Adam Sandler glows as he wins Independent Spirit Award

Adam Sandler takes aim at the Academy Awards after he was snubbed: ‘Let all those douchebag motherf*****s get their Oscar’

Adam Sandler bagged Best Male Lead at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday.

The 53-year-old actor took home the trophy at the awards ceremony, which was held on the beach in Santa Monica, for his work in Uncut Gems.

And the star used his acceptance speech to poke fun at his snub in the category at the Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday.

Happy man: Adam Sandler bagged Best Male Lead at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday

He got it! The 53-year-old actor took home the trophy at the awards ceremony, which was held on the beach in Santa Monica, for his work in Uncut Gems

‘A few weeks back when I got quote-on-quote snubbed by the Oscars, it reminded me when I briefly attended highly and was overlooked for the coveted yearbook superlative Best Looking,’ he joked.

‘That accolade was given to a jean jacket wearing douche bag by the name of Skipper Jenkins, but my classmates did honour me with the allegedly less prestigious ‘Best Personality’.

‘Let all those douchebag motherf*****s get their Oscar tomorrow night. Their handsome, good looks will fade in time, but our indent personalities will shine on forever!’

Dig: And the star used his acceptance speech to poke fun at his snub in the category at the Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday

He sure has a pretty better half: Sandler with his longtime wife Jackie with whom he has two daughters

Life of the party: He was in a great mood as he walked the purple carpet with wife and his pr

His big role: Here Sandler is seen in Uncut Gems. He plays a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score

Uncut Gems was a big winner on the night, as it also won a Best Director accolade for Safdie brothers Benny and Josh, and the Best Editing award for Ronald Bronstein and Benny Safdie.

Elsewhere in the evening, Renée Zellweger bagged the gong for Best Female Lead for her starring role in Judy Garland biopic Judy while the coveted Best Feature award went to The Farewell.

Marriage Story picked up the Robert Altman Award – which is given to one film’s director, casting director, and ensemble cast – whilst the movie’s helmer Noah Baumbach also bagged the Best Screenplay trophy.

Willem Dafoe was recognized as Best Supporting Male for The Lighthouse, while The Farewell star Zhao Shuzhen took home Best Supporting Female.

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A pal: Here the star is seen standing with his wife Jackie as he spoke to Margaret Qualley

2020 Independent Spirit Awards Winners

Best Feature

A Hidden Life

Clemency

The Farewell – WINNER

Marriage Story

Uncut Gems

 

Best Director

Robert Eggers – The Lighthouse

Alma Har’el – Honey Boy

Julius Onah – Luce

Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie – Uncut Gems – WINNER

Lorene Scafaria – Hustlers

 

Best First Feature

Booksmart – WINNER

The Climb

Diane

The Last Black Man In San Francisco

The Mustang

See You Yesterday

 

Best Female Lead

Karen Allen – Colewell

Hong Chau – Driveways

Elisabeth Moss – Her Smell

Mary Kay Place – Diane

Alfre Woodard – Clemency

Renée Zellweger – Judy – WINNER

 

Best Male Lead

Chris Galust – Give Me Liberty

Kelvin Harrison Jr. – Luce

Robert Pattinson – The Lighthouse

Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems – WINNER

Matthias Schoenaerts – The Mustang

 

Best Supporting Female

Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers

Taylor Russell – Waves

Zhao Shuzhen – The Farewell – WINNER

Lauren “lolo” Spencer – Give Me Liberty

Octavia Spencer – Luce

 

Best Supporting Male

Willem Dafoe – The Lighthouse – WINNER

Noah Jupe – Honey Boy

Shia Labeouf – Honey Boy

Jonathan Majors – The Last Black Man In San Francisco

Wendell Pierce – Burning Cane

 

Best Screenplay

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story – WINNER

Jason Begue, Shawn Snyder – To Dust

Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie – Uncut Gems

Chinonye Chukwu – Clemency

Tarell Alvin Mccraney – High Flying Bird 

 

Best First Screenplay

Fredrica Bailey, Stefon Bristol – See You Yesterday – WINNER

Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen – Driveways

Bridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy – Blow The Man Down

Jocelyn Deboer, Dawn Luebbe – Greener Grass

James Montague, Craig W. Sanger – The Vast Of Night

 

 

Best Cinematography

Todd Banhazl – Hustlers

Jarin Blaschke – The Lighthouse – WINNER

Natasha Braier – Honey Boy

Chananun Chotrungroj – The Third Wife

Pawel Pogorzelski – Midsommar

 

Best Editing

Julie Béziau – The Third Wife

Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie – Uncut Gems – WINNER

Tyler L. Cook – Sword Of Trust

Louise Ford – The Lighthouse

Kirill Mikhanovsky – Give Me Liberty

 

John Cassavetes Award

Burning Cane

Colewell

Give Me Liberty – WINNER

Premature

Wild Nights With Emily

 

Robert Altman Award

“marriage Story”

 

Best Documentary

American Factory – WINNER

Apollo 11

For Sama

Honeyland

Island Of The Hungry Ghosts

 

Best International Film

Invisible Life, Brazil

Les Miserables, France

Parasite, South Korea – WINNER

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, France

Retablo, Peru

The Souvenir, United Kingdom

 

Piaget Producers Award

Mollye Asher – WINNER

Krista Parris

Ryan Zacarias

 

Someone To Watch Award

Rashaad Ernesto Green – Premature – WINNER

Ash Mayfair – The Third Wife

Joe Talbot – The Last Black Man In San Francisco

 

Truer Than Fiction Award

Khalik Allah – Black Mother

Davy Rothbart – 17 Blocks

Nadia Shihab – Jaddoland – WINNER

Erick Stoll & Chase Whiteside – América

 

Annual Bonnie Award

Marielle Heller

Lulu Wang

Kelly Reichardt – WINNER

 

 

 

 

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