & Julian Hart, AMERICAN ANIMALS
Anne Fabini, Alex Hall and Gary Levy, THE TALE
Nick Houy, MID90S

Best Documentary
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING
MINDING THE GAP
OF FATHERS AND SONS
ON HER SHOULDERS
SHIRKERS
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (WINNER)

Best International Film
BURNING (South Korea)
THE FAVOURITE (United Kingdom)
HAPPY AS LAZZARO (Italy)
ROMA (Mexico) (WINNER)
SHOPLIFTERS (Japan)

The Truer Than Fiction Award
Alexandria Bombach, ON HER SHOULDERS
Bing Liu, MINDING THE GAP
RaMell Ross, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

Producers Award
Jonathan Duffy and Kelly Williams
Gabrielle Nadig
Shrihari Sathe (WINNER)

The Someone to Watch Award
Alex Moratto, SÓCRATES (WINNER)
Ioana Uricaru, LEMONADE
Jeremiah Zagar, WE THE ANIMALS

The Bonnie Award
Debra Granik (WINNER)
Tamara Jenkins
Karyn Kusama

Robert Altman Award

SUSPIRIA

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