The 38th Film Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best independent films and television series of 2022, were held near the beach at the Santa Monica Pier.
It turned out to be a fun and festive ceremony for actress Ayo Edebiri, who ended up winning the award for Best Supporting Performance In A New Scripted Series for her role in the FX on Hulu series The Bear.
Since the organization behind the awards show introduced gender-neutral categories, instead of the traditionally separated male and female lead and supporting categories, she beat out male co-star Ebon Moss-Bachrach for the trophy.
In another proud moment, Edebiri and Moss-Bachrach were able to celebrate together with some of their colleagues on The Bear when it won the award for Best New Scripted Series.
The comedy-drama, which made its world premiere in June 2022, has received critical acclaim, especially for the directing and cast performances, which resulted in it being greenlit for an upcoming second season.
Winner! Ayo Edebiri, 27, was all smiles when she won the award for Best Supporting Performance In A New Scripted Series for her role in The Bear at the 38th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday
Ahead of all the celebrating for the show’s big wins, Edebiri, 27, struck a number of poses on the red carpet in a metallic Oscar de la Renta minidress covered in sparkly appliqués.
The unique shoulder-less number, which fell to about the middle of her thighs, helped showcase her amazingly toned figure, especially her legs and shoulders.
She also wore a pair of beige open-toe heels, and had her long locks styled in braids, which were pulled into a low ponytail.
At one point during the event Moss-Bachrach and Edebiri struck a few poses together in the IMDb Portrait Studio at the 2023 Independent Spirit Awards.
The actor, who’s best known to many fans for his role in The Punisher, looked handsome in a classic black suit that he matched with a white dress shirt and black tie.
Ayo Edebiri and Moss-Bachrach would also team up with Nicholas Braun, Jenny Slate, and show creator Christopher Storer, who had the Best New Scripted Series trophy in hand, for some celebratory photos in the IMDb Portrait Studio.
The Bear focuses in on a young chef from the world of fine dining who heads back home to Chicago to run his family’s failing Italian beef sandwich shoppe after the suicide of his older brother.
It turns out his late brother left behind debts, a rundown kitchen, and an unruly staff, which has the makings of serious drama for the series.
One-of-a-kind: The actress stuck re carpet poses in a mini dress, that appeared to be made with shells or from a shell design, beige open-toe heels, and had her long locks styled in braids and pulled back off her face and into a ponytail
Strike a pose: Ahead of all the celebrating for the show’s big wins, Edebiri, 27, struck a number of poses on the red carpet in a metallic Oscar de la Renta minidress covered in sparkly appliqués
Leggy display: The unique shoulder-less number, which fell to about the middle of her thighs, helped showcase her amazingly toned figure, especially her legs and shoulders
Winners: Ayo Edebiri and Ebon Moss-Bachrach posed for a photo together ahead of the ceremony
Edebiri, 27, plays the role of Sydney Adamu, a talented but inexperienced chef who joins The Beef as its new sous chef under Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto.
Jeremy Allen White, 32, former star of the hit series Shameless, portrays Carmy, an award-winning New York City chef de cuisine, who returns to his hometown of Chicago after his late brother Michael’s death.
Moss-Bachrach, 45, plays Richard ‘Richie’ Jerimovich, the de facto manager of the restaurant and Michael’s old best friend.
The main cast also includes Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas and Abby Elliott, while the show’s recurring roles are played by the likes of Oliver Platt, Matty Matheson, Edwin Lee Gibson, José Cervante, Corey Hendrix, Richard Esteras and Chris Witaske.
Co-star love fest: Edebiri beat out nine other actors for the award for Best Supporting Performance In A New Scripted Series, including her The Bear co-star; they would pose together in the IMDb Portrait Studio at the 2023 Independent Spirit Awards
Big win! Show creator Christopher Storer held the trophy for Best New Scripted Series when he an some of the cast posed for a few photos in he IMDb Portrait Studio; Edebiri is sitting next to Jenny Slate, while Moss-Bachrach is in between Nicholas Braun an Storer
Glowing: The Boston, Massachusetts native flashed a proud smile when she accepted the award for Best Supporting Performance In A New Scripted Series for her role as Sydney Adamu in the FX on Hulu series The Bear
After receiving critical acclaim, and in particular praise for the directing and performances of its cast, The Bear got the green light for a second season, consisting of 10 new episodes.
The upcoming season two, which will consist of 10 new episodes, is expected to premiere on FX on Hulu somewhere around the middle part of 2023.
Ahead of production on The Bear, Storer was most recognized for his work as a director and executive producer of Ramy (2019-2020); producer on the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Eighth Grade (2018), starring Elsie Fisher; and as director of the Netflix stand-up comedy film Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, which earned him the Peabody Award.
More coming: After receiving critical acclaim, especially for the directing and performances of its cast, The Bear got the green light for a second season, consisting of 10 new episodes, that’s slate to premiere in mid-2023; Edebiri is picture in a scene from season one
2023 Independent Spirit Awards Nominees
Bones And All
Everything Everywhere All At Once-WINNER
Our Father, The Devil
Todd Field – Tár
Kogonada – After Yang
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once-WINNER
Sarah Polley – Women Talking
Halina Reijn – Bodies Bodies Bodies
Best First Feature
Emily The Criminal
Palm Trees And Power Lines
Best Lead Performance
Cate Blanchett – Tár
Dale Dickey – A Love Song
Mia Goth – Pearl
Regina Hall – Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.
Paul Mescal – Aftersun
Aubrey Plaza – Emily The Criminal
Jeremy Pope – The Inspection
Andrea Riseborough – To Leslie
Taylor Russell – Bones And All
Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once-WINNER
Best Supporting Performance
Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway
Nina Hoss – Tár
Brian d’Arcy James – The Cathedral
Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All At Once — WINNER
Trevante Rhodes – Bruiser
Theo Rossi – Emily The Criminal
Mark Rylance – Bones And All
Jonathan Tucker – Palm Trees And Power Lines
Gabrielle Union – The Inspection
Lena Dunham – Catherine Called Birdy
Todd Field – Tár
Kogonada – After Yang
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All At Once — WINNER
Sarah Polley – Women Talking
Best First Screenplay
Joel Kim Booster – Fire Island
Jamie Dack and Audrey Findlay, story by Jamie Dack – Palm Trees And Power Lines
K.D. Dávila – Emergency
Sarah DeLappe, story by Kristen Roupenian – Bodies Bodies Bodies
John Patton Ford – Emily the Criminal — WINNER
Best New Scripted Series
The Bear — WINNER
Best Lead Performance In A New Scripted Series
Aml Ameen – The Porter
Mohammed Amer – Mo
Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary-Winner
Bridget Everett – Somebody Somewhere
KaMillion – Rap Sh!t
Himesh Patel – Station Eleven
Sue Ann Pien – As We See It
Adam Scott – Severance
Ben Whishaw – This Is Going To Hurt
Florian Hoffmeister – Tár — WINNER
Hélène Louvart – Murina
Gregory Oke – Aftersun
Eliot Rockett – Pearl
Anisia Uzeyman – Neptune Frost
Dean Fleischer Camp and Nick Paley – Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
Ricky D’Ambrose – The Cathedral
Blair McClendon – Aftersun
Paul Rogers – Everything Everywhere All At Once — WINNER
Monika Willi – Tár
John Cassavetes Award
The African Desperate
A Love Song
Something In The Dirt
Robert Altman Award
All That Breathes
All The Beauty And The Bloodshed — WINNER
A House Made Of Splinters
Best International Film
Corsage – Austria, Belgium, UK, France, Italy, Luxembourg
Joyland – Pakistan, USA — WINNER
Leonor Will Never Die – Philippines
Return To Seoul – Belgium, France, Romania, South Korea
Saint Omer – France
David Grove Churchill Viste
Someone To Watch Award
Adamma Ebo – Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.
Nikyatu Jusu – Nanny — WINNER
Araceli Lemos – Holy Emy
Truer Than Fiction Award
Isabel Castro – Mija
Reid Davenport – I Didn’t See You There — WINNER
Rebeca Huntt – Beba
Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series
Pachinko – Soji Arai, Jin Ha, Inji Jeong, Minha Kim, Kaho Minami, Lee Minho, Steve Sanghyun Noh, Anna Sawai, Jimmi Simpson, and Yuh-jung Youn — WINNER
Best New Non-Scripted Or Documentary Series
Children Of The Underground
Mind Over Murder
Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?
The Rehearsal — WINNER
We Need To Talk About Cosby
Best Supporting Performance In A New Scripted Series
Danielle Deadwyler – Station Eleven
Ayo Edebiri – The Bear — WINNER
Jeff Hiller – Somebody Somewhere
Gbemisola Ikumelo – A League Of Their Own
Janelle James – Abbott Elementary
Ebon Moss-Bachrach – The Bear
Frankie Quiñones – This Fool
Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary
Molly Shannon – I Love That For You
Tramell Tillman – Severance
Best Breakthrough Performance
Frankie Corio – Aftersun
Garcija Filipovic – Murina
Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All At Once — WINNER
Lily McInerny – Palm Trees and Power Lines
Daniel Zolghadri – Funny Pages