Film Independent Awards: Moonlight Sweeps with 6 Wins

by | February 25, 2017 | Comments

The winners for the 32nd Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced today on a show hosted by comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, and broadcast live on IFC. Moonlight was the big winner with six awards, including Best Feature, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Robert Eggers’ horror The Witch took home the Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay awards. Read through for the full list of winners.

Best Feature

Best Director

Andrea Arnold

American Honey

Barry Jenkins


Pablo Larrain


Jeff Nichols


Kelly Reichardt

Certain Women

Best Screenplay

Best First Feature

Best First Screenplay

Best Male Lead

Casey Affleck

Manchester by the Sea

David Harewood

Free in Deed

Viggo Mortensen

Captain Fantastic

Jesse Plemons

Other People

Tim Roth


Best Female Lead

Best Supporting Male

Ralph Fiennes

A Bigger Splash

Ben Foster

Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges

Manchester by the Sea

Shia LaBeouf

American Honey

Craig Robinson

Morris from America

Best Supporting Female

Edwina Findley

Free in Deed

Lily Gladstone

Certain Women

Riley Keough

American Honey

Molly Shannon

Other People

Best Cinematography

Best International Film

Best Documentary

Best Editing

John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature under $500,000)

Robert Altman Award (Best Ensemble)

Truer Than Fiction Award

Kristi Jacobson


Sara Jordenö


Nanfu Wang

Hooligan Sparrow

Someone to Watch Award

Piaget Producers Award

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