Other winners included supporting actor Ben Foster for "Hell or High Water", and Molly Shannon for her supporting role in "Other People".
As we patiently wait to see what the stars will show up in, click through the gallery below to see the stunning ensembles they've been wearing to pre-awards show parties this week! Nominees for the awards include "American Honey" and "Moonlight", which both have six nominations. The Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award is given to the best film of the year with a budget of less than $500,000, making this one of the few festivals that goes out of its way to highlight independent cinema.
Moonlight took home the award for Best Feature Film at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards, setting up a heavyweight bout with La La Land for Best Picture at Sunday's Oscars.
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, who star in Oh, Hello on Broadway, are set to host this year's awards. Backstage, Jenkins said its tale of a poor, young, black kid in Miami stood in stark contrast to President Donald Trump's administration.
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One day ahead of the 32nd annual Spirit Awards ceremony, Film Independent and American Airlines announced Friday the creation of a $50,000 award that will be presented annually to an "up-and-coming female director". "We're fringe artists on a California beach. If this room leaned any further to the left, we would literally topple into the Pacific Ocean".
"We like to think of these awards as the ones without Mel Gibson", Kroll said of awards show, which honors indie films. Just as Affleck wasn't up against Oscar favorite Denzel Washington in best actor, the best actress category was missing Emma Stone of "La La Land".
Robert Eggers' The Witch won Best First Screenplay and Best First Feature, while the critically-acclaimed O.J.: Made In America was awarded Best Documentary.