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The Independent Spirit Awards is the last significant milestone on the road to the Oscars, traditionally held the night before. However, unlike the Academy, the remit here is more refined to lower budget independent productions, as the name suggests.

As such, and with no competition from La La Land, it was Barry Jenkins and Moonlight which dominated proceedings, winning six awards including Best Feature and Best Director.

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The drama has fallen off the pace in the Oscar race, but remains a critical favourite. The Witch won two awards for best first feature and first screenplay, while O.J.: Made in America picked up Best Documentary, which all but guarantees its Academy Award.

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All the winners are listed below.


2017 Independent Spirit Awards: The Winners

Best Feature
Moonlight

Best Director
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Screenplay
Moonlight

Best First Feature
The Witch

Best First Screenplay
The Witch

John Cassavetes Award
Spa Night

Best Supporting Female
Molly Shannon, Other People

Best Supporting Male
Ben Foster, Hell or High Water

Best Female Lead
Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Male Lead
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Robert Altman Award
Moonlight

Best Cinematography
Moonlight

Best Editing
Moonlight

Best International Film
Toni Erdmann

Best Documentary
OJ: Made in America

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