20th Independent Spirit Awards

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The 20th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2004, were announced on February 26, 2005. It was hosted by Samuel L. Jackson.

Nominees and winners[edit]

Best Feature[edit]

Sideways

Best First Feature[edit]

Garden State

Best Director[edit]

Alexander PayneSideways

Best Male Lead[edit]

Paul GiamattiSideways

Best Female Lead[edit]

Catalina Sandino MorenoMaria Full of Grace

Best Supporting Male[edit]

Thomas Haden ChurchSideways

Best Supporting Female[edit]

Virginia MadsenSideways

Best Screenplay[edit]

SidewaysAlexander Payne and Jim Taylor

Best First Screenplay[edit]

Maria Full of GraceJoshua Marston

Best Cinematography[edit]

The Motorcycle DiariesEric Gautier

Best Foreign Film[edit]

The Sea InsideSpain

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Best Debut Performance[edit]

Rodrigo de la SernaThe Motorcycle Diaries

John Cassavetes Award[edit]

Mean Creek

Truer Than Fiction Award[edit]

Born into Brothels

Producers Award[edit]

Gina Kwon – The Good Girl, Me and You and Everyone We Know and The Motel

Someone to Watch Award[edit]

Jem CohenChain

  • Bryan Poyser – Dear Pillow
  • Jennifer Reeves – The Time We Killed

Special Distinction Award[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Independent bids for Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • ""Sideways" and "Maria Full of Grace" Lead Spirit Award Nominations". indieWire. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • "Spirit Awards Toasts 'Sideways' With Sweep of Six Major Categories". Los Angeles Times. 2005-02-27. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • "Sideways Wins Six at Independent Spirit Awards". indieWire. 2005-02-28. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • "Wine and Spirits". Entertainment Weekly. 2005-03-07. Retrieved 2012-08-21.

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