2018 Independent Spirit Awards Winners: 'Get Out' Wins The Night

With the Oscars just around the corner, it's almost time to wrap up awards season. But before Hollywood has its biggest night, the Independent Spirit Awards always take the time to honor some of the smaller, indie movies. In this case, some of these movies have already made quite a run during awards season, were distributed by a major studio and ended up with a bunch of Oscar nominations, but they were also independently financed.

The 2018 Independent Spirit Awards winners were announced Saturday night, and Get Out came away with the big prize for Best Feature. In addition, Jordan Peele won Best Director. But the film wasn't able to come away with Best Screenplay. Instead, that honor went to Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird. Check out the rest of the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards winners below.

When it comes to the nominees that have crossed over into the Academy Awards, the frequent winners this awards season came out on top. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri continues to dominate the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor category with Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell winning yet again. Allison Janney also took home Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya.

It's nice to see Timothée Chalamet get some more love for Call Me by Your Name, especially since Gary Oldman has been dominating the Best Actor category most of the time for Darkest Hour. Meanwhile, The Big Sick winning another screenplay award is always great news, and Lady Bird getting a win here is fantastic too.

Here are all the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards winners announced this weekend (winners appear in bold):

BEST FEATURECall Me By Your NameThe Florida ProjectGet OutLady BirdThe Rider BEST FIRST FEATUREColumbusIngrid Goes WestMenasheOh Lucy!Patti Cake$JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)DayveonA Ghost StoryLife and nothing moreMost Beautiful IslandThe TransfigurationBEST DIRECTOR

Sean Baker, The Florida Project

Jonas Carpignano, A Ciambra

Luca Guadagnino, Call Me By Your Name

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Benny and Josh Safdie, Good Time

Chloe Zhao, The Rider 

BEST SCREENPLAYGreta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Azazel Jacobs, The Lovers

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Mike White, Beatriz at Dinner 


Kris Avedisian (Story by Kyle Espeleta, Jesse Wakeman), Donald Cried

Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick

Ingrid Jungermann, Women Who Kill

Kogonada, Columbus

David Branson Smith, Matt Spicer, Ingrid Goes West 


Salma Hayek, Beatriz at Dinner

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Shinobu Terajima, Oh Lucy!

Regina Williams, Life and nothing more 

BEST MALE LEADTimothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Harris Dickinson, Beach Rats

James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Robert Pattinson, Good Time     


Holly Hunter, The Big Sick

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime

Taliah Lennice Webster, Good Time


Nnamdi Asomugha, Crown Heights

Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Benny Safdie, Good Time

BEST DOCUMENTARYThe Departure, Lana WilsonFaces Places, Agnés Varda, JRLast Men in Aleppo, Feras FayyadMotherland, Ramona S. DiazQuest, Jonathan OlshefskiBEST INTERNATIONAL FILMBPM (Beats Per Minute)A Fantastic WomanI Am Not a WitchLady MacbethLovelessBEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Thimios Bakatakis, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Elisha Christian, Columbus

Hélène Louvart, Beach Rats

Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Call Me by Your Name

Joshua James Richards, The Rider 


Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, Good Time

Walter Fasano, Call Me by Your Name

Alex O'Flinn, The Rider

Gregory Plotkin, Get Out

Tatiana S. Riegel, I, TonyaROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – Given to one film's director, casting director and ensemble castMudboundDirector: Dee Rees

Casting Directors: Billy Hopkins, Ashley Ingram

Ensemble Cast: Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, Carey Mulligan


There has been some speculation that Get Out could end up winning Best Picture at the Oscars this weekend, but Three Billboards and The Shape of Water are still looming large in that race. The predictions are too close to make a definitive call, so it'll be interesting to see who wins Best Picture tomorrow. This Indie Spirit win could bode well for Get Out, but even if it doesn't win Best Picture, the movie has already become a certified hit and will undoubtedly become a modern classic.