2010 Spirit Awards Winners


The 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards just wrapped up live on IFC with the harsh personal drama PRECIOUS sweeping the night with five awards including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Female and Best First Screenplay.

Jeff Bridges won Best Male Lead for his role in CRAZY HEART which also won Best First Feature.  View the complete recap of Spirit Award nominees below and congratulations to all the winners.

Best Feature

SIN NOMBRE
PRECIOUS
THE LAST STATION
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
AMREEKA

Best Director

James Gray – TWO LOVERS
Michael Hoffman – THE LAST STATION
Lee Daniels – PRECIOUS
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – A SERIOUS MAN
Cary Joji Fukunaga – SIN NOMBRE

Best First Feature

THE MESSENGER
EASIER WITH PRACTICE
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
CRAZY HEART
A SINGLE MAN

John Cassavetes Award

ZERO BRIDGE
TREELESS MOUNTAIN
THE NEW YEAR PARADE
HUMPDAY
BIG FAN

Best Screenplay

Lee Toland Krieger – THE VICIOUS KIND
Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman – THE MESSENGER
Michael Hoffman – THE LAST STATION
Greg Mottola – ADVENTURELAND
Scott Neustader and Michael H. Weber – (500) DAYS OF SUMMER

Best First Screenplay

Geoffrey Fletcher -PRECIOUS
Scott Cooper – CRAZY HEART
Sophie Barthes – COLD SOULS
Cherien Dabis – AMREEKA
Tom Ford and David Scearce – A SINGLE MAN

Best Female Lead

Gwyneth Paltrow – TWO LOVERS
Helen Mirren – THE LAST STATION
Gabourey Sidibe – PRECIOUS
Maria Bello – DOWNLOADING NANCY
Nisreen Faour – AMREEKA

Best Male Lead

Jeff Bridges – CRAZY HEART
Souléymane Sy Savané – GOODBYE SOLO
Colin Firth – A SINGLE MAN
Adam Scott – THE VICIOUS KIND
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – (500) DAYS OF SUMMER

Best Supporting Female

Samantha Morton – THE MESSENGER
Natalie Press – FIFTY DEAD MEN WALKING
Dina Korzun – COLD SOULS
Mia Wasikowska – THAT EVENING SUN
Mo’Nique – PRECIOUS

Best Supporting Male

Christopher Plummer – THE LAST STATION
Woody Harrelson – THE MESSENGER
Raymond McKinnon – THAT EVENING SUN
Jemaine Clement – GENTLEMEN BRONCOS
Christian McKay – ME AND ORSON WELLES

Best Foreign Film

LA NANA (THE MAID)
MOTHER
EVERLASTING MOMENTS
AN EDUCATION
A PROPHET

Best Documentary

WHICH WAY HOME
OCTOBER COUNTRY
MORE THAN A GAME
FOOD, INC.
ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL

Best Cinematography

Adriano Goldman – SIN NOMBRE
Anne Misawa – TREELESS MOUNTAIN
Peter Zeitlinger – BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS
Andrij Parekh – COLD SOULS
Roger Deakins – A SERIOUS MAN

Robert Altman Award

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Ellen Chenoweth, Rachel Tenner, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Jessica McManus, Fred Melamed, Michael Stuhlbarg, Aaron Wolff – A SERIOUS MAN

Producers Award

Dia Sokol – BEESWAX, NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS
Larry Fessenden – I SELL THE DEAD, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL
Karin Chien – THE EXPLODING GIRL, SANTA MESA

Someone to Watch Award

Tariq Tapa – ZERO BRIDGE
Kyle Patrick Alvarez – EASIER WITH PRACTICE
Asiel Norton – REDLAND

Chaz and Roger Ebert Truer than Fiction Award

Natalia Almada – EL GENERAL
Jessica Oreck – BEETLE QUEEN CONQUERS TOKYO
Bill Ross and Turner Ross – 45365

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