Indie Spirit Awards Distributed

by | March 6, 2006 | Comments

Lost in the shadow of the weekend’s Oscar coverage was the annual Independent Spirit Awards presentation, which is where you’ll find … a lot of accolades similar to the Academy Award winners.

Best Feature: "Brokeback Mountain"

Best Director: Ang Lee, "Brokeback Mountain"

Best Screenplay: Dan Futterman, "Capote"

Best First Feature
: Paul Haggis, "Crash"

Best First Screenplay
: Duncan Tucker, "Transamerica"

John Cassavetes Award
: "Conventioneers" (For the Best Feature made for under $500,000) Director: Mora Stephens

Best Supporting Female: Amy Adams, "Junebug"

Best Supporting Male: Matt Dillon, "Crash"

Best Female Lead
: Felicity Huffman, "Transamerica"

Best Male Lead: Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Capote"

Best Cinematography: Robert Elswit, "Good Night, and Good Luck"

Best Foreign Film
: "Paradise Now" Director: Hany Abu-Assad

Best Documentary
: "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" Director: Alex Gibney

AMC/American Express Producers Award: Caroline Baron, "Capote", "Monsoon Wedding" ($25,000 unrestricted grant — honors producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality independent films.)

IFC/Acura Someone To Watch Award
: Ian Gamazon and Neill Dela Llana, "Cavite" ($25,000 unrestricted — honors a director of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.)

Truer Than Fiction Award: Ian Olds and Garrett Scott, "Occupation: Dreamland" ($25,000 unrestricted — presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features.)

For more on the Independent Spirit Awards, check out the report at Indiewire / Yahoo!

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