The 38th Film Independent Spirit Awards are underway on the beach in Santa Monica, where Oscar favorite “Everything Everywhere All At Once” leads a field of film and television nominees at the light-hearted annual awards party.
Hosted by Hasan Minhaj, this year’s Spirits stream live on IMDb’s and Film Independent’s YouTube channels, with hosts including “Elvis” star Austin Butler, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Troy Kotsur, Taylour Paige, Melanie Lynskey, Aubrey Plaza, Daniel Dae Kim, Jamie Lee Curtis and more.
“Nomadland” leader Chloé Zhao and “CODA” director Siân Heder are honorary co-chairs. For the first time, the acting categories for film and television have become gender neutral with 10 nominees each. Also new for 2023: a higher budget cap of $30 million for eligible films, with an increase to $1 million for the John Cassavetes Award honoring the most Native American movie geniuses.
“Everything Everywhere” has eight film nominations, including starring for Oscar nominee Michelle Yeoh. Castmates Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan are both up for supporting performances, and Stephanie Hsu is nominated for breakout performance. The multiverse-hopping sci-fi drama is also nominated for screenplay, editing, director and best picture.
Todd Field’s “Tár” is hot on their heels with seven nominations, including director, film, screenplay, cinematography, editing and leading role for Cate Blanchett.
Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun” itself garnered five nominations, with Paul Mescal vying for lead and Frankie Corio being nominated for breakthrough performance. The father-daughter drama is also up for prizes for cinematography and editing, as well as best first feature film.
Also competing for the movie’s top prize: savory romance ‘Bones and All’, Sarah Polley’s ‘Women Talking’ and the upcoming French thriller ‘Our Father, the Devil’.
Follow along all afternoon as we update the winners live.
Best Supporting Performance
Jamie Lee Curtis, “Everything Everywhere at Once”
Brian Tyree Henry, “Causeway”
Nina Hoss, “Tar”
Brian d’Arcy James, “The Cathedral”
Ke Huy Quan, “Everything and everywhere at once” | WINNER
Trevante Rhodes, “Bruiser”
Theo Rossi, “Emily the Criminal”
Mark Rylance, “Boats and Everything”
Jonathan Tucker, “Palm Trees and Power Lines”
Gabrielle Union, “The Inspectorate”
Best Documentary Film
“Everything That Breathes”
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” | WINNER
“A house made of splinters”
Best International Film
“Joyland” (Pakistan/USA) | WINNER
“Leonor will never die” (Philippines)
“Return to Seoul” (Belgium/France/Romania/South Korea)
“Saint Omer” (France)
Best Supporting Performance in a New Scripted Series
Danielle Deadwyler, “Station Eleven” (HBO Max)
Ayo Edebiri, “The Bear” (FX on Hulu) | WINNER
Jeff Hiller, “Someone Somewhere” (HBO Max)
Gbemisola Ikumelo, “A Class of Its Own” (Prime Video)
Janelle James, “Abbott Elementary School” (ABC)
Ebon Moss-Bachrach, “The Bear” (FX on Hulu)
Frankie Quiñones, “This Fool” (Hulu)
Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Abbott Elementary School” (ABC)
Molly Shannon, “I Love That For You” (Showtime)
Tramell Tillman, “Severance Compensation” (Apple TV+)