10 Memorable Quotes From the Spirit Awards: O.J. Simpson Joke, Oscars Jab, 'Carol' Parody and More
What Kate McKinnon, Ed Lachman and more had to say during Saturday's live telecast on IFC.
The 31st annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, hosted by Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani and Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon, featured star-studded presenters from Jessica Biel to Jason Segel to Mark Ruffalo in addition to winners including Idris Elba and Brie Larson.
Here are 10 of the most memorable quotes from the live broadcast on IFC (in no particular order):
"This is everything you can’t do at the Oscars. We're going to flash some nip. We're going to nominate some people who aren't white." — McKinnon during the opening monologue
"Carol is the most compelling story of someone leaving their gloves behind since O.J. Simpson." — McKinnon during the monologue
"The nominees [today] are more diverse than a brochure for a liberal arts college." — Nanjiani during the monologue
"First I want to say awards are always unfair, whether you win or you lose. ... In the end, I hope this movie is an echo, that we all have the right to love and be loved.” — Ed Lachman while accepting the award for best cinematography for Carol
“Sometimes a project comes along that just changes your whole life, and that was this for me.” — Marielle Heller while accepting the award for best first feature for The Diary of a Teenage Girl
“I'm rounding third and I'm heading home, and yes I am talking about softball! ... I’m a freakin’ lesbian and she’s about to be one, too.” — McKinnon during a parody of Carol
“[We] made this in nine days at my mom's house, and it stars my aunt. ... [This was] the most beautiful experience of my life, and this is a beautiful way to end it.” — Trey Edward Shults while accepting John Cassavetes Award for Krisha
“I love being the only one in the theater because it’s easier to sneak in my therapy birds that way.” — Mckinnon during one of the skits
"First of all, no one ever tells you how nervous you’re going to be. ... I had come from almost nothing, and my life has did a total 360. ... I thought, this movie is going to be nothing but shit. ... I’m so out of breath; I feel fat. ... There is very beautiful trans talent ... so you better get out there and put it in your next movie." — Mya Taylor while becoming the first transgender actress to accept the best supporting female award for Tangerine
"The grammar of film is not something that stops evolving." — Laszlo Nemes while accepting the award for best international film Son of Saul