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Film Independent Spirit Awards: Winners (live in updates)

28 Film Independent Spirit of the Year Award will be awarded on Saturday afternoon.

Ke Huy Quan added another award to add to his haul, taking home the first award handed out during the show for

Everything Everywhere All at Once. The film’s writers and directors, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Schneider, won the Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, while Stephanie Hsu won Best Breakthrough Performance. Everything Everywhere also won for Paul Rogers’ editing work.

The Bear was named Best New Screenplay Series, with Ayo Edebiri for Best Supporting Actor in the series Acting in a new scripted series.

Traditionally, the show was held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. The awards ceremony hosted by Hasan Minhaj will be streamed live on Film Independent’s YouTube channel as well as on IMDb’s YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter . (Check out the star-studded red carpet arrival here.)

Enter the show, all at the same time led the ) movie Nominated with eight nominations, including Best Feature Film and Best Director. Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis were also nominated for performances.

On TV, Abbott Elementary, The Bear, Severance and Station Eleven is the tied for most nominations , three each.

This year, Film Independent eliminated gender-specific acting categories and awarded best male /Actress and Actor/Supporting Actress are replaced by gender-neutral categories with the same number of nominations. New Category, Best Lead Performance and Best Support Performance, Nominated per Feature .

Also at the ceremony, Sarah Polley’s Women Talking will receive the Robert Altman Award, awarded to Film director, casting director and ensemble cast. Pachinko won Best Ensemble Actor in a New Screenplay Series.

The list of nominees below will be updated as they are announced live. Find all our awards season coverage here .


(BONUS TO Producer)

bones and all

1235340848 Producers: Timothee Chalamet, Francesco Melzi d’Arriel, Luca Guadagnino, David Kaganich, Lorenzo Mieli, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, Theresa Park, Peter Spears


Producers: Daniel Kwan, Mike Larocca, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang

Our Father, the Devil

Producers: Ellie Foumbi, Joseph Mastantuono

12353408481235340685 Producers: Todd Field, Scott Lambert, Alex andra Milchan

woman talking

Producers: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Frances McDormand

Best First Feature

(Awards to director and producer)

After the Sun

Director: Charlotte Wells 1235281061
Producers: Mark Ceryak, Amy Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski


Director: John Barton Ford
1235340848 Producers: Taylor Davidson, Aubrey Plaza, Drew Sykes


Director: Grace Bratton
Producers: Effie T. Brown, Chester Aljnar Gordon


Director: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
Producer: Danijel Pek, Rodrigo Teixeira

palm trees and power lines

Director/Producer: Jamie Dack
Producer: Leah Chen Baker

John Cassavetes Award

for the best film made under $1 million (the award goes to screenwriters, Director and Producer)

African Despair
Writer/Director/Producer: Martine Syms
Writer/Producer: Rocket Caleshu
1235340685 Producer: Vic Brooks

A love song
Writer/Director/Producer: Max Walker-Silverman

Producers: Jesse Hope, Dan Jan Victoria

1235340685 Writer/Director: Ricky D’Ambrose
1235281061 Producer: Graham Swon

St. Emmie

Writer/Director: Araceli Lemos
Writer/Producer: Giulia Caruso
Producers: Mathieu Bompoint, Ki Jin Kim, Konstantinos Vassilaros

Something is in the dirt
Screenwriter/ Director/Producer: Justin Benson
Director/Producer: Aaron Moorhead
1235340848 Producer: David Lawson Jr.

Best Director

Todd Field, Tár(​​

Kogonada, After Yang

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything is everywhere

Sarah Polley, Women Talk

Halina Reijn, BODY BODY BODY


Lena Dunham, Catherine Called Birdy

Todd Field,


Kogonada, Empress Yang

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, all at the same time (WINNER)

Sarah Polley, Women talk

best Female Screenplay

Joel Kim Booster, Fire Island

Jamie Dack, Audrey Findlay, story by Jamie Dack, palm trees and power lines

KD Dávila , Emergency

Sarah DeLappe, Kristen Roupenian’s story, Bodies Bodies Bodies

John Patton Ford, Emily the Criminal (WINNER)


Cate Blanchett Tár ( ​​

Dell Dickey, A Love Song

Mia Goth, Pearl

Regina Hall, Mingle for Jesus trumpet. Save your soul.

Aubrey Plaza, Emily the Criminal

Jeremy Pope, check

Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie

Taylor Russell, Bones and All

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All Once

Best Supporting Actor

Jamie Lee Curtis, Everywhere

Brian Tyree Henry, Causeway

Nina Hoss, Tár

Brian d’Arcy James, Cathedral

Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere (WINNER)

Trevante Rhodes, Bruiser

Theo Rossi, Emily the Criminal

Mark Rylance, bones and all

Jonathan Tucker, Palm Trees and Power Lines

Gabrielle Union, The Inspection

Best Breakthrough Performance

(New Award)

Frankie Corio, Aftersun

Gracija Filipović, Murina

Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All Once(WINNER)

Lily McInerny, Palm trees and power lines

Daniel Zolghadri, interesting page

Best Cinematography

Florian Hoffmeister, Tár (winner)

Hélène Louvart, Murina

Gregory Oke, Aftersun

Eliot Rockett, Pearl

Anisia Uzeyman,

Neptune Frost

Best Cut

Ricky D’Ambrose, The Cathedral

Dean Fleischer Camp, Nick Paley, Marcel the Shell with Shoes

Blair McClendon, Aftersun

Paul Rogers, All at the same time (winner)

Monika Willi, Tár( ​​

Robert Altman Award

(To the director, casting director and cast of a film)

woman talking

Director: Sarah Polley
Casting Directors: John Buchan, Jason Knight
Ensemble Cast: Shayla Brown, Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy, Kira Guloien, Kate Hallett, Judith Ivey, Rooney Mara, Sheila McCarthy, Frances McDormand, Michelle McLeod, Liv McNeil, Ben Whishaw, August Winter

Best Documentary Mental

(for director and producer)

everything that breathes

1235340848 Director/Producer: Shaunak Sen
Producers: Teddy Leifer, Aman Mann

All the Beauty and Bleeding (winner)
1235281061 Director/Producer: Laura Poitras
1235340685 Producers: Howard Gertler, Nan Goldin, Yoni Golijov, John Lyons

House made of debris

1235268096 Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont Producer: Monica Hellström

1235340848 Director/Producer: Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing

Producers: Mila Aung-Thwin, Ulla Lehmann, Bob Moore

Director: Sierra Pettengill
Producer: Sara Archambault , Jamila Wignot

Best International Film​​

(for the director)

corsage (Austria/Luxembourg/France/Belgium/Italy/United Kingdom)
Director: Marie Kruse

Joyland(Pakistan/USA)(WINNER )

Director: Saim Sadiq

Leonor Will Never Die(the Philippines)
1235340848 Director: Matica Ramirez Escobar

back to Seoul (Korea/France/Belgium/Romania)
Director: David Chow

Saint Omer
Director : Alice Diop

Robert Altman Award

woman talking

Director: Sarah Polley
Casting directors: John Buchan, Jason Knight
Ensemble Cast: Shayla Brown, Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy, Kira Guloien, Kate Hallett, Judith Ivey, Rooney Mara, Sheila McCarthy, Frances McDormand, Michelle McLeod, Liv McNeil, Ben Whishaw, August Winter

by Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Awarded Producer Award

is now at 29th year, the awards honor emerging filmmakers who, despite very limited resources, have demonstrated the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce high-quality independent films.

Liz Cardenas

Tory Lenosky

David Grove Churchill Viste

Someone is watching the prize

This year is the This award honors a talented and visionary filmmaker who has yet to be properly recognized.

Adamma Ebo, whistle for Jesus. Save your soul.

Nikyatu Jusu, nanny


Araceli Lemos, St. Emmy Award True Than Fiction Award

Now in it’s 26 This year, the award goes to an emerging non-fiction director who has yet to receive major recognition.

Isabel Castro Mia

Reed Davenport, I didn’t see you there (winner)

Rebecca Hunt, Beba


(Awards to Creator, Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer)

Dungeon Kids
Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Liz Garbus, Jon Bardin, Ted Gesing , Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Kate Barry; Co-Executive Producer: Julie Gaither

Mind Over Murder
Executive Producers: Marc Smerling, Nanfu Wang, Max Heckman, Chad Mumm, Mark W. Olsen, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller , Sara Rodriguez

Pepsi where is my jet ?

Executive Producers: Nick Boak, Andrew Renzi, Andrew D. Corkin, Theo James, Andrew Fried, Jordan Wynn, Dane Lillegard, Sarina Roma; Co-Executive Producer: Jeremiah Murphy

The Rehearsal (winner)

creator/executive Producer: Nathan Field; Executive Producers: Dave Paige, Dan McManus, Christie Smith; Co-Executive Producers: Carrie Kemper, Eric Notarnicola

We need to talk about Cosby

1235281061 Executive Producers: W. Kamau Bell, Andrew Fried, Katie A. King, Vinnie Malhotra, Dane Liller Gard, Selina Roman, Jordan Wayne; Co-Executive Producer: Geraldine L. Porras

Best New Screenplay Series

(Awards for Creator, Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer)

Bear (winner)
Creator/Executive Producer: Christopher Storer; Executive Producer: Joanna Calo , Josh Senior, Hiro Murai, Nate Matteson; Co-Executive Producer: Rene Gube

1235340685 Creator/Executive Producer: Soo Hugh; Executive Producers: Michael Ellenberg, Lindsey Springer, Theresa Kang-Lowe, Richard Middleton, Justin Chon, Kogonada; Co-Executive Producers: Dani Gorin, Sebastian Lee, David Kim, Ethan Kuperberg


Creators/Executive Producers: Marsha Greene, Annmarie Morais, Arnold Pinnock; Creators/Co-Executive Producers: Bruce Ramsay; Creators: Aubrey Nealon; Executive Producers: Ian Dimerman, Jennifer Kawaja, Charles Officer, RT Thorne, Aml Ameen, Bruno Dubé, Alfre Woodard, Rose Catherine Pinkney, Devin Griffin; Co-Executive Producers: Elise Cousineau, Andrea Glinski, Steve Cochrane, Daphne Park

Severance pay
Creator/Executive Producer: Dan Erickson; Executive Producers: Ben Stiller, Nicholas Weinstock, Jackie Cohen, Mark Friedman, Andrew Colville, Chris Black, John Cameron; Co-Executive Producers: Jill Footlick, Kari Drake

Station Eleven
Creator/Executive Producer 😛 atrick Somerville; Executive Producers: Jessica Rhoades, Scott Steindorff, Dylan Russell, Scott Delman, Jeremy Podeswa, Hiro Murai, Nate Matteson; Co-Executive Producers: David Nicksay, Nick Cuse

Best Lead Performance in a New Screenplay Series

Aml Ameen, The Porter

Mohammed Amer, Mo

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary School

Bridget Everett, Somebody Somewhere

KaMillion, Rap Sh!t

Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets

Himesh Patel, Station 11

Sue Ann Pien, As we see it

Adam Scott, Severance


The best of the new scripted series Best Supporting Performance

Danielle Deadwyler, Station 11

Ayo Edebiri, The Bear ( Winner)

Jeff Hiller, someone so mewhere

Gbemisola Ikumelo , A League of Their Own

Janelle James, Abbott Elementary School

Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Bear

Frankie Quiñones, This Fool

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary School

Molly Shannon, I love you

Tramell Tillman, Severance

Best of new scripted series Ensemble

marbles machine
Ensemble Cast: Soji Arai, Jin Ha, Inji Jeong, Minha Kim, Kaho Minami, Lee Minho, Steve Sanghyun Noh, Anna Sawai, Jimmi Simpson, Yuh-jung Youn



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