2015 Independent Spirit Award Winners

The Independent Spirit Awards were handed out in Santa Monica yesterday with “Birdman” taking Best Film, Best Male Lead (Michael Keaton) and Best Cinematography.

Also faring well was “Boyhood” which scored Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette), “Nightcrawler” which nabbed Best Screenplay and Best First Feature, and “Whiplash” which took Best Supporting Male (J.K. Simmons) and Best Editing.

Other awards include “Citizenfour” for Best Documentary, “Ida” nabbing Best International Film, Julianne Moore in “Still Alice” scoring Best Female Lead, and “Dear White People” nabbing Best First Screenplay.

“Foxcatcher” took a Special Distinction Award, “Land Ho!” scored the John Cassavetes Award, and “Inherent Vice” nabbed the Robert Altman Award.