The Oscars weren't the only awards show in town (Hollywood) this past weekend. The Film Independent Spirit Awards happened on Saturday (2/25) which also awarded Moonlight with Best Feature (no envelope mix-ups here). In keep with the award's looser, more outlier attitude, the shebang with hosted by comedians and Oh Hello stars Nick Kroll and John Mulaney who brought a little of that meta-Borscht Belt vibe to their very funny opening monologue that took potshots at the celeb-filled crowd -- hello again, Warren Beatty -- and the even-more-left-leaning-than-the-Oscars crowd. "Some of you may take the opportunity to make a political statement in your speech," Kroll began. "That is your right," Mulaney continued, "but bear in mind we are on IFC, and these are The Spirit Awards. So in terms of impact, you could give your speech directly into camera, or you could whisper it to yourself in the bathroom." Watch Nick and John's monologue and check out the list of 2017 Independent Spirit Awards winners, below.



Best Feature:
American Honey
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 First Feature:
The Childhood of a Leader
The Fits
Other People
Swiss Army Man
***WINNER: The Witch

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

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 Supporting Female:
Edwina Findley, Free In Deed
Paulina García, 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 Screenplay:
***WINNER: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (story by Tarell Alvin McCraney)
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Mike Mills, 20th Century Women
Ira Sachs & 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 and Nat Sanders, Moonlight
Jake Roberts, Hell or High Water
Sebastián Sepúlveda, Jackie

John Cassavetes Award:
Free In Deed
Hunter Gatherer
***WINNER: Spa Night

Robert Altman Award:
American Honey
***WINNER: Moonlight
Morris from America

Best Documentary:
I Am Not Your Negro
***WINNER: O.J.: Made in America
Under the Sun

Best International Film:
Aquarius (Brazil)
Chevalier (Greece)
My Golden Days (France)
***WINNER: Toni Erdmann (Germany and Romania)
Under the Shadow (Iran and U.K.)

Piaget Producers Award:
Lisa Kjerulff
***WINNER: Jordana Mollick
Melody C. Roscher & Craig Shilowich

23rd Annual Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award:
Andrew Ahn, Spa Night
Claire Carré, Embers
***WINNER: Anna Rose Holmer, The Fits
Ingrid Jungermann, Women Who Kill

22nd Truer Than Fiction Award:
Kristi Jacobson, Solitary
Sara Jordenö, Kiki
***WINNER: Nanfu Wang, Hooligan Sparrow

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