Best and Worst of the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards
Best - 12 Years gets its moment
Whether or not "12 Years" wins best picture or not on Oscar Sunday, it had a Spirits Saturday to remember. Steve McQueen took best director, screenwriter John Ridley gave an emotional screenplay acceptance speech for his win, Lupita N'Yongo dedicated her award to her mother ("Your love has driven me this far"), cinematographer Sean Bobbitt arguably won the biggest honor of his career and, finally, producers DeDe Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Brad Pitt accepted the best film award. It was a great afternoon for a film that has already made cinematic history.
- Gregory Ellwood