The Film Independent Spirit Awards winners have been announced — the winner of their best picture prize having taken the same trophy home at the Oscars for the past four years running.
Get Out — the timely horror movie that has Hollywood floored — picked up the best picture award last night, strongly hinting that another outsider upset could storm tonight’s Oscars. Jordan Peel also took home best director.
Last year, Moonlight took home the same prize at the Spirit Awards, going on to beat La La Land at the Oscars. Three Billboards and The Shape of Water are the bookies favourite to win this year’s top film prize, and should Get Out triumph many awards analysts will no doubt be shocked.
Also at this year’s Spirit Awards — which award films with budgets less than $20 million — Timothee Chalamet took home best actor for his astounding performance in Call Me By Your Name, while Frances McDormand won best actress for Three Billboards.
As expected, Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney also won for Three Billboards and I, Tonya, respectively, all but confirming their victories at the Oscars.
See all the winners below, and keep up with our Oscars 2018 coverage here.
Best feature - Get Out
Best director - Jordan Peele, Get Out
Best screenplay - Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Best first screenplay - Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick
Best supporting female - Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Best supporting male - Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards
Best female lead - Frances McDormand, Three Billboards
Best male lead - Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Robert Altman award - Mudbound