Independent Spirit Awards

2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010




Best Feature
Darren Aronofsky, The Wrestler

Best Director
Tom McCarthy, The Visitor

Best Actor
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Actress
Melissa Leo, Frozen River

Best Supporting Actor
James Franco, Milk

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Screenplay
Woody Allen, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best First Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black, Milk

Best First Feature
Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York

John Cassavetes Award
In Search of a Midnight Kiss

Best Cinematography
Maryse Alberti, The Wrestler

Best Foreign Language Film
The Class

Best Documentary
Man on Wire

Someone to Watch Award
Lynn Shelton, My Effortless Brilliance

Piaget Producers Award
Heather Ray, Frozen River

Truer Than Fiction
Margaret Brown, The Order of Myths

Robert Altman
Ensemble Award Synecdoche, New York

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