“Get Out” has taken top honors at the Indie Spirit Awards, winning the prize for Best Picture. The Jordan Peele-directed social thriller beat out fellow nominees “Lady Bird,” “Call Me By Your Name,” “The Florida Project,” and “The Rider.” The film is nominated for the same prize at tomorrow’s Oscars, where it faces competition from front runners “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
Best Picture is one of five Indie Spirit Awards that “Get Out” was nominated for this year. The film also competed in the Best Director, Best Male Lead, Best Screenplay, and Best Editing categories. “Get Out” has been one of the most acclaimed titles this awards season, being honored by the National Board of Review, the Gotham Awards, and numerous critics groups.
For the last four years, the winner of the Best Feature prize at the Indie Spirit Awards has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Picture: “Moonlight,” “Spotlight,” “Birdman” and “12 Years A Slave.” “Silver Linings Playbook” was the last Indie Spirit Award winner for Best Feature not to go on to win the Oscar. “Argo” won Best Picture that year.