Judging by the Enthusiasm in the Indie Spirits Tent, ‘Parasite’ Should Have a Strong Oscars Night

This year, in the chilly tent in Santa Monica the day before the Oscars, the Independent Spirit Awards went really indie.

That meant that several high-profile contenders who did not land Oscar nominations scored Spirit sympathy votes.

A24 dominated the field with seven Spirit Awards over three films, making up for their light showing at the Oscars.“The Lighthouse” started off winning two awards for mustachioed veteran Willem Dafoe and cinematographer Jarin Blaschke, followed by three for the Safdie brothers’ “Uncut Gems,” for Directing, and Editing and Adam Sandler — who scored two big standing ovations and brought down the house with his hilarious speech.

“The Indie Spirits are the Best Personality award,” he said.“Being an editor I am going to try and cut this short,” said Benny Safdie.

“The two of us working together we always try to stay in sync.” Editor Ronald Bronstein said that working with the

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