Though it’ll face more competition tomorrow night at the Oscars, Spotlight won big at tonight’s Film Independent Spirit Awards.
The film beat out nomination count leaders Carol and Beasts of No Nation for Best Film, Screenplay and Director.
Carol, however, did pick up a Best Cinematography trophy, while newcomer Abraham Attah and Idris Elba won in their respective categories.
Tangerine actress Mya Taylor made history by being the first trans actress to win an award. After being ignored all season, it was great to see her get up on stage and accept her win. Someone cast this woman in more movies please! She has screen presence for days.
Room actress Brie Larson completed her major awards collection by winning Best Female Lead. An Oscar tomorrow night will complete her SAG-BAFTA-Globe-Indie Spirit combination.
See the full list of winners below.
Best First Screenplay: Emma Donoghue, Room
Best Documentary: The Look of Silence
Best First Feature: The Diary of A Teenage Girl
Robert Altman Award: Spotlight
Best Cinematography: Ed Lachman, Carol
Best Screenplay: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, Spotlight
Best International Film: Son of Saul
Best Supporting Male: Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Best Supporting Female: Mya Taylor, Tangerine
Best Director: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Best Male Lead: Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Best Female Lead: Brie Larson, Room
Best Feature Film: Spotlight