35th Anniversary Montage | Film Independent Spirit Awards

35th Anniversary Montage | Film Independent Spirit Awards

December 4, 2019 3 By William Hollis


Live from Santa Monica, it’s the Film Independent Spirit Awards Our hosts… But ultimately, they decided to go with
someone with the thicker mustache. Hey! Please welcome… John Waters! “What the hell are you doing here?” “Nothing Sam, I’m supposed to be in Baltimore” “You’re out here? Get in there. Go, go, go.” Spirit Awards, in your mouth Have you seen the president of Film Independent? We’ll do it in a tent in a parking lot in Santa Monica, why not? Independence is the state of mind We make movies that are in some ways more imaginative The sixth annual Film Independent Spirit Awards The Film Independent Spirit Awards are sort of the indie Oscars they honor films that are different, a little more experimental, sometimes cheaper sometimes better than the movies that are honored at the Academy Awards Although we’re going to be announcing winners here, the independent film community doesn’t speak with one voice They’re filmmakers who have such outstanding work and they tell us to be daring, to be
different They are the auteurs, whose work marks the progression and the fine-tuning of a personal journey These films embody the
independent spirit And the Spirit Award goes to… Michelle Williams John Hawkes Lupita Nyong’o Abraham Attah Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station Mya Taylor Jordan Peele The same stories from that independent filmmakers have been telling for years are being honored and recognized and celebrated
and I’m so proud to be here with this group of people receiving this