While “Roma,” “Black Panther,” "Bohemian Rhapsody," and “Green Book,” which took home Best Picture, won multiple Oscars Sunday, “If Beale Street Could Talk” was king of the 34th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards Saturday in Santa Monica.
“Beale Street” took home Best Feature, Best Director (Barry Jenkins) and Best Supporting Female (Regina King), while Glenn Close (“The Wife”) and Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”) took home Best Female and Best Male Lead.
After her win, Close said she had her mother in mind when she portrayed her character in "The Wife."
"So much of it was internal and yet I had to really understand why she did what she did and what was inside her head ... I had seen a woman (her mother) who had chosen to stay in the background and yet ended up with a life she felt was unfulfilled," Close said.
Other winners included Best Screenplay, Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”; Best First Feature, “Sorry to Bother You”; Best First Screenplay, Bo Burnham for “Eighth Grade”; Best Supporting Male, Richard E. Grant for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”; Best Documentary, “Won't You Be My Neighbor”; Best International Film, “Roma”; Best Cinematography, Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, “Suspiria”; and Best Editing, Joe Bini, “You Were Never Really Here.”