The Independent Spirit Awards are the latest ceremony to announce its list of winners leading up to the Oscars, with The Lost Daughter taking home the top prizes. Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature directorial debut won three awards on Sunday night, including the best feature.
The list of contenders in this category also included A Chiara, C’mon C’mon, The Novice, and Zola, but they couldn’t stand their ground to The Lost Daughter. It was a big night for Gyllenhaal, as well, who won awards for the best director and best screenwriter for her work on this drama.
When it comes to the winners in the acting categories, Taylour Paige was named the best female lead for Zola, while Simon Rex won the trophy for the best male lead for Red Rocket. Troy Kotsur (CODA) and Ruth Negga (Passing) took top prizes in their respective supporting acting categories.
The Independent Spirit Awards introduced television categories last year and brought them back for another round. Reservation Dogs was the clear leader in this field, taking home awards for the best new scripted series and the best ensemble cast.
The Independent Spirit Awards were held on March 6th, with Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman serving as hosts.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS 2022 INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS:
The Lost Daughter
BEST MALE LEAD
Simon Rex, Red Rocket
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Taylour Paige, Zola
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Troy Kotsur, Coda
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Drive My Car (Japan)
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Summer of Soul
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Vanessa Block and Michael Sarnoski, Pig
BEST FIRST FEATURE
Joi McMillon, Zola
The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal.
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Ruth Negga, Passing
Edu Grau, Passing
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
BEST NEW SCRIPTED SERIES
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST IN A NEW SCRIPTED SERIES
BEST NEW NON-SCRIPTED OR DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Black and Missing
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A NEW SCRIPTED SERIES
Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A NEW SCRIPTED SERIES
Thuso Mbedu, The Underground Railroad