“Call Me by Your Name,” “Get Out” and “I, Tonya” each were double winners at the 33rd annual Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony.
“Call Me by Your Name,” the story of a budding romance between a teenage boy and a young man working as his father’s research assistant, won best cinematography for Sayombhu Mukdeeprom and best male lead for Timothee Chalamet.
“I, Tonya,” featuring the events that led up to skater Tonya Harding’s involvement in an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan, captured best supporting female honors for Allison Janney and a best editing nod for Tatiana S. Riegel.
“Get Out,” a hybrid horror-comedy-thriller tale shining a light on racial tensions, was chosen best feature and grabbed best director honors for Jordan Peele.
Frances McDormand took home best female lead for her role in “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
The awards were handed out Saturday in in a tent on the beach just north of the Santa Monica Pier. For the second year in a row, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney hosted the ceremony, which was broadcast live on IFC.
Here is a complete list of winners:
(Award given to the producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)
— “Get Out,” Producers: Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele
BEST FIRST FEATURE
(Award given to the director and producer)
— “Ingrid Goes West,” Director: Matt Spicer; Producers: Jared Ian Goldman, Adam Mirels, Robert Mirels, Aubrey Plaza, Tim White, Trevor White
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD – Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. (Award given to the writer, director and producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.)
— “Life and Nothing More,” Writer/Director: Antonio Mendez Esparza; Producers: Amadeo Hernandez Bueno, Alvaro Portanet Hernandez, Pedro Hernandez Santos
— Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
— Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
— Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, “The Big Sick”
— Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, “Call Me by Your Name”
— Tatiana S. Riegel, “I, Tonya”
BEST FEMALE LEAD
— Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”
BEST MALE LEAD
— Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
— Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
— Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – Given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast
— “Mudbound,” Director: Dee Rees; Casting Directors: Billy Hopkins, Ashley Ingram; Ensemble Cast: Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, Carey Mulligan
BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)
— “Faces Places,” Directors: Agnes Varda, JR; Producer: Rosalie Varda
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
— “A Fantastic Woman,” Chile, Director: Sebastian Lelio
BONNIE AWARD – Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo joined American Airlines in 1973 at age 24, becoming the first female pilot to fly for a major U.S. airline. In her honor, the inaugural Bonnie Award will recognize a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant, sponsored by American Airlines.
— Chloe Zhao
JEEP TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – The 23rd annual Truer Than Fiction Award, funded by the Jeep brand, is presented to an emerging director of non- fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by the Jeep brand.
— Jonathan Olshefski, Director of “Quest”
KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – The 24th annual Someone to Watch Award, funded by Kiehl’s Since 1851, recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Kiehl’s Since 1851.
— Justin Chon, Director of “Gook”
PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The 21st annual Producers Award, funded by Piaget, honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
— Summer Shelton
–City News Service