DAILY NEWS: Spirit Award Nominations

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The 15th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards Nominations


(Award given to the Producer)

Executive Producers are not listed. First-time filmmakers are not eligible for this category.

  • "Election," Producers: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, David Gale, and Keith Samples

  • "The Limey," Producers: John Hardy & Scott Kramer

  • "The Straight Story," Producers: Mary Sweeney & Neal Edelstein

  • "Sugar Town," Producer: Daniel Hassid

  • "Cookie's Fortune," Producer: Robert Altman & Etchie Stroh


  • Alexander Payne, "Election"

  • Harmony Korine, "julien donkey-boy"

  • Steven Soderbergh, "The Limey"

  • David Lynch, "The Straight Story"

  • Doug Liman, "Go"

    BEST FIRST FEATURE - Over $500,000

    (Award given to the Director & Producer) * Executive Producers are not listed.

  • "Being John Malkovich," Director: Spike Jonze Producers: Michael Stipe, Sandy Stern, Steve Golin, and Vincent Landay

  • "Boys Don't Cry," Director: Kimberly Peirce Producers: Jeffrey Sharp, John Hart, Eva Kolodner, and Christine Vachon

  • "Three Seasons," Director: Tony Bui Producers: Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente, & Tony Bui

  • "Twin Falls Idaho," Director: Michael Polish Producers: Marshall Persinger, Rena Ronson and Steven J. Wolfe

  • "Xiu Xiu the Sent Down Girl," Director: Joan Chen Producers: Joan Chen and Alice Chan

    BEST FIRST FEATURE - Under $500,000

    (Award given to the Director & Producer) * Executive Producers are not listed.

  • "The Blair Witch Project," Directors:Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez Producers: Gregg Hale & Robin Cowie

  • "La Ciudad," Director: David Riker Producers: David Riker & Paul S. Mezey

  • "Compensation," Director: Zeinabu Irene Davis Producers: Zeinabu Irene Davis & Marc Arthur Ch