25th Independent Spirit Awards Winners - Precious Sweeps!
The Independent Spirit Awards are an annual award given in the name of independent film, featuring plenty of those little indies which deserve the honor and recognition that they won't necessarily be receiving at the Oscars. The winners were announced tonight at an awards ceremony held in Downtown Los Angeles (different from the beach this year). Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire won all 5 awards in all of the categories that it was nominated for, sweeping the Spirit Awards this year, including the coveted Best Feature award. A lot of other great indie film winners can be found below, so read on for the complete list!
You'll notice an [IMDb] link next to each film. This is so you can discover great new films, because there is guaranteed to be at least one film you've never heard of in here. Read on for a complete list of nominees and winners from the 25th Independent Spirit Awards. Winners from each category are designated in BOLD.
BEST MALE LEAD
Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart [IMDb]
Colin Firth - A Single Man [IMDb]
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 500 Days Of Summer [IMDb]
Souléymane Sy Savané - Goodbye Solo [IMDb]
Adam Scott - The Vicious Kind [IMDb]
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Jemaine Clement - Gentleman Broncos [IMDb]
Woody Harrelson - The Messenger [IMDb]
Christian McKay - Me and Orson Welles [IMDb]
Raymond McKinnon - That Evening Sun [IMDb]
Christopher Plummer - The Last Station [IMDb]
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Dina Korzun - Cold Souls [IMDb]
Mo'Nique - Precious [IMDb]
Samantha Morton - The Messenger [IMDb]
Natalie Press - Fifty Dead Men Walking [IMDb]
Mia Wasikowska - That Evening Sun [IMDb]
Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman - The Messenger [IMDb]
Michael Hoffman - The Last Station [IMDb]
Lee Toland Krieger - The Vicious Kind [IMDb]
Greg Mottola - Adventureland [IMDb]
Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber - 500 Days Of Summer [IMDb]
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Sophie Barthes - Cold Souls [IMDb]
Scott Cooper - Crazy Heart [IMDb]
Cherien Dabis - Amreeka [IMDb]
Geoffrey Fletcher - Precious [IMDb]
Tom Ford & David Scearce - A Single Man [IMDb]
Roger Deakins - A Serious Man [IMDb]
Adriano Goldman - Sin Nombre [IMDb]
Anne Misawa - Treeless Mountain [IMDb]
Andrij Parekh - Cold Souls [IMDb]
Peter Zeitlinger - Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans [IMDb]
For last year's list of nominees and winners, which included The Wrestler, Milk, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and The Visitor, just click here. I'm not really sure if these are an early indication of what's to come at the Oscars in a few days. The Spirit Awards usually choose good winners, but they're not always representative of what happens at the Oscars, mainly because half of the films here weren't even nominated at the Oscars. The Hurt Locker wasn't in contention because it originally showed at film festivals in 2008. But I am happy to see 500 Days of Summer win! A very big indie congratulations to all of this year's winners & nominees!
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
That's cool Woody won. He's really good in Messenger. If it wasnt for Waltz in I.B. I would be rooting for Harrelson Sunday night.
People's Champ on Mar 6, 2010
So glad for Woody. Congrats to all the winners as well. Precious was amazing
Barnaby Barrilla on Mar 6, 2010
MrDogbert on Mar 6, 2010
So moon didnt get nominated for anything?
Cody W on Mar 6, 2010
Alex, The Coen's picked up the Robert Altman Award for "A Serious Man", which I believe goes for ensemble cast or something.
Shane on Mar 6, 2010
Anyone know how The Last Station or Evening Sun was? I've been wanting to watch those 2, but didn't know if they were worth the time.
peloquin on Mar 6, 2010
Moon should atleast be nominated. That movie was great.
Daniel Felts on Mar 6, 2010
So one man films a bunch of african americans being themselves aka worthless and he gets a bunch of awards, gg hollywood
Twilightisgay.com on Mar 6, 2010
Eddie Izzard was painfully awful.
JJ Abrams on Mar 7, 2010
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