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Who Won the Independent Spirit Awards 2015?

Spirit Awards 2015

Yep, there was another awards show this weekend...

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The Independent Spirit Awards were unfortunately overshadowed by the HBIC of award shows...the Oscars. But still, we thought it worthwhile to give a Spirit-ed update.

The nominees and winners weren't too surprising this year, considering the Independent Spirit Awards rules and regulations: films must have less than a 20 million dollar budget (#pocketchange) and be "American," among others.

And the 2015 results below...

BEST FEATURE

-Birdman - winner

-Boyhood
-Love Is Strange
-Selma
-Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR

-Richard Linklater, Boyhood - winner

-Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

-Ava DuVernay, Selma
-Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman
-David Zellner, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

BEST SCREENPLAY

-Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler - winner

-Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, Big Eyes

-J.C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year
-Jim Jarmusch, Only Lovers Left Alive
-Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, Love is Strange

BEST FIRST FEATURE

-Nightcrawler - winner

-A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

-Dear White People
-Obvious Child
-She's Lost Control

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

-Justin Simien, Dear White People - winner
-Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behavior
-Sara Colangelo, Little Accidents
-Justin Lader, The One I Love
-Anja Marquardt, She's Lost Control

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD

-Land Ho! - winner
-Blue Ruin
-It Felt Like Love
-Man From Reno
-Test

BEST FEMALE LEAD

-Julianne Moore, Still Alice - winner
-Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
-Rinko Kikuchi, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
-Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
-Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive

BEST MALE LEAD

-Michael Keaton, Birdman - winner
-Andre Benjamin, Jimi: All Is By My Side
-Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
-John Lithgow, Love is Strange
-David Oyelowo, Selma

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

-Patricia Arquette, Boyhood - winner
-Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
-Carmen Ejogo, Selma
-Andrea Suarez Paz, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
-Emma Stone, Birdman

BEST SUPPORTING

-J.K. Simmons, Whiplash - winner
-Riz Ahmed, Nightcrawler
-Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
-Alfred Molina, Love is Strange
-Edward Norton, Birdman

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

-Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman - winner
-Darius Khondji, TheImmigrant
-Sean Porter, It Felt Like Love
-Lyle Vincent, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
-Bradford Young, Selma

BEST EDITING

-Tom Cross, Whiplash - winner

-Sandra Adair, Boyhood

-John Gilroy, Nightcrawler
-Ron Patane, A Most Violent Year
-Adam Wingard, The Guest

BEST DOCUMENTARY

-CITIZENFOUR - winner

-20,000 Days on Earth

-Stray Dog
-The Salt of the Earth
-Virunga

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD:

-Inherent Vice

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