33rd Independent Spirit Awards

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33rd Independent Spirit Awards
Awarded forBest in independent film
DateMarch 3, 2018
SiteSanta Monica Pier
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Hosted byNick Kroll
John Mulaney
Best FeatureGet Out
Most awardsCall Me by Your Name, Get Out, I, Tonya, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2)
Most nominationsCall Me by Your Name (6)
Television coverage

The 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best independent films of 2017, were presented by Film Independent on March 3, 2018.[1][2] The nominations were announced on November 21, 2017 by actresses Lily Collins and Tessa Thompson.[3][4] The ceremony was televised in the United States by IFC, taking place inside its usual tent setting on a beach in Santa Monica, California. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney returned to host the ceremony for the second time.[5]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Jordan Peele, Best Director winner
Timothée Chalamet, Best Male Lead winner
Frances McDormand, Best Female Lead winner
Sam Rockwell, Best Supporting Male winner
Allison Janney, Best Supporting Female winner
Greta Gerwig, Best Screenplay winner
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, Best First Screenplay winners
Best Feature Best Director

Get Out

Jordan PeeleGet Out

Best Male Lead Best Female Lead

Timothée ChalametCall Me by Your Name as Elio Perlman

Frances McDormandThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Mildred Hayes

Best Supporting Male Best Supporting Female

Sam RockwellThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Jason Dixon

Allison JanneyI, Tonya as LaVona Golden

Best Screenplay Best First Screenplay

Greta GerwigLady Bird

Emily V. Gordon and Kumail NanjianiThe Big Sick

Best First Feature Best Documentary Feature

Matt Spicer – Ingrid Goes West

Faces Places

Best Cinematography Best Editing

Sayombhu MukdeepromCall Me by Your Name

Tatiana S. RiegelI, Tonya

Best International Film

A Fantastic Woman ( Chile)

Films with multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Special awards[edit]

John Cassavetes Award[edit]

Robert Altman Award[edit]

(The award is given to its film director, casting director, and ensemble cast)

Kiehl's Someone to Watch Award[edit]

Recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Kiehl's.

The BONNIE Award[edit]

The inaugural award recognizes a mid-career female director with a body of work that demonstrates uniqueness of vision and a groundbreaking approach to filmmaking. The award includes a $50,000 unrestricted grant funded by American Airlines.

Piaget Producers Award[edit]

Honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.

  • Summer Shelton – Keep the Change

Truer than Fiction Award[edit]

Presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nyren, Erin (March 3, 2018). "2018 Independent Spirit Awards: Winners List (Updating Live)". Variety. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Derschowitz, Jessica (March 3, 2018). "Independent Spirit Awards winners 2018: See the full list". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Sharf, Zach (November 21, 2017). "2018 Independent Spirit Award Nominations: 'Get Out' and 'Call Me by Your Name' Dominate". IndieWire. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Warren, Matt (October 26, 2017). "Lily Collins and Tessa Thompson to Reveal Spirit Awards Nominees November 21". Film Independent. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  5. ^ Fuster, Jeremy (November 14, 2017). "Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Return to Host 2018 Spirit Awards". TheWrap. Retrieved November 15, 2017.

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