'Past Lives' Triumphs at Independent Spirit Awards

'Past Lives' won best feature and best director at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, with 'American Fiction' and 'The Holdovers' also receiving major prizes.

Celine Song's 'Past Lives' emerged as a major winner at the Independent Spirit Awards, claiming best feature and best director. The awards highlighted other significant wins, including 'American Fiction' for lead performer (Jeffrey Wright) and 'The Holdovers' for supporting performances. The event, known for celebrating indie films with a budget cap of $20 million, was held in Santa Monica, California, and included gender-neutral acting awards. The ceremony also recognized achievements in television, with Netflix's 'Beef' winning best new scripted series.