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The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award Winners: Your Full List

If Beale Street Could Talk picks up major awards, as Glenn Close and Ethan Hawke win big in the acting categories.

by | February 23, 2019 | Comments

The winners of the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced today at a ceremony in Santa Monica, California hosted by Aubrey Plaza (who, after this, should host everything).  Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk earned Best Feature, while Boots Riley’s Sorry To Bother You won Best First Feature. Jenkins also won Best Director, and used his time on stage to honor the women who were nominated (three of the five nominees) and the women who helped make Beale Street. Glenn Close further strengthened her hold on the Best Actress Oscar, winning Best Female Lead; Ethan Hawke, who was not present at the awards, was named Best Male Lead. See the full list of winners below.


BEST FEATURE


BEST FIRST FEATURE


DIRECTING

Debra Granik

Leave No Trace
100%

Tamara Jenkins

Private Life
94%

Paul Schrader

First Reformed
93%

BEST MALE LEAD


Daveed Diggs

Blindspotting


John Cho

Searching


Ethan Hawke

First Reformed


Joaquin Phoenix

You Were Never Really Here

Christian Malherios

Sócrates

BEST FEMALE LEAD


Toni Collette

Hereditary


Glenn Close

The Wife


Elsie Fisher

Eighth Grade


Regina Hall

Support the Girls


Helena Howard

Madeline’s Madeline


BEST SUPPORTING MALE


Raul Castillo#20176

We the Animals


Adam Driver

BlacKkKlansman


Josh Hamilton

Eighth Grade


Richard E. Grant

Can You Ever Forgive Me?


John David Washington

Monsters and Men


BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE


Kayli Carter

Private Life


Tyne Daly

Bread Factory


Thomasin McKenzie

Leave No Trace


Regina King

If Beale Street Could Talk


BEST SCREENPLAY


BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY


BEST EDITING


BONNIE AWARD


BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM


JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY


ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD


SOMEONE TO WATCH

Alex Moratto, director of Sócrates

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