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Allison Janney Wins Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female

Janney is also the front runner to take the category at this year's Academy Awards.

Allison Janney in “I, Tonya”

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Allison Janney has won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, the first televised award of the day. Other nominees included Holly Hunter (“The Big Sick”), Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”), Lois Smith (“Marjorie Prime”), and Taliah Lennice Webster (“Good Time”). It’s Janney’s first win and third nomination at the Spirit Awards; she has dominated awards season over the last few months, with wins at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards. She’s considered the category frontrunner at tomorrow’s Academy Awards.

Today’s first prize, Best Cinematography, went to Sayombhu Mukdeeprom for his work on “Call Me by Your Name” and was announced before the telecast began. “I, Tonya” is also up for Best Editing (Tatiana S. Riegel) and Best Female Lead (Margot Robbie).

This year’s ceremony once again took place live on the beach in Santa Monica, with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney hosting the broadcast for IFC.

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