Get Out gets Oscar boost, triumphing at Spirit Awards

Jordan Peele accepting the Best Director Award for Get Out at the Spirit Awards on March 3, 2018.
Jordan Peele accepting the Best Director Award for Get Out at the Spirit Awards on March 3, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Satirical horror flick Get Out was honoured on Saturday at the Spirit Awards - the latest in a string of prizes the film has picked up, with the Oscars just one day away (Monday morning, Singapore time).

The Film Independent Spirit Awards, an annual celebration of low-budget cinema, are seen as a strong indicator of movies that could strike Oscars gold.

Five of the last six best feature winners have gone on to best picture glory at the Academy Awards, including Moonlight, Spotlight and Birdman.

Get Out has four Oscar nominations, including best picture and best director.

The prize for best actor went to Timothee Chalamet, whose performance as a lovelorn teen in Call Me By Your Name has seen him win numerous awards.

Frances McDormand won best actress, her third Spirit Award, for her searing performance as a rage-filled grieving mother in black comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Sam Rockwell won best supporting actor for Three Billboards.

The best supporting actress prize went to Allison Janney, for playing figure skater Tonya Harding's cold, brutal mother in acclaimed biopic I, Tonya.