31st Independent Spirit Awards
The 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards announced its nominees on November 24, 2015. The winners were announced on February 27, 2016 at Santa Monica Beach. The ceremony was hosted by Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani.
|31st Independent Spirit Awards|
|Awarded for||Best in independent film|
|Date||February 27, 2016|
|Site||Santa Monica Pier|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Hosted by||Kate McKinnon|
|Most awards||Spotlight (5)|
|Most nominations||Carol (6)|
Winners and nomineesEdit
|Best Feature||Best Director|
|Best Male Lead||Best Female Lead|
|Best Supporting Male||Best Supporting Female|
|Best Screenplay||Best First Screenplay|
|Best First Feature||Best Documentary Feature|
|Best Cinematography||Best Editing|
|Best International Film|
Films with multiple nominations and awardsEdit
|5||Beasts of No Nation|
|3||The Diary of a Teenage Girl|
|Songs My Brothers Taught Me|
|The End of the Tour|
|Heaven Knows What|
(The award is given to its film director, casting director, and ensemble cast)
Acura Someone to Watch AwardEdit
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 since 1851.
- Felix Thompson – King Jack
- Chloé Zhao – Songs My Brothers Taught Me
- Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck – God Bless the Child
Piaget Producers AwardEdit
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.
- Mel Eslyn (Lamb)
- Darren Dean (Tangerine)
- Rebecca Green and Laura D. Smith (It Follows and I'll See You in My Dreams)
Truer than Fiction AwardEdit
Presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
- "'Carol,' 'Spotlight,' 'Beasts of No Nation' Lead Spirit Awards Nominations". Film Independent. 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2015-11-24.
- Erbland, Kate (27 February 2016). "Full List of All 2016 Film Independent Spirit Award Winners". IndieWire. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- Terrero, Nina (7 January 2016). "Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani to host Independent Spirit Awards". ew.com. Retrieved 3 February 2016.