The 2019 Independent Spirit Awards were held last night on a Santa Monica beach with Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” taking the top prize for best feature, best director (Jenkins) and best supporting actress (Regina King).
On the acting front, Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”) won for best actor, Glenn Close (“The Wife”) for best actress, and Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) for best supporting actor.
“Sorry To Bother You” won Best First Feature, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” won Best Screenplay, “You Were Never Really Here” won Best Editing, “Eighth Grade” won Best First Screenplay, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” won Best Documentary, “Roma” won Best Foreign Language Film.
Also, “Suspiria” took home both Best Cinematography and the Robert Altman award, the Truer Than Fiction Award went to Bing Liu for “Minding the Gap,” The Someone to Watch Award went to Alex Moratto for “Socrates,” the Bonnie Award went to Debra Granik for “Leave No Trace,” and Shrihari Sathe won the Producers Award.
Source: Film Independent