Independent Spirit Award Winners

The Spirit Award Winners! 'Precious' dominated most of the evening and (500) Days of Summer won Best Screenplay. (they were snubbed by the Oscars for this) The Whitest Kids U'Know were there too! A plus for everyone.

Best Feature
WINNER: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Other Nominees:(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Amreeka (2009)

The Last Station (2009)

Sin nombre (2009)

Best Female Lead
WINNER: Gabourey Sidibe for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Other Nominees:Maria Bello for Downloading Nancy (2008)

Nisreen Faour for Amreeka (2009)

Helen Mirren for The Last Station (2009)

Gwyneth Paltrow for Two Lovers (2008)

Best Male Lead
WINNER: Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart (2009)

Other Nominees:Colin Firth for A Single Man (2009)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt for (500) Days of Summer (2009)

Souleymane Sy Savane for Goodbye Solo (2008)

Adam Scott for The Vicious Kind (2009)

Best Supporting Female
WINNER: Mo'Nique for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Other Nominees:Dina Korzun for Cold Souls (2009)

Samantha Morton for The Messenger (2009/I)

Natalie Press for Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

Mia Wasikowska for That Evening Sun (2009)

Best Supporting Male
WINNER: Woody Harrelson for The Messenger (2009/I)

Other Nominees:Jemaine Clement for Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

Christian McKay for Me and Orson Welles (2008)

Ray McKinnon for That Evening Sun (2009)

Christopher Plummer for The Last Station (2009)

Best Director
WINNER: Lee Daniels for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Other Nominees:Ethan Coen, Joel Coen for A Serious Man (2009)

Cary Fukunaga for Sin nombre (2009)

James Gray for Two Lovers (2008)

Michael Hoffman for The Last Station (2009)

Best Screenplay
WINNER: (500) Days of Summer (2009): Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber

Other Nominees:Adventureland (2009): Greg Mottola

The Messenger (2009/I): Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman

The Last Station (2009): Michael Hoffman

The Vicious Kind (2009): Lee Toland Krieger

Best First Screenplay
WINNER: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009): Geoffrey Fletcher

Other Nominees:Amreeka (2009): Cherien Dabis

Cold Souls (2009): Sophie Barthes

Crazy Heart (2009): Scott Cooper

A Single Man (2009): Tom Ford, David Scearce

Best Cinematography
WINNER: A Serious Man (2009): Roger Deakins

Other Nominees:The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009): Peter Zeitlinger

Cold Souls (2009): Andrij Parekh

Sin nombre (2009): Adriano Goldman

Treeless Mountain (2008): Anne Misawa

Best First Feature
WINNER: Crazy Heart (2009)

Other Nominees:Easier with Practice (2009)

The Messenger (2009/I)

Paranormal Activity (2007)

A Single Man (2009)

Best Foreign Film
WINNER: An Education (2009)

Other Nominees:Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (2008)

Madeo (2009)

La nana (2009)

Un prophète (2009)

Best Documentary
WINNER: Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)

Other Nominees:Food, Inc. (2008)

More Than a Game (2008)

October Country (2009)

Which Way Home (2009)

John Cassavetes Award
WINNER: Humpday (2009)

Other Nominees:Big Fan (2009)

The New Year Parade (2008)

Treeless Mountain (2008)

Zero Bridge (2008)

Truer Than Fiction Award
WINNER:45365 (2009): Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross

Other Nominees:Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo (2009): Jessica Oreck

El general (2009): Natalia Almada

Someone to Watch Award
WINNER:Kyle Patrick Alvarez for Easier with Practice (2009)

Other Nominees:Asiel Norton for Redland (2009)

Tariq Tapa for Zero Bridge (2008)

Producers Award
WINNER:Karin Chien for Santa Mesa (2008), The Exploding Girl (2009)

Other Nominees:Larry Fessenden for I Sell the Dead (2008), The House of the Devil (2009)

Dia Sokol for Beeswax (2009), Nights and Weekends (2008)

Robert Altman Award
WINNERA Serious Man (2009)

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