The Spirit Awards have predicted the winner of Best Picture at the Oscars four years running
Get Out has triumphed at the Spirit Awards, picking up Best Feature – a significant honour given that the pre-Oscars ceremony has predicted the winner of Best Picture at the Oscars for the past four years.
Jordan Peele’s landmark horror film has been lauded since its release early last year, with the movie being nominated for a host of awards – including four Academy Awards.
Get Out received a significant pre-Oscars boost last night (March 3) at the Spirit Awards, which honour low-budget films and are traditionally held the night before the Oscars. The awards have predicted the winner of Best Picture at the Oscars for the past four years, after awarding Best Feature to 12 Years A Slave (2013), Birdman (2014), Spotlight (2015) and Moonlight (2016).
Taking home Best Feature and Best Director for Peele’s work on the film, Get Out‘s success at the Spirit Awards has now led many to believe that it has an enhanced chance of picking up Best Picture at tonight’s Oscars.
Asked if his film could win big tonight (March 4) after its success at the Spirit Awards, Peele said: “It’s Saturday. Tomorrow’s tomorrow.”
“I think it’s clear to everybody in this room, across the country and across the world, that we’re at the beginning of a renaissance right now,” Peele told those in attendance at the awards.
“Our stories from the outside, stories from the people in this room – the same stories that independent filmmakers have been telling for years – are being recognised and honoured.”
Asked about the possibility of a sequel, Peele opined: “We are not closed off to a sequel. The producers and I agree this is not the kind of movie you make a sequel to just to make a sequel, to make money.
“If we can get a story that feels worthy as a follow-up in this world, then we’ll do it.”
See the full list of winners from last night’s Spirit Awards below.
- Best feature – Get Out
- Best director – Jordan Peele, Get Out
- Best female lead – Frances McDormand, Three Billboards
- Best male lead – Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
- Best screenplay – Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
- Best first screenplay – Emily V Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick
- Best supporting female – Allison Janney, I, Tonya
- Best supporting male – Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards
- Robert Altman award – Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees