Awards Season Feature Post

Awards Season 2015-16 Scoreboard

Carol Keeping a tally of the (wins/nominations) for this year's awards season. Scroll down way below to see which Awards are being...

Feb 28, 2016

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2016

Team Spotlight at Indie Spirits

It was a joy to follow along the anti-Oscars on Twitter between funny sketches of the hosts Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani, the joy and enthusiasm expressed and shared by both the attendees and fellow Awards freaks and the eventual winners. Not that the winners were... say... my picks for their respective categories but none of them were undeserving of the honors. You can't look for Awards to match your personal taste but to have a sense of recognising the best of talent. Artistic, integral, creative. Independent Spirits, I thank thee for your sanity. For all I know, this ended the awards season and the Oscars tomorrow... ended long ago.

Yes SPOTLIGHT swept with 5 awards. 3 actors of color and talent won. 1 of them made history as first transgender woman to win. Both first feature and first screenplay winners were women. Ed Lachman won. Check out the list below:

Best Feature:

Best Director:
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Best Male Lead:
Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation

Best Female Lead:
Brie Larson – Room

Best Supporting Male:
Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation

Best Supporting Female:
Mya Taylor – Tangerine

Best Screenplay:
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer – Spotlight 

Best International Film:
Son of Saul (Hungary)

Best Documentary:
The Look of Silence

Best Editing:
Tom McArdle – Spotlight

Best Cinematography:
Ed Lachman – Carol

Best First Feature:
The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Best First Screenplay:
Emma Donoghue – Room

Robert Altman Award: (The award is given to its film director, casting director and ensemble cast)


John Cassavetes Award: