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Independent Spirit Awards

Hollywood Reflects on an Awards Season Unlike Any Other

Carey Mulligan, Chloé Zhao and more mourn the in-person fun but celebrate the accessibility of a virtual awards season.

Spirit Awards Snubs: Top Nominees ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Shut Out

Both films went into the night up for multiple awards but failed to win a single one, with Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis losing in the lead acting categories.

Spirit Awards Most Memorable Moments: From Melissa Villasenor’s Monologue to a Bearded Adam Sandler

Among the big winners of the evening were director Chloe Zhao and 'Nomadland,' which took the coveted best feature trophy.

Spirit Awards: ‘Nomadland’ Wins Best Feature, Producers Thank “Tribe” of Film Independent

Earlier in the evening, director Chloe Zhao won best director for the drama.

Spirit Awards: Carey Mulligan Dedicates Best Actress Win to Helen McCrory

The 'Promising Young Woman' actress also thanked her crew who was "painstakingly thoughtful" and "beautifully sensitive with each scene."

Spirit Awards: Riz Ahmed Thanks “Daring” Genius of Director Darius Marder in Best Actor Speech

Accepting the award, the 'Sound of Metal' actor thanked the indie film community for allowing him to learn and grow his craft.

Spirit Awards: Chloe Zhao Thanks Indie Film Community After Best Director Win

The director thanked the independent film community for its support, mentorship opportunities and community: "We wouldn't be here with you."

Spirit Awards: Melissa Villasenor Says Pandemic Marked “Tough Year” to “Watch Independent Movies”

The 'Saturday Night Live' star opened Thursday's 36th annual show by delivering her signature impressions of fellow 'SNL' alums.

Film Independent Spirit Awards: ‘Nomadland’ Wins Best Feature, Best Director for Chloe Zhao

Other film winners included Carey Mulligan, Riz Ahmed, Yuh-Jung Youn, Paul Raci and Emerald Fennell, while honorees in the inaugural TV categories included Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You.'

Spirit Awards Host Melissa Villasenor on Why She Won’t Make Fun of This Year’s Contenders

As she prepares for her first-ever emcee gig, the 'Saturday Night Live' star is set to make herself the center of jokes.

Film Independent Reveals Details About Virtual Spirit Awards Show

The company is partnering with Looped to create an interactive experience for guests.

Shaka King Named Honorary Chair of 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Reveals Winners of 3 Grant Awards

The 'Judas and the Black Messiah' filmmaker, alongside past Spirit Award winners Mel Eslyn and Nanfu Wangalso, also revealed the winners of three cash grants on Tuesday morning.