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DAILY NEWS: Spirit Award Winners

DAILY NEWS: Spirit Award Winners

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The 15th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards Winners


BEST FEATURE

(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


    BEST DIRECTOR

  • Alexander Payne, "Election"

    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

    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

    BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE

    (Actors making their first appearance in a feature film)

  • Kimberly J. Brown, "Tumbleweeds"

    BEST FEMALE LEAD

  • Hilary Swank, "Boys Don't Cry"


    BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

  • Chloë Sevigny, "Boys Don't Cry"


    BEST MALE LEAD

  • Richard Farnsworth, "The Straight Story"


    BEST SUPPORTING MALE

  • Steve Zahn, "Happy, Texas"


    BEST SCREENPLAY

  • Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, "Election"


    BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

  • Charlie Kaufman, "Being John Malkovich"

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER

  • Lisa Rinzler, "Three Seasons"


    BEST FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the Director)

    *Executive Producers are not listed.

  • "Run Lola Run" (German), Director: Tom Tykwer

    PRODUCERS AWARD

  • Pam Koffler, "I'm Losing You" and "Office Killer"

    TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD

  • Owsley Brown, "Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles"

    SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD

  • Cauleen Smith, director of "Drylongso"

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