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Entertainment Nomadland wins big at the 2021 Independent Spirit Awards

11:25  23 april  2021
11:25  23 april  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

2021 Independent Spirit Awards: The Complete Winners List

  2021 Independent Spirit Awards: The Complete Winners List 'Ma Rainey,' 'Minari' and 'Nomadland' are among the year's top nominees.Ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards, the 36th Independent Spirit Awards honored the best in indie filmmaking and, for the first time, television during Thursday's live primetime ceremony on IFC. (A break from tradition, as the Spirit Awards are usually a daytime fête the day before the Oscars.

Nomadland wins : With just days before Oscar Sunday, Nomadland is making an even bigger case as the Best Picture front runner by dominating at the Independent Spirit Awards . Four awards : The Fox Searchlight film from writer-director Chloe Zhao took home four awards , including Best Feature and Best Director Emerald thanks: Fennell thanked the Independent Spirit Awards for, 'this unbelievable honor,' adding she wished they, 'could all be there in person to meet and celebrate'. 'This is just more than I ever expected, but I am very, very, very grateful so thank you, thank you very much,' Fennell concluded.

'Nomadland' was the big winner at the 2021 Gotham Awards . Chloé Zhao's 2020 independent contemporary western drama - which stars Frances McDormand - scooped Best Feature and the Audience Award at Monday night's (11.01.21) live-streamed ceremony from Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. It's the first time in the three-decade history of the prestigious awards show that all the Best Feature nominees were motion pictures helmed by women, with ‘Nomandland’ beating off stiff competition from Kitty Green’s ‘The Assistant’ and Eliza Hittman's ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’.

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With just days before Oscar Sunday, Nomadland is making an even bigger case as the Best Picture front runner by dominating at the Independent Spirit Awards.

The Fox Searchlight film from writer-director Chloe Zhao took home four awards, including Best Feature and Best Director for Zhao.

The Sound of Metal also won three awards at the virtual ceremony, hosted by Saturday Night Live star Melissa Villasenor, with Promising Young Woman winning two awards.

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Producer Mollye Asher accepted the Best Feature award for Nomadland, tahnking the talented cast and crew for all their hard work.

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After a year almost without movie theaters, productions for streaming services dominated the Golden Globes. However, the awards for best drama and best director went to a classic production. You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. 'Nomadland' wins big at 2021 Golden Globes.

Nomadland , Chloé Zhao’s elegiac drama about the life of ageing van-dwellers in America, has confirmed its position as Oscars frontrunner with four wins at the 74th Bafta awards , including best film. Daniel Kaluuya followed supporting actor wins at the Golden Globes at the Screen Actors Guild with further silverware for his role as Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton, in Judas and the Black Messiah. “It’s an honour to be a vessel for him,” said Kaluuya, who also thanked three key cultural figures from his childhood: “Cathy Tyson, Roy Williams and Ashley Walters, for being a light and

'Thank you, thank you so much to Film Independent, to Searchlight. Congratulations to our fellow nominees, you make extraordinary movies, you push the boundaries of culture and we are so honored to be nominated with you,' she began.

'In our film Bob Wells says to Fern you have come to the right place to connect with your tribe and with your community and you Film Independent, you are community and we are so honored to be recognized by our tribe,' she added.

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Nomadland beat out First Cow, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Minari and Never Rarely Sometimes Always for Best Feature.

Nomadland director Chloe Zhao beat out Minari's Lee Isaac Chung, Promising Young Woman's Emerald Fennell, Eliza Hittman's Never Rarely Sometimes Always and Kelly Reichart's First Cow for Best Director honors.

Director Chloe Zhao makes history at the Oscars

  Director Chloe Zhao makes history at the Oscars Chinese-born, British-educated, US-based Zhao is the first woman of colour to win best director.The Chinese-born, British-educated, US-based Zhao is also up for best picture and editing for Nomadland.

Also Read: 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' Leads 2021 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations The finalists were chosen by a jury from 87 film and 65 episodic series adaptations. The Scripter winner has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay eight times in the last 10 years, but it hasn’t done so in the last two years. In that time, the Scripter winners were “Leave No Trace” and “Little Women,” while the Oscars were won by “BlacKkKlansman” and “Jojo Rabbit.”

08 March 2021 . by Saloni Gajjar on Film, shared by Saloni Gajjar to The A.V. Club. Sunday night was a night of exemplary TV synchronicity, as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey on CBS—a (kind of) tell-all about why they left the royal family and the U.K.—was taking place while The Crown, the Netflix show that exposes the inner workings of the monarchy, was winning for Best…

She became just the third woman to win Best Director, following Martha Coolidge for Rambling Rose in 1991 and Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation in 2003.

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Zhao thanked the independent film community in her acceptance speech, stating, 'We wouldn't be here with you. We get to do what we love and feel like we're apart of a big family.'

Zhao also won the Best Editing Award, with Joshua James Richards also winning for Best Cinematography for Nomadland.

Another Oscar Best Picture nominee, The Sound of Metal took home three awards, Best First Feature, Best Male Lead (Riz Ahmed) and Best Supporting Male (Paul Raci).

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The film beat out The Forty-Year-Old Version, I Carry You With Me, Miss Juneteenth and Nine Days for the Best First Feature award.

Ahmed bested the late Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), Adarsh Gourav (The White Tiger) Rob Morgan (Bull) and Steven Yeun (Minari).

Frances McDormand and Sir Anthony Hopkins take major acting Oscars

  Frances McDormand and Sir Anthony Hopkins take major acting Oscars Frances McDormand and Sir Anthony Hopkins were named Best Actress and Best Actor in a Leading Role at Sunday's (25.04.21) Academy Awards for their work on 'Nomadland' and 'The Father' respectively.The 63-year-old actress scooped the accolade for the third time when she triumphed ahead of Viola Davis ('Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'), Andra Day ('The United States vs. Billie Holiday'), Vanessa Kirby ('Pieces of a Woman'), and Carey Mulligan ('Promising Young Woman') thanks to her performance in 'Nomadland'.

The 36th Independent Spirit Awards , presented by Film Independent , will honor the films of 2020. It also expanded categories to honoring television shows for the first time

The Film Independent Spirit Awards are keeping the essence of indie cinema alive throughout the most chaotic awards calendars in history. Laverne Cox, Moonlight filmmaker Barry Jenkins, and actress-director Olivia Wilde announced this year's nominees in a virtual livestream presentation, continuing the momentum for Lee Isaac Chung's Minari is next with six nominations (including Best Director and Best Leading Male for Steven Yeun), followed by major Oscar contenders Nomadland and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom with five each, and Channing Godfrey Peoples' Miss Juneteenth with four.

The actor thanked Film Independent for the award, along with his 'daring' and 'genius' writer-director Darius Marder.

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'Sound of Metal is about how a health crisis can throw your life off track,' Ahmed said before wishing peace to those who suffered in this past pandemic year.

Paul Raci beat out Colman Domingo (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) Orion Lee (First Cow), Glynn Turman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) and Benedict Wong (Nine Days) for Best Supporting Male.

Raci provided one of the most unique speeches, using sign language throughout his speech while offering some advice to other actors as well.

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'Don’t quit your day job, I never did. I still have it too,' Raci said with a smile.

The next most decorated film at the Indie Spirit Awards was Promising Young Woman, which won Best Female Lead for Carey Mulligan and Best Screenplay for writer-director Emerald Fennell.

Mulligan beat out Nicole Beharie (Miss Juneteenth), Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), Sidney Flanigan (Never Rarely Sometimes Always), Julia Garner (The Assistant) and Oscar favorite Frances McDormand (Nomadland).

Nomadland scores triple Oscars gold

  Nomadland scores triple Oscars gold Nomadland scores triple Oscars goldChinese-born Zhao became the first woman of colour to be named Best Director, and just the second female in Academy Awards history to take home the title, 11 years after Kathryn Bigelow was feted for The Hurt Locker.

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The actress thanked her fellow nominees, stating she is, 'floored by each and every one of their performances so thank you for being in their company to be recognized amongst them.

'I need to just thank first and foremost Emerald Fennell for her complete genius in writing and directing and producing this work our extraordinary crew, I always think independent film is so much fun because you get to do it in 20 a days or 29 days and it's so much fun to be on summer camp with people,' she added.

The actress went on to thank producer Margot Robbie before closing her speech by thanking, 'an actress that I have looked up to and will continue to look up to, for the rest of my career, Helen Mccrory,' who just passed away last week.

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Fennell thanked the Independent Spirit Awards for, 'this unbelievable honor,' adding she wished they, 'could all be there in person to meet and celebrate.'

She thanked her star, Carey Mulligan, 'for making me look good and by making the script 1000 times better by virtue of her genius.'

'I just feel so immensely lucky to have worked with so many unbelievably talented and kind and patient people,' she added.

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'This is just more than I ever expected, but I am very, very, very grateful so thank you, thank you very much,' Fennell concluded.

Frances McDormand Wins Her Third Best Actress Oscar With 'Nomadland'

  Frances McDormand Wins Her Third Best Actress Oscar With 'Nomadland' McDormand also took home the honor for 'Fargo' in 1997 and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' in 2018.McDormand began her acceptance speech by suggesting the Academy add a karaoke bar to the ceremony.

Other winners included Residue taking home the John Cassavettes Award, Andy Siara winning Best First Screenplay for Palm Springs and Crip Camp for Best Documentary.

Yuh-jung Youn won Best Supporting Female for Minari, Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina) winning Best International Feature, Gerry Kim winning the Producers Award, Ekwa Msangi winning the Someone to Watch Award, Elegance Bratton winning the Truer Than Fiction Award and One Night in Miami winning the Robert Altman Award.

On the TV side, I May Destroy You won Best New Scripted Series and Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series.

Immigration Nation won Best New Non-Scripted Series, while Amit Rahav from Unorthodox won Best Male Performance In A Scripted Series and Shira Haas from Unorthodox won Best Female Performance In a Scripted Series.

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