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Watch Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Steve McQueen And More Accept Their 2014 Spirit Awards

Watch Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Steve McQueen And More Accept Their 2014 Spirit Awards

The 2014 Independent Spirit Awards took place this past weekend, on Saturday, March 1st. While an edited version of the ceremony aired on IFC, the full speeches are now available for viewing on YouTube. 

READ MORE: Can Little Indies Hope to Win Big Awards? The Independent Spirit Awards Beg the Question

All videos pertaining to the Spirit Awards — including interviews and highlights, in addition to acceptance speeches — can be found here

These are all the winners, along with the corresponding acceptance speeches:

Best Feature: “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=mdNNNJ9Ar9I

Best Director: Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=L7HXSRapBak

Best Screenplay: John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=qfZgdqxEl8U

Best First Feature: “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Company)

Director: Ryan Coogler, Producers: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=oIPWb1oTz5g

Best First Screenplay: Bob Nelson, “Nebraska” (Paramount Pictures)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=vzwWOEUGeAU

John Cassavetes Award (For best feature made under $500,000): “This is Martin Bonner” (Monterey Media inc)

Writer/Director: Chad Hartigan, Producer: Cherie Saulter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=FpLoJjKdDUM

Best Supporting Female: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=sOR-OOUMqFo

Best Supporting Male: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=er1Egdp64eo

Best Female Lead: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” (Sony Pictures Classics)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=6q0DNNQSxYc

Best Male Lead: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=y_w-Nm10vY0

Robert Altman Award: “Mud” (Roadside Attractions / Lionsgate)

Director: Jeff Nichols, Casting Director: Francine Maisler, Ensemble Cast: Joe Don Baker, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Tye Sheridan, Paul Sparks, Bonnie Sturdivant, Reese Witherspoon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=54CRrqjLlQQ

Best Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt, “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=FDz7iR6hfPc

Best Editing: Nat Sanders, “Short Term 12” (Cinedigm)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=1MpOFWPwrGM

Best Documentary: “20 Feet From Stardom”(Radius-TWC)

Director/Producer: Morgan Neville, Producers: Gil Friesen, Caitrin Rogers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=O1dJJEx3R9A

Note: “Blue is the Warmest Color” won Best International Film but no one from the film was present at the ceremony.

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