Spirit Awards 2017: Winners List

The 32nd annual Film Independent Spirit Awards winners were announced Feb. 25 in Santa Monica.  And the winners are:

Best Feature

American Honey
Chronic
Jackie
Manchester by the Sea
WINNER: Moonlight

Best Director

Andrea Arnold, American Honey
WINNER: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Pablo Larraín, Jackie
Jeff Nichols, Loving
Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women

Best Male Lead

WINNER: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
David Harewood, Free in Deed
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Jesse Plemons, Other People
Tim Roth, Chronic

Best Female Lead

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
WINNER: Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Sasha Lane, American Honey
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Supporting Female

Edwina Findley, Free In Deed
Paulina Garcia, Little Men
Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
Riley Keough, American Honey
WINNER: Molly Shannon, Other People

Best Supporting Male

Ralph Fiennes, A Bigger Splash
WINNER: Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Shia LaBeouf, American Honey
Craig Robinson, Morris from America

Best First Feature

The Childhood of a Leader
The Fits
Other People
Swiss Army Man
WINNER: The Witch

Best Documentary

13th
Cameraperson
I Am Not Your Negro
WINNER: OJ: Made in America
Sonita
Under the Sun

Best Screenplay

WINNER: Barry Jenkins (story by Tarell Alvin McCraney), Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Mike Mills, 20th Century Women
Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias, Little Men
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Best First Screenplay

WINNER: Robert Eggers, The Witch
Chris Kelly, Other People
Adam Mansbach, Barry
Stella Meghie, Jean of the Joneses
Craig Shilowich, Christine

Best Cinematography

Ava Berkofsky, Free In Deed
Lol Crawley, The Childhood of a Leader
Zach Kuperstein, The Eyes of My Mother
WINNER: James Laxton, Moonlight
Robbie Ryan, American Honey

Best Editing

Matthew Hannam, Swiss Army Man
Jennifer Lame, Manchester by the Sea
WINNER: Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders, Moonlight
Jake Roberts, Hell or High Water
Sebastián Sepúlveda, Jackie

Best International Film

Aquarius
Chevalier
My Golden Days
WINNER: Toni Erdmann
Under the Shadow

John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature Under $500,000)

Free in Deed
Hunter Gatherer
Lovesong
Nakom
WINNER: Spa Night

Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)

WINNER: Moonlight



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