Film Independent Spirit Awards 2017

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2017

February 25, 2017
February 25, 2017
Santa Monica
Santa Monica
 

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The 2016 Independent Spirit Awards announced its nominees on November 22, 2016.[1] The ceremony took place on February 25, 2017 and was hosted by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney.[2][3]

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Moonlight
 
Moonlight is a 2016 American drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, with the story by Tarell Alvin McCraney, starring Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali.
Barry Jenkins
 
The Witch
 
The Witch (stylized as The VVitch, subtitled A New-England Folktale) is a 2015 historical period supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his directorial debut and stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson.
Isabelle Huppert
Actress
bornMarch 16, 1953

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Co-Host

Nicholas J. "Nick" Kroll (born June 5, 1978)[1] is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known for his role as Rodney Ruxin in the FXX comedy series The League, and for creating and starring in the Comedy Central series Kroll Show. He had supporting roles in films such as I Love You, Man, Date Night, Get Him to the Greek, Dinner for Shmucks, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy and more prominent roles in films such as Adult Beginners, Joshy, My Blind Brother, Sausage Party and Loving.

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John Edmund Mulaney[1] (born August 26, 1982) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known for his work as a writer on Saturday Night Live (SNL) and as a standup comedian with standup specials The Top Part, New in Town, and The Comeback Kid.[2][3] He was the creator and star of the Fox sitcom Mulaney, a semi-autobiographical series which aired from October 2014 until its cancellation in February 2015.

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Moonlight is a 2016 American drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, with the story by Tarell Alvin McCraney, starring Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali.

Filmed in Miami, Florida beginning in 2015, the film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in 2016. Distributed by A24, the film received universal acclaim and has grossed $10 million.

Winners8

Best Feature Nominees5

Best Director Nominees5

Best Female Lead Nominees5

Best Male Lead Nominees5

Best Supporting Female Nominees3

Best Supporting Male Nominees5

Best Screenplay Nominees5

Best First Screenplay4

Best First Feature Nominees5

Best Documentary Feature Nominees4

Best Cinematography Nominees4

Best Editing Nominees5

Best International Film Nominees5

John Cassavetes Award Nominees4

Robert Altman Award for Best Ensemble1

Notable Attendees115

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News Articles30

Laura Prepon shows off baby bump at Independent Spirit Awards
  –  February 26, 2017
Feb. 25 (UPI) --Pregnant actress Laura Prepon showed off her growing baby bump at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. Foster won the Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his performance in Hell or High Water. And the BEST SUPPORTING ...
Superstar! Molly Shannon accepts Spirit Award with signature move
  –  February 25, 2017
Molly Shannon ends her Spirit Awards acceptance speech with a familiar move. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian, (Credit too long, see caption)) Molly Shannon did her signature Superstar move from an unexpected place: the Spirit Awards stage. Shannon, who's still ...
Film Independent Spirit Awards 2017: Complete Winners List
  –  February 25, 2017
Molly Shannon accepting the Best Supporting Female award for 'Other People' during the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards at the Santa Monica Pier on February 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images The night before!
Spirit Awards: ‘Moonlight’ Dominates En Route to the Oscars
  –  February 25, 2017
Four of the last five Film Independent Spirit Award winners for best feature have gone on to secure the best picture Oscar. But that wasn’t always the status quo. Rather, it’s indicative of the Academy Awards’ slow evolution into something resembling ...
Will The Spirit Award And Oscar Go To The Same Film?
  –  February 24, 2017
The Film Independent Spirit Awards has awarded its top prize to the same film as the Oscar-winner for the past five years, including "The Artist" in 2011, "12 Years a Slave” two years later, “Birdman” the next year, and “Spotlight” the next.
How To Watch The 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards
  –  February 26, 2017
"Due to my pregnancy, I am unable to attend the Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards", she told The Hollywood Reporter. The 89th Academy Awards will take place on February 26. Here's to wishing her best of luck on both her nominations despite ...
‘Moonlight’ Dominates Defiantly Inclusive Independent Spirit Awards
  –  February 26, 2017
The most political awards season ever continued into Saturday afternoon’s Independent Spirit Awards. The film, which cost just $1.5 million and has brought in over $21 million in box office receipts, also cemented its status as the favorite film of the ...
Ruth Negga in Delpozo at the Spirit Awards: gorgeous or poorly styled?
  –  February 26, 2017
The Independent Spirit Awards were held Saturday afternoon in a tent in Santa Monica, like always. The event turned into an “honoring Moonlight” marathon, which I’m perfectly fine with. You can see the list of Spirit Award winners here. Ruth Negga ...
18 Spirit Awards Moments You Definitely Didn't See on TV
  –  February 26, 2017
Saturday's Spirit Awards (aka the indie Oscars) brought together some of Hollywood's biggest stars and honored the best in independent film. While Moonlight took home the most trophies of the evening, Laura Prepon, Kerry Washington, and Matt Damon all made ...
2017 Independent Spirit Awards: What This Year’s Nominees Want to See from the Film World in 2017
  –  February 26, 2017
When it comes to championing women directors and diversity during Hollywood awards season, nobody beats the Film Independent Spirit Awards. And given the controversy surrounding #OscarsSoWhite previous year ... Academy Awards Nominees Andrew Garfield ..
Taraji P. Henson, Naomie Harris Hit the Beach at Independent Spirit Awards
  –  February 26, 2017
“I wish the sun was out today,” Naomie Harris said, as she walked the baby blue carpet at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif. Despite the unseasonably chilly afternoon, the actress channeled warmth in her tweed ...
The best looks on the 32nd Independent Spirit Awards red carpet
  –  February 26, 2017
The legendary Salle Pleyel hosted the 42nd César Awards ceremony in Paris last night where the winners included Isabelle Huppert, Oulaya Amara and Xavier Dolan, as well as George Clooney who was awarded the César d’Honneur Lifetime Achievement Award.
Best And Worst Of The 2017 Independent Spirit Awards: ‘Moonlight,’ Nick Kroll And John Mulaney, Molly Shannon
  –  February 26, 2017
How about those Independent Spirit Awards? Hollywood was blessed by a sunnier Saturday than expected (the rain predicted only days ago magically went away) and even with Natalie Portman bowing out (she also is skipping the Oscars) the star power at the ...
Oscars: Moonlight warms up with Independent Spirit Awards win
  –  February 26, 2017
The cast and creators of Moonlight have warmed up for Sunday's Oscars by winning the top prize at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards. The touching and beautifully-shot drama about growing up gay and black in Miami is seen as an outside bet to upset the ...
'Moonlight' is the big winner at the Film Independent Spirit Awards
  –  February 26, 2017
As she took the Spirit Awards stage to present an acting ensemble prize to “Moonlight,” “Scandal” star Kerry Washington ‎was struck by a moment of spontaneous emotion.‎ “Oh dear Lord, I love this movie,” she said. She wasn’t alone.
Spirit Awards: 10 Things the TV Cameras Missed
  –  February 26, 2017
While hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney brought plenty of jokes to the stage, the real action happened backstage and during commercial breaks. The 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards celebrated last year's most noteworthy independent films, with the stars ...
'Moonlight' wins six trophies at Independent Spirit Awards, including one for best feature
  –  February 26, 2017
“Moonlight” shone brightest at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Saturday — scooping up six trophies at the pre-Oscars event. The film about a gay black man growing up in a poor Miami neighborhood snagged prizes for best feature, director ...
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Slam Mel Gibson and Steve Bannon at the Indie Spirit Awards
  –  February 26, 2017
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney kicked off their hosting gig at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday with a monologue that took aim at President Donald Trump, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and Mel Gibson, who is among the nominees ...
Big night for 'Moonlight' at the Independent Spirit Awards
  –  February 26, 2017
Feb. 25 (UPI) --The coming-of-age story Moonlight was the big winner at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. The film was named Best Feature and its stars were presented with the Robert Altman Award for outstanding ensemble. Barry Jenkins ...
'Moonlight' sweeps Spirit Awards with six wins ahead of Oscars
  –  February 26, 2017
SANTA MONICA, Calif. "Moonlight" triumphed at the Film Independent Spirit Awards with six wins on Saturday, besting grief drama "Manchester by the Sea" ahead of Sunday's Oscars ceremony. "Moonlight," about a black boy in an impoverished Miami neighborhood ...
2017 Independent Spirit Awards: Everything You Haven't Seen on TV
  –  February 26, 2017
It's time for one last hurrah before the 2017 Oscars. The 2017 Independent Spirit Awards has commenced in Santa Monica Calif., where stars like Kate Beckinsale, Colin Firth and Kerry Washington have gathered to celebrate independent filmmakers and their ...
Moonlight shines at Film Independent Spirit awards on eve of Oscars
  –  February 26, 2017
The drama about the life of a black gay man picked up six awards, including best feature while Isabelle Huppert and Casey Affleck won lead acting prizes Oscar-tipped drama Moonlight was the big winner at this year’s Film Independent Spirit awards ...
The best, most savage punchlines from Nick Kroll & John Mulaney Indie Spirit Awards hosting gig
  –  February 25, 2017
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, hosts of the Independent Spirit Awards, went full-savage on Hollywood, President Donald Trump, and everything else under the California sun on Saturday. In doing so, they achieving new levels of "they did not just say that" at ...
What a sweetheart! Katharine McPhee treats herself to ice cream backstage at the Independent Spirit Awards
  –  February 25, 2017
Katharine McPhee got in a bit of posing on Saturday night backstage at the 32nd Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards. She'd swung by the Breyers Gelato Indulgences gelateria that evening and was photographed enjoying the treats on offer. The 32-year-old ...
Lucas Hedges talks 'raising the next generation of men' at Spirit Awards
  –  February 25, 2017
Lucas Hedges is the first to admit he's "still kind of a kid" but the 20-year-old, who earned a best supporting actor nomination for his turn in Kenneth Lonergan's affecting best-picture contender Manchester by the Sea, is already thinking about how we can ...
Inside the Spirit Awards 2017: 13 Things You Didn’t See on TV, From Matt Damon to Jon Hamm
  –  February 25, 2017
“Moonlight” was the big winner Saturday at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney hosting the most casual awards shows on the calendar in a beachfront tent in Santa Monica. Although the show was telecast on IFC, those ...
Film Independent Spirit Awards 2017: Complete Winners List
  –  February 25, 2017
Molly Shannon accepting the Best Supporting Female award for 'Other People' during the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards at the Santa Monica Pier on February 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images The night before!
‘Moonlight,’ ‘American Honey’ to vie at Spirit Awards
  –  February 25, 2017
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The last three best-feature winners at the Film Independent Spirit Awards have gone on to win best-picture the next day at the Academy Awards, but that streak appears likely to snap this year. The Oscar favorite “La La Land,” a ...
See the Best Red Carpet Moments from the Independent Spirit Awards
  –  February 25, 2017
Orlando Bloom took selfies with fans on the carpet. Kerry Washington shined in a silver and black frock. Ben Foster and pregnant Laura Prepon struck a pose. Moonlight star Mahershala Ali posed on the red carpet for the Indie Spirits, sponsored by FIJI water.
Will The Spirit Award And Oscar Go To The Same Film?
  –  February 24, 2017
The Film Independent Spirit Awards has awarded its top prize to the same film as the Oscar-winner for the past five years, including "The Artist" in 2011, "12 Years a Slave” two years later, “Birdman” the next year, and “Spotlight” the next.

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