‘Spotlight’ Sweeps 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards | Film News



If the Oscar predictions are to be believed, then the Independent Spirit Awards was a breath of fresh air. The Revenant is expected to sweep tonight’s Academy Awards ceremony; however such was not the case for the Spirit Awards, as Spotlight took home five trophies. The feature won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, and the Robet Altman award for the Director, Casting Director, and Ensemble.


Other winners on the night included Brie Larson taking home Best Actress for her performance in The Room, Idris Elba won Best Supporting Actor for Beasts of No Nation and making history last night, Mya Taylor – the first trans actor to win a major acting award – took home Best Supporting Actress for Tangerine.



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