Awards for 2005

Independent Spirit Award

Best Supporting Male

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Supporting Female

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Director

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Screenplay

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best First Screenplay

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Cinematography

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Documentary

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Foreign Film

WINNER

NOMINEES



Oasis: Chang-dong Lee
South Korea.

Yesterday: Darrell Roodt
South Africa.

Best Female Lead

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best First Feature

WINNER

Garden State: Zach Braff (director), Pamela Abdy (producer), Gary Gilbert (producer), Dan Halsted (producer), Richard Klubeck (producer)

NOMINEES

Brother to Brother: Rodney Evans (director/producer), Jim McKay (producer), Isen Robbins (producer), Aimee Schoof (producer)

Napoleon Dynamite: Jared Hess (director), Jeremy Coon (producer), Sean Covel (producer), Chris Wyatt (producer)

Saints and Soldiers: Ryan Little (director/producer), Adam Abel (producer)

The Woodsman: Nicole Kassell (director), Lee Daniels (producer)

Best Debut Performance

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Feature

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Male Lead

WINNER

NOMINEES




Special Distinction Award

WINNER

Mean Creek: Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz, Trevor Morgan, Josh Peck, Carly Schroeder
To the ensemble cast.
"These young actors turned in performances so uniformly unselfish, and so intricately in tune with one another, that it became impossible to single any one of them out from their extraordinary achievement together. Their work is of such high quality that it moves beyond craft to achieve that mysterious truth and beauty that constitutes the finest acting." (nominating committee)

John Cassavetes Award

WINNER

Mean Creek: Jacob Aaron Estes (director/writer), Susan Johnson (producer), Rick Rosenthal (producer), Hagai Shaham (producer)

NOMINEES

Down to the Bone: Debra Granik (director/writer), Richard Lieske (writer), Susan Leber (producer), Anne Rosellini (producer)

On the Outs: Lori Silverbush (director/writer/producer), Michael Skolnik (director/producer)

Robbing Peter: Mario F. de la Vega (director/writer/producer), T. Todd Flinchum (producer), Lisa Y. Garibay (producer)

Unknown Soldier: Ferenc Tóth (director/writer/producer), Sean Bachrodt (producer), Seth Eisman (producer), Chachi Senior (producer)

Someone to Watch Award

WINNER

NOMINEES


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