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Ingrid Goes West won the award for best first feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which were handed out Saturday in Santa Monica.
The film beat out fellow nominees Columbus, Menashe, Oh Lucy! and Patti Cake$.
Director Matt Spicer accepted the award alongside the cast and crew. “All these people on stage made this movie happen. But rather than list a bunch of people, I just wanted to dedicate this award to one person in particular, and that is [star] Aubrey Plaza,” he said. “Casting Aubrey in this movie was the best decision I ever made as a director.”
Ingrid Goes West follows Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza), a woman who flees Pennsylvania for Los Angeles to befriend Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen), a socialite who just so happens to be Ingrid’s latest obsession. Jared Ian Goldman, Aubrey Plaza, Tim White, Trevor White, Adam Mirels and Robert Mirels produced the film.
The 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards took place in a tent next to the Santa Monica Pier and aired on IFC on Saturday, March 3. Nick Kroll and John Mulraney returned as hosts for the second year in a row.
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