Spirit Awards: Abraham Attah Wins Best Male Lead for ‘Beasts of No Nation’

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What a fantastic news! Abraham Attah was named best male lead at the 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday. The Film Independent Spirit Awards, which recognizes achievement in films with budgets less than $20 million, gave out its awards on Saturday, aka Oscars Eve.

The Beasts of No Nation actor, who is  only 15 years old, beat out fellow actors Ben Mendelsohn (Mississippi Grind), Christopher Abbott (James White), Jason Segel (The End of the Tour) and Koudous Seihon (Mediterranea) for the honor.

The smiling first-time performer thanked everyone from his fellow winner and costar Idris Elba to the Netflix film’s director, Cary Fukunaga, to the costume designers when he took the stage.

Earlier in the night, Elba brought the young actor from Ghana up with him to share his best supporting male actor award. “I couldn’t have done it without you,” Elba told Attah.

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Attah played child soldier Agu in the African war drama, which was Netflix’s first original narrative film.

During the show’s opening monologue, co-hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Kate McKinnon joked about the roundup of this year’s films while mentioning Beast of No Nation, Room and Spotlight. “This year’s nominees cover a wide variety of difficult subjects ranging from child abuse to even worse child abuse,” said Nanjiani. Jacob Tremblay, 9, of Room, was also in attendance as a presenter.

The Spirit Awards took place on Saturday, and the show known as the indie Oscars is handing out accolades for 2015 films. To make things interesting, many of this year’s nominees have also received Oscar nominations, and a win here historically bodes well for the Academy Awards ceremony. We kept up with the winners, so check out who took home the gold!

BEST FEATURE: Spotlight
BEST FIRST FEATURE: The Diary of a Teenage Girl
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD: Krisha
BEST DIRECTOR: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
BEST SCREENPLAY: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY: Emma Donoghue, Room
BEST FEMALE LEAD: Brie Larson, Room
BEST MALE LEAD: Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE: Mya Taylor, Tangerine
BEST SUPPORTING MALE: Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Carol
BEST FILM EDITING: Spotlight
BEST DOCUMENTARY: The Look of Silence
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM: Son of Saul
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD: Spotlight
18TH ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD: Mel Eslyn
KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD: Felix Thompson
21ST ANNUAL LENSCRAFTERS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD: Incorruptible

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Feb. 28, 2016

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