Ayo Edebiri won Best Supporting Actor in a New Screenplay Series at the Independent SpiritAwards for his role in The Bear.
“I really didn’t prepare any comments, my manager gave me a piece of paper,” Edebiri began her acceptance speech. “I just want to say, I really appreciate it. Yeah, it’s really nice and cool.”
She went on, seeing a room—uh, The tent — filled with people who look and feel like her, is important to her.
“I grew up and no one looked like me or felt like me,” Edebiri continued. “It’s really great because I’m in a room full of people who I really admire and respect, but also have a lot of people who look like me and feel like me, which is really great.”
2023 Spirit Award marks the film The first year the Independent switched to gender-neutral acting categories, which resulted in nominees in each category competing for the trophy with nine others instead of five.
Edebiri with Danielle Deadwyler ( Eleventh Station ), Jeff Hiller (Somebody Somewhere Competition ), Gbemisola Ikumelo ( A League of Their Own ), Janelle James ( Abbott Elementary School ), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear), Frankie Quiñones (This Fool), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary School ), Molly Shannon (I Love That For You) and Tramell Tillman (Severance).
Film Independent decided to create a neutral category to follow the Gotham Awards and MTV Movie & TV Awards, among others organization, in recent years.
,” the organization’s president, Josh Welsh, said of the news in August. “We’re also excited to welcome non-binary performers to the Spirit Awards.” , rather than forcing them to choose male or female identity. ”
The Independent Spirit Awards are being streamed live on IMDb and across Film Independent’s various social platforms, their YouTube Channel, Twitter and Facebook.
Check out the star-studded red carpet at the Spirit Awards