The Independent Spirit Awards came back in full swing on Sunday night, honoring some of the best movies and TV shows in the year behind us. The Lost Daughter was the biggest winner of the night, and it walked away with a total of three major awards.
The Lost Daughter was one of the movies in the running for the best feature, along with A Chiara, C’mon C’mon, The Novice, and Zola, and it managed to come out victorious. Maggie Gyllenhaal, who made her feature directorial debut with this drama, won awards for the best director and best screenwriter for her work on this psychological drama.
When it comes to the acting field, Simon Rex (Red Rocket) and Taylour Paige (Zola) both had a big night and managed to win awards for the best male and female lead. Troy Kotsur (CODA) and Ruth Negga (Passing) were honored for their supporting performances.
This marked the second Independent Spirit Awards ceremony that honored television projects, in addition to movies. Reservation Dogs dominated the TV field and walked away with two major awards—the best new scripted series and the best ensemble cast.
The 2022 Independent Spirit Awards took place on March 6th, with Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman hosting the ceremony.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS 2022 INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS:
The Lost Daughter
BEST MALE LEAD
Simon Rex, Red Rocket
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Taylour Paige, Zola
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Troy Kotsur, Coda
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Drive My Car (Japan)
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Summer of Soul
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Vanessa Block and Michael Sarnoski, Pig
BEST FIRST FEATURE
Joi McMillon, Zola
The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal.
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Ruth Negga, Passing
Edu Grau, Passing
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
BEST NEW SCRIPTED SERIES
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST IN A NEW SCRIPTED SERIES
BEST NEW NON-SCRIPTED OR DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Black and Missing
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A NEW SCRIPTED SERIES
Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A NEW SCRIPTED SERIES
Thuso Mbedu, The Underground Railroad