A first — a transgender non-actress takes a big acting prize for “Tangerine.”
Another boost for “Spotlight” — perhaps its final moment of glory, or one last Oscar best picture predictor.
Idris Elba and the kid take “Beasts of No Nation” wins. Netflix must be so proud.
And Brie Larson gets to polish her Oscar speech.
That was this year’s Indie Spirit Awards.
Best Feature: Spotlight
Best Director: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Best Female Lead: Brie Larson, Room
Best Male Lead: Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Best Supporting Female: Mya Taylor, Tangerine
Best Supporting Male: Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Best Cinematography: Ed Lachman, Carol
Best International Film: Son of Saul
Best Screenplay: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Best Documentary: The Look of Silence
Best Editing: Tom McArdle, Spotlight
Best First Feature: Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Best First Screenplay: Emma Donoghue, Room
John Cassavetes Award: Krisha
Robert Altman Award: Spotlight