Last week, SXSW Film released its jury awards, recognizing critics’ favorite films out of this year’s competition crop. Now, the festival’s audiences have gotten a chance to chime in as well, with Deadline reporting that the picks for the SXSW Audience Awards are in
Unsurprisingly, given the warm reception it got during its world premiere last Saturday night, Edgar Wright’s upcoming Baby Driver was one of the top winners, beating out movies like James Franco’s The Disaster Artist or Atomic Blonde for the Headliner Award. Meanwhile, Jessica M. Thompson’s sexual assault drama The Light Of The Moon took the top award in the Narrative Feature competition, and Luke Korem’s Dealt, about a blind master of card-based magic, won in documentaries.
Other recognized entries: Kumail Nanjiani’s The Big Sick, an episodic award for Netflix’s Dear White People TV series, and the comedy Mr. Roosevelt, directed, written by, and starring SNL alum Noël Wells. Wells recently made headlines by talking about how happy she was to be done with the NBC sketch show.
You can see the full list of SXSW Audience Award winners here.
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