Independent Spirit Awards Winners List 2022


The Independent Spirit Awards can generally function a preview of what’s going to occur on Oscar evening.

SANTA MONICA, Calif — Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Lost Daughter,” “Drive My Car” and “Summer of Soul” have been among the many massive winners on the thirty seventh Film Independent Spirit Awards Sunday.

The ceremony hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally was held in a tent by the seashore in Santa Monica, broadcast on AMC and IFC. It is the cool, casual counterpart to among the extra conventional movie awards exhibits.

“If you don’t win, you can just walk straight into the ocean,” Offerman mentioned.

Gyllenhaal gained greatest characteristic, director and greatest screenplay for her adaptation of the Elena Ferrante novel “The Lost Daughter.”

Through tears, Gyllenhaal mentioned that greater than something she believes in love. She was effusive in her reward for her crew.

“You were the first people to tell me I was a director,” she mentioned. “Thank you to Netflix — I can’t even believe this — for your support. … Nobody ever makes their first movie and comes out loving their financiers.”

“I love independent film,” Gyllenhaal added. “I grew up making independent film.”

Japan’s “Drive My Car, which has additionally been nominated for a greatest image Oscar, picked up greatest worldwide characteristic.

Taylour Paige gained greatest feminine lead for “Zola,” which was based mostly on a Twitter thread a few wild journey to Florida.

“Wow, I am in shock. I wrote something because I’m not eloquent and I’m drunk,” Paige mentioned.

She thanked her grandmother who handed away on the day she obtained phrase of her nomination and Zola for, “knowing that your story was worth telling.”

Simon Rex gained greatest male lead for taking part in an ex-porn star in Sean Baker’s “Red Rocket.” Rex mentioned his career was within the dumps earlier than Baker referred to as him for the shoestring movie.

“I’m reeling from the whole experience,” Rex mentioned. “This is basically a glorified student film…I’m grateful and humbled.”

Mullally and Offerman obtained the exhibit to a full of life begin, each in three piece fits and vests with no shirt beneath. Sarah Silverman made an look in a pre-taped phase providing her providers as a backup host as a result of Mullally and Offerman joined Twitter “before 2015.”

The married co-hosts mentioned they’d hoped to be the most important Hollywood couple within the room and have been dismayed that Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard have been there to upstage them.

“A-listers and indie stars? Pick a lane…,” Offerman mentioned.

They acknowledged Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Offerman mentioned he hopes “Putin (expletive) off and goes home” and implored the viewers to ship him off with a “Spirit Awards salute.” Many raised their palms with a center finger.

The present’s honorary chair Kristen Stewart additionally spoke in regards to the battle.

“We’re compelled to stand with the people of Ukraine,” Stewart mentioned. “We stand with the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing this war.”

Historically, the Spirit Awards are held on the Saturday afternoon earlier than the Oscars, however this year moved up just a few weeks.

“Summer of Soul” gained greatest documentary. The movie brings again to life the largely forgotten Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969.

“I’m not going to cry right now, I’m not, I’m not,” “Summer of Soul” director Questlove mentioned.

Troy Kotsur obtained one other increase earlier than the Oscars, successful greatest supporting actor for “CODA.” He additionally gained the Screen Actors Guild prize.

“I can feel the spirit of the arts and we can celebrate together,” Kotsur mentioned.

“Squid Game’s” Lee Jung-jae additionally adopted up his SAG win with a Spirit Award.

Marlee Matlin, who introduced the primary screenplay award to Michael Sarnoski for “Pig,” implored the screenwriters to consider deaf actors when crafting scripts.

Andrew Garfield made an look to current the Robert Altman Award to his good friend Fran Kranz, who he acted with in a Mike Nichols play. Kranz’s debut “Mass” is a small ensemble a few mediation within the aftermath of a faculty taking pictures between mother and father of a sufferer and fogeys of the perpetrator.

Best supporting feminine went to Ruth Negga, for her flip in Rebecca Hall’s “Passing.” A technical glitch muted the primary a part of her digital speech. The black-and-white Netflix movie additionally gained greatest cinematography, for Edu Grau

The present can generally function a preview of what’s going to occur on Oscar evening. Last year, Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” picked up greatest characteristic and director on the Spirit Awards earlier than happening to win the highest prizes on the Oscars. “Moonlight,” “Spotlight,” “Birdman” and “12 Years a Slave” additionally all gained on the Spirits earlier than taking greatest image on the Oscars.

Because of their manufacturing budgets, many high awards contenders this year weren’t eligible, together with “Belfast,” “King Richard” and “The Power of the Dog.” To be thought of, movies should have value lower than $22.5 million to make.