By Creative Media TimesJordan Peele’s horror film “Get Out” was the big winner at Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards, winning the same award that Moonlight won the same award last year, ahead of Sunday’s Oscar ceremonies. Peele also received the Best Director award earlier in the ceremony for his directorial debut.
“I think it’s clear to everybody in this room and across the country and across the world that we are in the beginning of a renaissance right now where stories from the outsider, stories from the people in this room — the same stories that independent filmmakers have been telling for years, are being honored and recognized and celebrated. I’m so proud to be here with this group of people receiving this.” Peele said during his acceptance speech.
The Independent Spirit Award best film is a strong harbinger for the academy awards, winning best picture for the past four years running.
See the full list of Film Independent Spirit Awards winners below:
Best Feature – Get Out
Best Director – Jordan Peele, Get Out
Best Screenplay – Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Best First Screenplay – Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick
Best Supporting Female – Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Best Supporting Male – Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards
Best Female Lead – Frances McDormand, Three Billboards
Best Male Lead – Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Robert Altman Award – Mudbound