Chloé Zhao’s”Nomadland” won best feature in the 36th Independent Spirit Awards at a ceremony which turned into the Yearly shore soiree to some virtual, mostly pre-taped event, also, maybe, an Oscar trailer

Chloé Zhao’s”Nomadland” won best feature in the 36th Independent Spirit Awards at a ceremony which turned into the yearly shore soiree to some virtual, largely pre-taped event, also, perhaps, an Oscar trailer.

The Spirits, generally held at a giant tent on the Southern California coast, have occasionally turned into a laid back dress rehearsal for its Academy Awards. “Moonlight,””Spotlight,””Birdman” and”12 Years a Slave” all won in the Spirits prior to taking best film at the Oscars the following day, although leading champions (“The Farewell” won the Spirits’ top prize in 2020) have diverged that the past couple of decades. But a number of the very same contenders overlapped this season, such as”Minari,””Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,””Promising Young Woman” and”Sound of Steel.”

And”Nomadland” was on a steady march to the Oscars. The movie’s Spirit triumph follows others in the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, the manufacturers guild along with also the directors guild. Zhao also won best director Thursday in the Spirits, an honour she is heavily favored to succeed in the Academy awards.

It was a fitting success for Zhao’s little drama about rootlessness and community in the American West. Three years before on the afternoon of their Spirit Awards, Zhao and Frances McDormand first met to discuss the job.

The majority of the other Oscar nominees went home with Spirit awards, also. Yuh-Jung Youn, the Academy awards favored, won best supporting female actor for”Minari.” Paul Raci, the 72-year-old veteran working performer who is soaked up his moment in sunlight, won best supporting male actor for”Audio of Steel.”

At 1 twist, the best male lead actress moved to Riz Ahmed because of his performance in”Audio of Steel” — an award which has generally gone this season into the overdue Chadwick Boseman due to his final performance in”Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”) took greatest lead female celebrity in the group that is possibly most up for grabs in the Academy Awards.

According to the nonprofit Film Independent, the hens have been hosted by Melissa Villaseñor of”Saturday Night Live” and broadcast Thursday night on IFC. The series, eliminated from the shore, did whatever it could to practically mimic the adventure of their awards, such as group Zoomed-in attendees by dining table, including virtual wine and bourbon pubs and hosting a karaoke afterparty. Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent, called it”the earliest ever pants-optional Spirit Awards”

The nominees were particularly varied.

Candidates at the Spirits, the premier independent movie awards, must be created for under $22.5 million.

The Robert Altman Award, an honour to get a film’s outfit, went to Regina King’s feature film directorial debut”One Night at Miami…,” the literary accounts of a 1960s assembly of Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown. Best first movie went to Darius Marder’s”Sound of Metal.”

The Spirit Awards this season started expanding into tv. One of those winners was Michaela Coel’s”I Will Destroy You” for best new scripted series and also for best outfit in a brand new scripted show.