24th Independent Spirit Awards

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The 2008 Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2008, were announced on February 21, 2009. It was hosted by Steve Coogan.

Nominees and winners[edit]

Best Feature[edit]

The Wrestler

Best First Feature[edit]

Synecdoche, New York

Best Director[edit]

Tom McCarthyThe Visitor

Best Male Lead[edit]

Mickey RourkeThe Wrestler

Best Female Lead[edit]

Melissa LeoFrozen River

Best Supporting Male[edit]

James FrancoMilk

Best Supporting Female[edit]

Penélope CruzVicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Screenplay[edit]

Vicky Cristina BarcelonaWoody Allen

Best First Screenplay[edit]

MilkDustin Lance Black

Best Cinematography[edit]

The WrestlerMaryse Alberti

Best Foreign Film[edit]

The ClassFrance

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Man on Wire

John Cassavetes Award[edit]

In Search of a Midnight Kiss

Truer Than Fiction Award[edit]

The Order of Myths

Producers Award[edit]

Heather RaeFrozen River and Ibid

Someone to Watch Award[edit]

Lynn SheltonMy Effortless Brilliance

Robert Altman Award[edit]

References[edit]

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