19th Independent Spirit Awards

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19th Independent Spirit Awards
DateFebruary 28, 2004
SiteSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Hosted byJohn Waters
Highlights
Best FilmLost in Translation
Most awardsLost in Translation (4)
Most nominationsIn America (6)

The 19th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2003, were presented on February 28, 2004. The nominations were announced on December 4, 2003. John Waters served as host for the fourth consecutive year.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Best Feature[edit]

Lost in Translation

Best First Feature[edit]

Monster

Best Director[edit]

Sofia CoppolaLost in Translation

Best Male Lead[edit]

Bill MurrayLost in Translation

Best Female Lead[edit]

Charlize TheronMonster

Best Supporting Male[edit]

Djimon HounsouIn America

Best Supporting Female[edit]

Shohreh AghdashlooHouse of Sand and Fog

Best Screenplay[edit]

Lost in TranslationSofia Coppola

Best First Screenplay[edit]

The Station AgentTom McCarthy

Best Cinematography[edit]

In AmericaDeclan Quinn

Best Foreign Film[edit]

Whale RiderNew Zealand

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

The Fog of War

Best Debut Performance[edit]

Nikki ReedThirteen

John Cassavetes Award[edit]

The Station Agent

Truer Than Fiction Award[edit]

Megan Mylan and Jon ShenkLost Boys of Sudan

Producers Award[edit]

Mary Jane SkalskiThe Jimmy Show and The Station Agent

Someone to Watch Award[edit]

Andrew BujalskiFunny Ha Ha

Special Distinction Award[edit]

Films with multiple nominations[edit]

  • In America – 6
  • American Splendor – 5
  • Raising Victor Vargas – 5
  • Lost in Translation – 4
  • Shattered Glass – 4
  • The Station Agent – 4
  • House of Sand and Fog – 3
  • Monster – 3
  • Pieces of April – 3
  • Thirteen – 3
  • Anne B. Real – 2
  • Blue Car – 2
  • Elephant – 2
  • Laurel Canyon – 2
  • My Architect – 2
  • Quattro Noza – 2
  • Soldier's Girl – 2
  • Virgin – 2

Films with multiple wins[edit]

  • Lost in Translation – 4
  • The Station Agent – 3
  • In America – 2
  • Monster – 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Lost in Translation' Wins 4 Spirits". The New York Times. Reuters. March 1, 2004. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  2. ^ Munoz, Lorenza (February 28, 2004). "'Lost in Translation' Captures Top Prizes at Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  3. ^ ""Lost In Translation" Tops Independent Spirit Awards, "Station Agent" Another Big Winner". IndieWire. February 28, 2004. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  4. ^ Susman, Gary (February 28, 2004). "Translation sweeps pre-Oscar indie awards". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  5. ^ Oakes, Keily (February 28, 2004). "Translation captures Spirit awards". BBC News. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  6. ^ Crow, Kim (March 1, 2004). "'Lost in Translation' finds success at Independent Spirit". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  7. ^ ""In America", "American Splendor", and "Raising Victor Vargas" Top Nominees for 2004 IFP Independent". IndieWire. December 4, 2003. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
  8. ^ "John Waters returns as Independent Spirit Awards host". The Advocate. January 22, 2004. Retrieved August 22, 2012.

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