13th Independent Spirit Awards

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The 1997 Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 1997, were announced on March 21, 1998. It was hosted by John Turturro.

Nominees and winners[edit]

Best Feature[edit]

The Apostle

Best First Feature[edit]

Eve's Bayou

Best Director[edit]

Robert DuvallThe Apostle

Best Male Lead[edit]

Robert DuvallThe Apostle

Best Female Lead[edit]

Julie ChristieAfterglow

Best Supporting Male[edit]

Jason LeeChasing Amy

Best Supporting Female[edit]

Debbi MorganEve's Bayou

Best Screenplay[edit]

Chasing AmyKevin Smith

Best First Screenplay[edit]

In the Company of MenNeil LaBute

Best Cinematography[edit]

Kama Sutra: A Tale of LoveDeclan Quinn

Best Foreign Film[edit]

The Sweet HereafterCanada

Best Debut Performance[edit]

Aaron EckhartIn the Company of Men

Truer Than Fiction Award[edit]

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
Soul in the Hole

Producers Award[edit]

Scott Macauley and Robin O'Hara – Habit

  • Margot Bridger
  • Lisa Onodera
  • Richard Raddon
  • Susan A. Stover

Someone to Watch Award[edit]

Scott Saunders – The Headhunter's Sister


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