“Spotlight,” “Tangerine,””Beasts of No Nation” take Indie Spirit


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

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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