The Spirit Awards are really what the film critics praised, or overpraised, depending on your point of view, this year. It really is what they would prefer to be the Oscars – and almost is the Oscars this year. They have come to signify their own thing, to stand apart from the Oscars and have a certain amount of cred on their own. They don’t influence the Oscars in the least bit because they happen a day before. Thus, the hype and promotion is low key, and it’s probably one of the most fun awards shows to attend. Lots of celebrating going on, even among winners and losers.
Still, we’ll be waiting to see what happens with Lady Bird and Get Out competing in screenplay, once again, and picture. Call Me By Your Name figures in prominently too.
Here is your chance to predict what might happen below. Put your predictions in the comment section if you feel like – I would not be surprised to see Call Me By Your Name doing very well.