Film Independent announced the winners of its 31st annual Film Independent Spirit Awards in a Santa Monica ceremony Saturday... but don't read too much into the winners before entering any Oscars contests!
Though Deadline points out that "key wins in key categories" at the awards have matched in recent years, the only film that was up for Best Picture today and at tomorrow's Oscars is "Spotlight."
Check out the full list of winners:
BEST FEATURE FILM
"Spotlight," Producers: Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Brie Larson, "Room"
BEST MALE LEAD
Abraham Attah, "Beasts of No Nation"
Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight"
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Mya Taylor, "Tangerine"
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
"Son of Saul" (Hungary), directed by László Nemes
Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, "Spotlight"
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Best Feature Under $500,000)
"Krisha," written/directed/produced by Trey Edward Shults; also produced by Justin R. Chan, Chase Joliet, Wilson Smith
Ed Lachman, "Carol"
BEST FIRST FEATURE
"The Diary of a Teenage Girl," directed by Marielle Heller; produced by Miranda Bailey, Anne Carey, Bert Hamelinck, Madeline Samit
Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)
"Spotlight," directed by Tom McCarthy; casting by Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee; featuring Billy Crudup, Paul Guilfoyle, Neal Huff, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci
"The Look Of Silence," directed by Joshua Oppenheimer; produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Emma Donoghue, "Room"
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Idris Elba, "Beasts of No Nation"
Piaget Producers Award
Truer Than Fiction Award
"Incorruptible," directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award
"King Jack," directed by Felix Thompson
"Spotlight," Tom McArdle