Deadline’s Spirit Awards Live Blog

By Dominic Patten, Anthony D'Alessandro, Amanda N'Duka

Associated Press

Open Road’s Oscar hopeful Spotlight swept the proceedings at the 31st annual Film Independent Spirit Awards this afternoon in Santa Monica. The drama about the Boston Globe investigation of the Boston Catholic Church’s child abuse scandal won four awards — Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Editing — as well as the Robert Altman Award for ensemble cast. Here’s how the action went down under the tent and backstage:

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