‘Past Lives,’ ‘American Fiction,’ and ‘The Holdovers’ Dominate Independent Spirit Awards

‘Past Lives,’ ‘American Fiction,’ and ‘The Holdovers’ emerged as the top winners at the 2024 Independent Spirit Awards, capturing major awards including best feature, best director, and best lead and supporting performances.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards, celebrating its 39th edition, saw ‘Past Lives’ winning best feature and director, ‘American Fiction’ securing lead performance and screenplay awards, and ‘The Holdovers’ honored for supporting and breakthrough performances. The awards ceremony, acknowledging films with a budget under $20 million, was held beachside in Santa Monica and streamed live, highlighting the independent film sector's significance in the broader Hollywood awards scene.