2020 Independent Spirit Awards: The Complete Winners List

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The 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards are here!

Hosted by Aubrey Plaza, the stars gathered at Santa Monica beach in California, to celebrate the best in indie film on Saturday. Held the day before the Oscars, the 35th annual Spirit Awards was a star-studded affair with Jennifer Lopez and Scarlett Johansson up for awards, as well as their respective films, Hustlers and Marriage Story

Lulu Wang's movie, The Farewell, took the big award of the night, Best Feature. Adam Sandler won the Best Actor award for his role in Uncut Gems, with Renée Zellweger nabbing Best Female Lead for Judy. There was also a handful of first-time winner. 

See the full list of winners, below"

BEST FEATURE

A Hidden Life
Clemency
The Farewell --
WINNER
Marriage Story
Uncut Gems

 
BEST FIRST FEATURE

Booksmart -- WINNER
The Climb
Diane
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
The Mustang
See You Yesterday

 
BEST FEMALE LEAD

Karen Allen, Colewell
Hong Chau, Driveways
Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
Mary Kay Place, Diane
Alfre Woodard, Clemency
Renée Zellweger, Judy -- WINNER
 
BEST MALE LEAD

Chris Galust, Give Me Liberty
Kelvin Harrison Jr., Luce
Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse
Matthias Schoenaerts, The Mustang
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems -- WINNER
 
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Taylor Russell, Waves
Lauren "LoLo" Spencer, Give Me Liberty
Octavia Spencer, Luce
Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell -- WINNER
 
BEST SUPPORTING MALE

Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse -- WINNER
Noah Jupe, Honey Boy
Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy
Jonathan Majors, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Wendell Pierce, Burning Cane
 
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
Given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast.

Marriage Story
Director: Noah Baumbach
Casting Directors: Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler
Ensemble Cast: Alan Alda, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Julie Hagerty, Scarlett Johansson, Ray Liotta, Azhy Robertson, Merritt Wever

BEST DIRECTOR

Alma Har'el, Honey Boy
Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers
Julius Onah, Luce
Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse
Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems -- WINNER
 
BEST SCREENPLAY

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story -- WINNER
Jason Begue & Shawn Snyder, To Dust
Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems
Chinonye Chukwu, Clemency
Tarell Alvin McCraney, High Flying Bird

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

Fredrica Bailey & Stefon Bristol, See You Yesterday -- WINNER
Hannah Bos & Paul Thureen, Driveways
Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy, Blow the Man Down
Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe, Greener Grass
James Montague & Craig W. Sanger, The Vast of Night

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Todd Banhazl, Hustlers
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse -- WINNER
Natasha Braier, Honey Boy
Chananun Chotrungroj, The Third Wife
Pawel Pogorzelski, Midsommar
 
BEST EDITING

Julie Béziau, The Third Wife
Ronald Bronstein & Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems -- WINNER
Tyler L. Cook, Sword of Trust
Louise Ford, The Lighthouse
Kirill Mikhanovsky, Give Me Liberty

BEST DOCUMENTARY

American Factory -- WINNER
Apollo 11
For Sama
Honeyland
Island of the Hungry Ghosts

 
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

Invisible Life (Brazil)
Les Misérables (France)
Parasite (South Korea) -- WINNER
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (France)
Retablo (Peru)
The Souvenir (United Kingdom)

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Given to the best feature made for under $500,000

Burning Cane
Colewell
Give Me Liberty -- WINNER
Premature
Wild Nights With Emily
 
BONNIE AWARD
Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo joined American Airlines in 1973 at age 24, becoming the first female pilot to fly for a major U.S. airline. In her honor, the third Bonnie Award will recognize a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant, sponsored by American Airlines.
 
Marielle Heller
Kelly Reichardt -- WINNER
Lulu Wang
 
PRODUCERS AWARD
The 23rd annual Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
 
Mollye Asher -- WINNER
Krista Parris
Ryan Zacarias
 
SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
The 26th annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
 
Rashaad Ernesto Green, Premature -- WINNER
Ash Mayfair, The Third Wife
Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man in San Francisco
 
TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
The 25th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
 
Khalik Allah, Black Mother
Davy Rothbart, 17 Blocks
Nadia Shihab, Jaddoland  -- WINNER
Erick Stoll & Chase Whiteside, América

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