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'Moonlight' dominates Indie Spirit Awards
2017-02-26

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The LGBT movie Moonlight swept all five awards it was up for at the 32nd annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, held Feb. 25 in Santa Monica, California.

Incidentally, La La Land was not eligible for these awards, which set a budget cutoff of $20 million.

Moonlight won for best feature, best director ( Barry Jenkins ), screenplay, cinematography and editing. The film was also awarded the Spirits' honorary Robert Altman Award, given to Jenkins, the cast and producers.

Elle's Isabelle Huppert won for best actress, while Casey Affleck was named best actor for his role in Manchester by the Sea. The horror movie The Witch was the only other multiple victor, for best first feature and best first screenplay.

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney hosted the ceremony.


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