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    So, who’s winning the Independent Spirit Award? Carol? Spotlight? Tangerine?

    24 hours until ceremony begins.

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    If Jason Segel wins I’ll be ecstatic, but if he gets beaten by Abraham Attah, I wouldn’t be too upset (they are my 2 favourite performances of the year). Hoping for Beasts of No Nation for Best Feature, Paul Dano for Supporting Actor, and The End of the Tour for Screenplay. Not fussed about the rest. I’m predicting Spotlight for Feature, Haynes, Segel, Larson, Elba, Nixon, Anomalisa for Screenplay, Diary of a Teenage Girl for First Feature, Room for 1st Screenplay, Spotlight for Editing.

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    I’m curious to see what will win best picture. I know a lot of people are predicting Spotlight to win and there are a lot of factors in its favor. Spotlight is the best picture contender in the category and is directed by a filmmaker that is very well respected in the film industry. 

    The only reason I am apprehensive about predicting it is that looking through the best picture winners at the Indie Spirits the winner is always distributed by a major company (mostly Fox Searchlight and Weinstein). Even last year Birdman beat Boyhood. No matter what happened at the Oscars I was expecting Boyhood to win because it evoked the essence of the indie spirit more than any other major contender in recent years.

    Out of the five nominees Carol is released by The Weinstein Company and Anomolisa is distributed by Paramount. I’m going out on a limb and predicting Carol to win.

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    I’m on the same ‘limb’. My hunch is that Carol wins the most from this group. Perhaps even BP.

    But Spotlight is my personal choice and across the board.

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    The big question I have is if McCarthy actually wins best director. I’m currently on Haynes but Carol is a flop. Will probably change.

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    I have Carol for Director and Cinematography.
    Spotlight for Film, Screenplay and Editing.

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    Just want to point out that two of the nominees (‘The End of the Tour’ and ‘James White’) will be going to direct to DVD in the UK. Are they worth the purchase?

    Yes. Get them.

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    #218409

    BEST PICTURE
    “Anomalisa”
    “Beasts of No Nation”
    “Carol”
    “Spotlight”
    “Tangerine”

    BEST DIRECTOR
    Cary Joji Fukunaga, “Beasts of No Nation”
    Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson, “Anomalisa”
    David Robert Mitchell, “It Follows”
    Sean Baker, “Tangerine”
    Todd Haynes, “Carol”
    Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”

    BEST ACTOR
    Abraham Attah, “Beasts of No Nation”
    Ben Mendelsohn, “Mississippi Grind”
    Christopher Abbott, “James White”
    Jason Segel, “The End of the Tour”
    Kudos Seihon, “Mediterranea”

    BEST ACTRESS
    Bel Powley, “Diary of a Teenage Girl”
    Brie Larson, “Room”
    Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
    Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, “Tangerine”
    Rooney Mara, “Carol”

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
    Kevin Corrigan, “Results”
    Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
    Paul Dano, “Love & Mercy”
    Richard Jenkins, “Bone Tomahawk”

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Cynthia Nixon, “James White”
    Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Anomalisa”
    Marin Ireland, “Glass Chin”
    Mya Taylor, “Tangerine”

    Robin Bartlett, “H.”

    BEST SCREENPLAY
    Charlie Kaufman, “Anomalisa”
    Donald Marguiles, “The End of the Tour”
    Phyllis Nagy, “Carol”
    S. Craig Zahler, “Bone Tomahawk”
    Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    Cary Joji Fukunaga, “Beasts of No Nation”
    Ed Lachman, “Carol”
    Joshua James Richards, “Songs My Brothers Taught Me”
    Michael Gioulakis, “It Follows”
    Reed Morano, “Meadowland”

    BEST FILM EDITING
    Ronald Bronstein and Benny Safdie, “Heaven Knows What”
    Julio C. Perez IV, “It Follows”
    Kristan Sprague, “Manos Sucias”
    Nathan Nugent, “Room”
    Tom McArdle, “Spotlight”

    BEST DOCUMENTARY
    “(T)error”
    “Best of Enemies”
    “Heart of a Dog”
    vMeru”
    “The Look of Silence”
    “The Russian Woodpecker”

    BEST INTERNATIONAL PICTURE
    “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence”
    “Embrace of the Serpent”
    “Girlhood”
    “Mustang”

    “Son of Saul”

    BEST FIRST FEATURE
    “James White”
    “Manos Sucias”
    “Mediterranea”
    “Songs My Brothers Taught Me”
    “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

    BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
    Emma Donoghue, “Room”
    Jesse Andrews, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”
    John Magary, Russell Harbaugh, and Myna Joseph, “The Mend”
    Jonas Carpignano, “Mediterranea”
    Marielle Heller, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”

    JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (best feature made for under $500,000)
    “Advantageous”
    “Christmas, Again”
    “Heaven Knows What”
    “Krisha”
    “Out of My Mind”

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    CEREMONY PRESENTERS:

    Patricia Arquette
    Jason Bateman
    Jessica Biel
    Cate Blanchett
    Jessica Chastain
    Emilia Clarke
    Idris Elba
    Chelsea Handler
    Matthew Jacobs
    Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Michael Keaton
    Anthony Mackie
    Rami Malek
    Rooney Mara
    Keegan Michael Key
    Nate Parker
    Freida Pinto
    Bel Powley
    Mark Ruffalo
    Jason Segel
    JK Simmons
    Mya Taylor
    Juno Temple
    Jacob Trembley

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    This is still available to make predictions in even though awards have started being handed out!!

    Edit: Now they’re closed. lol. 

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    Winners announced so far:

    First Screenplay — Room
    First Feature — The Diary of a Teenage Girl
    Cassavetes Awards — Krisha
    Editing — Spotlight
    Cinematography — Carol
    Documentary — The Look of Silence
    International Film — Son of Saul
    Screenplay — Spotlight
    Supporting Actor — Idris Elba 
    Supporting Actress — Mya Taylor 
    Director — Tom McCarthy 

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    MYA TAYLOR!!!

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