At the very last stop before the Oscars tomorrow night, Film Independent handed out its prizes for the Independent Spirit Awards today, and many Oscar front-runners solidified their status heading into the big event. Most notably, “12 Years a Slave” dominated the day, taking Best Feature, Best Director for Steve McQueen, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o and Best Screenplay for John Ridley.
Other winners include Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine” in Best Lead Female, Best Lead Male to Matthew McConaughey for “Dallas Buyers Club” and Jared Leto for Best Supporting Male in the same film. All four acting winners today are expected to repeat tomorrow night at the Academy Awards.
The full list of winners is below.
BEST FEATURE: “12 Years A Slave”
BEST LEAD FEMALE: Cate Blanchett – “Blue Jasmine”
BEST LEAD MALE: Matthew McConaughey – “Dallas Buyers Club”
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE: Lupita N’Yongo – “12 Years A Slave”
BEST SUPPORTING MALE: Jared Leto – “Dallas Buyers Club”
BEST DIRECTOR: Steve McQueen – “12 Years A Slave”BEST FIRST FEATURE: “Fruitvale Station”
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD: “This Is Martin Bonner”
BEST SCREENPLAY: John Ridley – “12 Years A Slave”
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY: Bob Nelson – “Nebraska”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Sean Bobbitt – “12 Years A Slave”
BEST EDITING: Nat Sanders – “Short Term 12”
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM: “Blue Is The Warmest Color”
BEST DOCUMENTARY: “Twenty Feet From Stardom”