2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards: The Complete List of Winners!
Just one night before the Oscars take over town, stars flocked to the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards on the Santa Monica Beach earlier this evening (March 1).
Meanwhile, "12 Years a Slave" and "Fruitvale Station" were recognized for Best Feature and Best First Feature, respectively.
In addition, Steve McQueen and John Ridley were recognized for their outstanding work in directing and adapting the screenplay to the Oscar-nominated film also starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Check out the full list of winners from the 2014 Spirit Awards below!
12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD - Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. Award given to the writer, director, and producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.
This Is Martin Bonner
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
BEST MALE LEAD
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
Short Term 12
BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)
20 Feet From Stardom
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
Blue is the Warmest Color
PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The Piaget 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 funded by Piaget.
Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD - (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
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