Hello, Bloggers, the Independent Spirit Awards just aired and here are my quick thoughts on the winners. Here we go:
Best Feature Film: Birdman
I'll admit that this was a semi-surprise because since the Spirit Awards air on the IFC Channel and Boyhood was made by IFC Films, I figured that it would take it. But I love this win!
Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Not too surprising, but I still love this win. If I had an Oscar ballot, Linklater would get my vote.
Best Lead Male: Michael Keaton, Birdman
Get that Oscar, Mikey! Take what is rightfully yours!
Best Lead Female: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Looks like Moore gets to finally take what is rightfully hers.
Best Supporting Male: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Quite my tempo!
Best Supporting Female: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Glad she's likely to win.
Best Screenplay: Nightcrawler
Very good script.
Best Cinematography: Birdman
Best Editing: Whiplash
Tight race between this and Boyhood. These are two of the best edited movies of the year, so it's hard to decide.
Best First Feature: Nightcrawler
Best First Screenplay: Dear White People
Still got to see this.
John Cassavetes Award: Land Ho!
Pretty neat that the only one in this category I have seen won.
Best Foreign Film: Ida
I am loving this award show!
Best Documentary: Citizenfour
I guess I have to watch this.
Robert Altman Award: Inherent Vice
Of course. Even the actors with about one or two scenes still make the most of it.
Special Distinction Award: Foxcatcher
I'm assuming it is for the main trio. If so, then I can certainly see why.
Overall, I was very pleased with the winners. Even if some pf them weren't surprising, I was still pleased with them nevertheless. If you have seen them, please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Tomorrow night is the big show and I will be live tweeting throughout the ceremony. My Twitter name is @FilmGuy619. Until the big show, thanks for reading!