Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Awards

Winners Announced: 2/21/2015

◊ indicates winner

Best Feature
Birdman
Boyhood
Love is Strange
Selma
Whiplash

Best First Feature
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Dear White People
Nightcrawler
Obvious Child
She’s Lost Control

John Cassavetes Award (best feature made for under $500,000)
Blue Ruin
It Felt Like Love
Land Ho!
Man from Reno
Test

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
Ava Duvernay, Selma
Alejandro G.Inarritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
David Zellner, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Best Screenplay
Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Big Eyes
J.C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Jim Jarmusch, Only Lovers Left Alive
Ira Sachs, Maurico Zacharias, Love is Strange

Best First Screenplay
Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behavior
Sara Colangelo, Little Accidents
Justin Lader, The One I Love
Anja Marquardt, She’s Lost Control
Justin Simien, Dear White People

Best Cinematography
Darius Khondji, The Immigrant
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Sean Porter, It Felt Like Love
Lyle Vincent, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Bradford Young, Selma

Best Editing
Sandra Adair, Boyhood
Tom Cross, Whiplash
John Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Ron Patane, A Most Violent Year
Adam Wingard, The Guest

Best Male Lead
Andre Benjamin, Jimi: All is By My Side
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, Birdman
John Lithgow, Love is Strange
David Oyelowo, Selma

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

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

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

Best International Film
Force Majeure
Ida
Leviathan
Mommy
Norte, The End of History
Under the Skin

Best Documentary
20,000 Days on Earth
Citizenfour
Stray Dog
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

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