The Unbiased Spirit Awards can generally function a preview of what is going to occur on Oscar evening.
SANTA MONICA, Calif — Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Misplaced Daughter,” “Drive My Automobile” and “Summer season of Soul” have been among the many massive winners on the thirty seventh Movie Unbiased 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’s the cool, informal counterpart to among the extra conventional movie awards reveals.
“For those who don’t win, you may simply stroll straight into the ocean,” Offerman mentioned.
Gyllenhaal received finest function, director and finest screenplay for her adaptation of the Elena Ferrante novel “The Misplaced Daughter.”
By tears, Gyllenhaal mentioned that greater than something she believes in love. She was effusive in her reward for her crew.
“You have been the primary individuals to inform me I used to be a director,” she mentioned. “Thanks to Netflix — I can’t even consider this — to your help. … No person ever makes their first film and comes out loving their financiers.”
“I really like unbiased movie,” Gyllenhaal added. “I grew up making unbiased movie.”
Japan’s “Drive My Automobile, which has additionally been nominated for a finest image Oscar, picked up finest worldwide function.
Taylour Paige received finest feminine lead for “Zola,” which was primarily based on a Twitter thread a couple of wild journey to Florida.
“Wow, I’m in shock. I wrote one thing as a result of I’m not eloquent and I’m drunk,” Paige mentioned.
She thanked her grandmother who handed away on the day she bought phrase of her nomination and Zola for, “understanding that your story was value telling.”
Simon Rex received finest male lead for taking part in an ex-porn star in Sean Baker’s “Purple Rocket.” Rex mentioned his profession was within the dumps earlier than Baker known as him for the shoestring movie.
“I’m reeling from the entire expertise,” Rex mentioned. “That is mainly a glorified scholar movie…I’m grateful and humbled.”
Mullally and Offerman bought the showcase to a energetic 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 “earlier than 2015.”
The married co-hosts mentioned they’d hoped to be the largest 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? Choose a lane…,” Offerman mentioned.
They acknowledged Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Offerman mentioned he hopes “Putin (expletive) off and goes dwelling” 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 concerning the warfare.
“We’re compelled to face with the individuals of Ukraine,” Stewart mentioned. “We stand with the a whole lot of 1000’s of refugees fleeing this warfare.”
Traditionally, the Spirit Awards are held on the Saturday afternoon earlier than the Oscars, however this 12 months moved up a number of weeks.
“Summer season of Soul” received finest documentary. The movie brings again to life the largely forgotten Harlem Cultural Competition of 1969.
“I’m not going to cry proper now, I’m not, I’m not,” “Summer season of Soul” director Questlove mentioned.
Troy Kotsur bought one other enhance earlier than the Oscars, profitable finest supporting actor for “CODA.” He additionally received the Display screen Actors Guild prize.
“I can really feel the spirit of the humanities and we are able to have a good time collectively,” Kotsur mentioned.
“Squid Recreation’s” Lee Jung-jae additionally adopted up his SAG win with a Spirit Award.
Marlee Matlin, who offered 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 pal Fran Kranz, who he acted with in a Mike Nichols play. Kranz’s debut “Mass” is a small ensemble a couple of mediation within the aftermath of a faculty capturing between mother and father of a sufferer and fogeys of the perpetrator.
Greatest supporting feminine went to Ruth Negga, for her flip in Rebecca Corridor’s “Passing.” A technical glitch muted the primary a part of her digital speech. The black-and-white Netflix movie additionally received finest cinematography, for Edu Grau
The present can generally function a preview of what is going to occur on Oscar evening. Final 12 months, Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” picked up finest function and director on the Spirit Awards earlier than occurring to win the highest prizes on the Oscars. “Moonlight,” “Highlight,” “Birdman” and “12 Years a Slave” additionally all received on the Spirits earlier than taking finest image on the Oscars.
Due to their manufacturing budgets, many high awards contenders this 12 months weren’t eligible, together with “Belfast,” “King Richard” and “The Energy of the Canine.” To be thought-about, movies will need to have price lower than $22.5 million to make.