Barry Jenkins timeless romance drama “If Beale Street Could Talk,” received three awards at the Spirit Awards, which was held on the beach in Santa Monica, California.
“Sorry To Bother You,” “The Wife ” and Roma also received awards at the ceremony which aired live today on IFC and Facebook Watch.
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” won Best Feature, Best Director and Best Supporting Female, “Sorry to Bother You” won Best First Feature; “The Wife” won Best Female Lead for lead actress Glen Close and “Roma” which won Best International Film.
Now in its 34th year, the Spirit Awards recognizes the achievements of American independent filmmakers and promotes the finest independent films of the year to a wider audience. Presenters included: Sterling K. Brown, Brian Tyree Henry, Taraji P. Henson, Michael Keaton, Kiki Layne, Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson.
The following is a complete list of the winners:
If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Producers: Dede Gardner, Barry Jenkins, Jeremy Kleiner, Sara Murphy,
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Best First Feature:
Sorry To Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)
Director: Boots Riley
Producers: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Jonathan Duffy, Charles D. King, George Rush, Forest Whitaker, Kelly Williams
Best First Screenplay:
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade (A24)
John Cassavetes Award (For best feature made under $500,000):
En El Séptimo Día (The Cinema Guild)
Writer/Director/Producer: Jim McKay
Producers: Alex Bach, Lindsey Cordero, Caroline Kaplan, Michael Stipe
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Best Supporting Male:
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Best Female Lead:
Glenn Close, The Wife (Sony Pictures Classics)
Best Male Lead:
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed (A24)
Robert Altman Award:
Suspiria (Amazon Studios)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Casting Directors Avy Kaufman and Stella Savino
Ensemble Cast: Malgosia Bela, Ingrid Caven, Lutz Ebersdorf, Elena Fouina, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Dakota Johnson, Gala Moody, Chloë Grace Moretz, Fabrizia Sacchi, Renée Soutendijk, Tilda Swinton, Sylvie Testud, Angela Winkler
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Suspiria (Amazon Studios)
Joe Bini, You Were Never Really Here (Amazon Studios)
Best International Film:
Roma (Mexico –
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Focus Features)
Director/Producer: Morgan Neville
Producers: Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma
By Samantha Ofole-Prince/ Photos Courtesy of Getty Images and Film Independent