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Independent Spirit Awards 2021: all winners revealed

Independent Spirit Awards 2021: all winners revealed


Today all the winners of the Independent Spirit Awards 2021 have finally been presented, we present them to you below.

The Independent Spirit Awards 2021 and their winners close the race for Oscar. As per tradition, the 36th edition of the awards for American independent cinema also took place close to the night of the Academy, albeit in virtual form.

Nomadland and its director Choé Zhao they won the most important awards, Best Film and Best Director, as well as Best Editing (for Zhao) and Best Cinematography (to director Joshua James Richards’ collaborator).

Emerald Fennell wins Best Screenplay Award for A promising woman, while in the same category of rookies, Andy Siara wins for Palm Springs.

Speaking of rookies, among the winners of the Independent Spirit Awards 2021 we find Darius Marder, which wins the Best Debut Film Award for Sound of Metal, while the international film is the one from Bosnia and Herzegovina Quo Vadis, Aida? from Jasmila Žbanić. The original Netflix Crip Camp wins Best Documentary.

Surprises on the actor front, which could question the predictions (already not very sure) for the same categories at the Oscars: Riz Ahmed wins the Best Lead Award for his role in Sound of Metal, bypassing Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom favorite Chadwick Boseman.

Likewise Carey Mulligan wins as protagonist with her performance in A Promising Woman, overtaking actresses of the caliber of Viola Davis and Frances McDormand: the actress dedicated her victory to the “independent spirit” of cinema, represented by the late English actress Helen McCrory, who passed away on April 16th.

In the non-protagonist categories, Yuh-Jung Youn wins for the interpretation in Minari and Paul Raci for Sound of Metal. Below, here’s what all the winners of the 2021 Independent Spirit Awards are:

Best Film

Best Debut Film

Best Director

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Screenplay

Best Debut Screenplay

Best Photography

Best editing

Best Documentary

Best foreign film

Robert Altman Award

John Cassavetes Award