Image: (L-R) Producers Michael Sugar, director Tom McCarthy, Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin and Steve Golin pose backstage with their award for Best Feature for the film “Spotlight” during the 31st Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Reuters) – The year’s best achievements in independent film were named at the 31st Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, where “Spotlight” led the winners on the night.
Below is a list of winners in key categories.
BEST MALE LEAD
Abraham Attah, “Beasts of No Nation”
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Brie Larson, “Room”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mya Taylor, “Tangerine”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”
“The Look of Silence”
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
“Son of Saul”
BEST FIRST FEATURE
“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
Ed Lachman, “Carol”
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (for films made under $500,000)
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (for a director, casting director and ensemble cast)
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Bernard Orr)
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