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Here’s all the winners of the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards

The cast of “The Farewell.”
The cast of “The Farewell.”
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The darkly comic drama “Uncut Gems” topped Saturday’s 2020 Independent Spirit Awards with three wins.

Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Uncut Gems,” which came in with five nominations, picked up multiple trophies including best directing for the brother duo and best male lead for Adam Sandler, while “The Farewell” edged out the competition in the best feature category.

The awards show, which celebrates the best in indie cinema, is traditionally held the day before the Academy Awards — though there’s not much to glean from what its winners will signal for Hollywood’s biggest night.

This year’s show was hosted by actress and producer Aubrey Plaza for the second consecutive year.

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With little overlap with the Oscars, the 2020 Spirit Awards look to have a more diverse and inclusive group of nominees, setting their own standards.

Here is the list of winners:

BEST FEATURE
WINNER: “The Farewell”
“Clemency”
“A Hidden Life”
“Marriage Story”
“Uncut Gems”

BEST FEMALE LEAD
WINNER: Renée Zellweger, “Judy”
Karen Allen, “Colewell”
Hong Chau, “Driveways”
Elisabeth Moss, “Her Smell”
Mary Kay Place, “Diane”
Alfre Woodard, “Clemency”

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BEST MALE LEAD
WINNER: Adam Sandler, “Uncut Gems”
Chris Galust, “Give Me Liberty”
Kelvin Harrison Jr., “Luce”
Robert Pattinson, “The Lighthouse”
Matthias Schoenaerts, “The Mustang”

BEST DIRECTOR
WINNER: Josh and Benny Safdie, “Uncut Gems”
Robert Eggers, “The Lighthouse”
Alma Har’el, “Honey Boy”
Julius Onah, “Luce”
Lorene Scafaria, “Hustlers”

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
WINNER: Zhao Shuzhen, “The Farewell”
Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers”
Taylor Russell, “Waves”
Lauren “Lolo” Spencer, “Give Me Liberty”
Octavia Spencer, “Luce”

“The Farewell” made off with best picture as Zhao Shuzhen upset Jennifer Lopez and “Uncut Gems” claimed three prizes, including a win for Adam Sandler.

BEST SCREENPLAY
WINNER: “Marriage Story”
“Clemency”
“High Flying Bird”
“To Dust”
“Uncut Gems”

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
WINNER: “Parasite” (South Korea)
“Invisible Life” (Brazil)
“Les Miserables” (France)
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (France)
“Retablo” (Peru)
“The Souvenir” (United Kingdom)

BEST FIRST FEATURE
WINNER: “Booksmart”
“The Climb”
“Diane”
“The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
“The Mustang”
“See You Yesterday”

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
WINNER: “See You Yesterday”
“Blow the Man Down”
“Driveways”
“Greener Grass”
“The Vast of Night”

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JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
WINNER: “Give Me Liberty”
“Burning Cane”
“Colewell”
“Premature”
“Wild Nights With Emily”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
WINNER: “The Lighthouse”
“Honey Boy”
“Hustlers”
“Midsommar”
“The Third Wife”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
WINNER: “American Factory”
“Apollo 11"
“For Sama”
“Honeyland”
“Island of the Hungry Ghosts”

BEST EDITING
WINNER: “Uncut Gems”
“Give Me Liberty”
“The Lighthouse”
“Sword of Trust”
“The Third Wife”

Sex dreams about mermaids, ill-tempered seagulls who seem possessed, flatulence employed as “deliberate displays of power.” Robert Eggers’ black-and-white thriller “The Lighthouse” has much to discuss.

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
WINNER: Willem Dafoe, “The Lighthouse”
Noah Jupe, “Honey Boy”
Shia LaBeouf, “Honey Boy”
Jonathan Majors, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”
Wendell Pierce, “Burning Cane”

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
“Marriage Story”

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BONNIE AWARD (recognizes a mid-career female director)
Kelly Reichardt

PRODUCERS AWARD (honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films)
Mollye Asher

SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD (recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition)
Rashaad Ernesto Green
Director of “Premature”

TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD (presented to an emerging director of nonfiction features who has not yet received significant recognition)
Nadia Shihab
Director of “Jaddoland”


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