Precursor: 35th Spirit Awards (2019)

Showcasing that Marriage Story has utterly collapsed since its release, the film failed to win Best Picture, losing to The Farewell, one of the cusp films in the Best Picture race at the Oscars. Elsewhere, it was mostly Oscar nominees taking the awards with only one other huge surprise in the supporting female category where Farewell actress Zhao Shuzhen also beat out Jennifer Lopez.

Award Tallies

(3) Uncut Gems
(2) The Farewell, The Lighthouse

The Awards

Best Feature

The Farewell (Thomas)

Best First Feature

Booksmart (RU:Wesley, RU:Peter, RU:Tripp, RU:Thomas)

John Cassavetes Award

Give Me Liberty (Wesley, RU:Tripp, RU:Thomas)

Best Director

Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie – Uncut Gems (Wesley, Peter, Tripp)

Best Female Lead

Renée Zellweger – Judy (Wesley, Tripp, Thomas, RU:Peter)

Best Male Lead

Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems (Wesley, Peter, Tripp, Thomas)

Best Supporting Female

Zhao Shuzhen – The Farewell (RU:Wesley, RU:Tripp)

Best Supporting Male

Willem Dafoe – The Lighthouse (Wesley, Peter, Thomas, RU:Tripp)

Best Screenplay

Marriage Story (Wesley, Tripp, Thomas, RU:Peter)

Best First Screenplay

See You Yesterday (RU:Wesley, RU:Tripp)

Best Editing

Uncut Gems (Wesley, Tripp, Thomas, RU:Peter)

Best Cinematography

The Lighthouse (Wesley, Peter, Tripp, Thomas)

Best International Film

Parasite – South Korea (Wesley, Peter, Tripp, Thomas)

Best Documentary

American Factory (Thomas, RU:Wesley)

Robert Altman Award

Marriage Story

Producers Award

Mollye Asher

Someone to Watch Award

Rashaad Ernesto Green – Premature

Truer Than Fiction Award


Bonnie Award

Kelly Reichardt

Spirit Awards Data

First Awards: 1985 (35)

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