Spirit Awards 2015 Winners Live Update List

Spirit Awards 2015 Winners Live Update List

Sci Fi Junkies covers the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, as it is under way in Santa Monica beach. The show is airing live on IFC, but us Junkies will make sure to give a live fixn on all the action! Thanks for visiting and see our movie reviews and Flashback movies of the week!

Here is the list of winners so far:

dan-gilroy-spirit-awards UPDATED with details: Birdman snagged Best  Feature  today at the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit  Awards.  The win in the final category gave it three  trophies, breaking  the four-way tie  with  Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Whiplash,  the only other  pics with multiple wins under the tent at Santa  Monica  beach. Birdmanstar Michael Keaton won Best Male  Lead,  and Julianne Moore cemented her Oscar front-runner  status with the Best Female Lead win for Still Alice.

 

Richard Linklater won Best Director for his 12-years-in-the-making Boyhood, setting up an Academy Award showdownSpirit Awardswith Birdmanhelmer Alejandro G. Inarritu, who took the DGA Award two weeks ago. Linklater wasn’t at the ceremony, so Ethan Hawke — who has made eight films with the director including Boyhood — accepted for him. Two other Oscar favorites won the supporting acting hardware: J.K. Simmons for Whiplash and Patricia Arquette for Boyhood.

 

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Citizenfour, which focuses on NSA leaker Edward Snowden, continued its awards-season march with a win for Best Documentary. Nightcrawlerwriter-director Dan Gilroy turned the personal daily double today, scooping trophies for Best First Feature and Best Screenplay.

Selma, which came in tied for second-most Spirit Award noms with five including Best Feature, was shut out today. Another Best Feature nominee that went home empty-handed was Love Is Strange, which was up for four awards.

Here is the complete list of winners:

BEST FEATURE
Birdman
Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole

BEST MALE LEAD
Michael Keaton, Birdman

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Julianne Moore, Still Alice

BEST DIRECTOR
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

BEST SCREENPLAY
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Citizenfour
Director/Producer: Laura Poitras
Producers: Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Ida (Poland), Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Nightcrawler
Director: Dan Gilroy; Producers: Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Justin Simien, Dear White People

BEST EDITING
Tom Cross, Whiplash

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Land Ho!
Writers/Directors: Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens; Producers: Christina Jennings, Mynette Louie, Sara Murphy

LENSCRAFTERS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
The Kill Team, Director: Dan Krauss

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Chris Chison

KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
H., Directors: Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia

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FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

The Independent Spirit Awards, founded in 1984, are awards dedicated to independent filmmakers. Winners were typically presented with acrylic glass pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. Wikipedia

Ceremony date (2015): February 21, 2015

Winners

Birdman
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan, John Lesher, …
Best Feature
Eric Roberts
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Katherine Waterston
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Josh Brolin
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Martin Short
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Michael K. Williams
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Maya Rudolph
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Reese Witherspoon
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Benicio del Toro
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Serena Scott Thomas
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Martin Donovan
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Joaquin Phoenix
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Cassandra Kulukundis
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Joanna Newsom
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Sasha Pieterse
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Jena Malone
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Hong Chau
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Owen Wilson
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
Paul Thomas Anderson
Inherent Vice
Robert Altman Award
J.K. Simmons
Whiplash
Best Supporting Male

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