The love was spread around at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards, with critical darlings such as "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing", "Missouri", "Lady Bird", "Call Me by Your Name", "Mudbound", "I, Tonya", and "The Big Sick" all getting time to shine Saturday afternoon on the sands of Santa Monica, Calif.
Here are the five films that gained the most from the Film Independent love in the epic enterprise known as awards season.
Coming-of-age drama “Call Me by Your Name” has scored six Spirit Award nominations, with “Good Time” and “Get Out” taking five each.
Per Hollywood tradition, the Saturday before the Oscars sees celebrities gather on the Santa Monica beach to celebrate the best in independent films. This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. Back on March 22, 1997, the 12th Annual Independent Spirit Awards were hosted by the ultra-cool Samuel L. Jackson and honored future Best Picture winner Fargo with six trophies.
The 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards — or Oscar’s more casual cousin, as they’ve long been known — will go down Saturday afternoon in a massive tent set up on the shores of Santa Monica.