Idris Elba was a particular highlight of the show for everyone, including Nanjiani. After announcing that the actor was nominated for Best Supporting Male for his role in Beasts of No Nation, the Silicon Valley star got sidetracked by the wonder that is Elba.
"I truly just got lost in his eyes for a second," Nanjiani said on stage. "That's not on script. I just looked over and there were whirlpools, and I'm trying to climb out. Goodness gracious, let's be friends."
"There was a rumor last year that he was going to be the next James Bond," he continued. "You know what, I just don't see it, a black James Bond. What's next, a female Ghostbuster?"
Elba would end up winning for Best Supporting Male -- and earned a near-standing ovation in the process -- while his young co-star, Abraham Attah, took home the award for Best Male Lead.
But the cutest moment of all may have been after Brie Larson won Best Actress for her incredible turn in Room. Her adorable on-screen son, Jacob Tremblay, stood on his chair to cheer on her win. Then, while giving her acceptance speech, Larson thanked her boyfriend, Phantom Planet singer Alex Greenwald, who screamed back, "I love you!" Greenwald then made a beeline for Larson as she head backstage and was one of the first to congratulate her.
In the end, Spotlight would dominate the show with five wins. Find out the complete list of winners from the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards, below: