Film Independent Spirit Awards 2020 Winners: The Complete List

Awards season is in full swing and we're almost at its peak (aka 2020 Oscars). But first, let's honor the best in independent film.

By Corinne Heller Feb 09, 2020 1:14 AMTags
Aubrey Plaza, 2020 Film Independent Spirit AwardsPhillip Faraone/Getty Images

Awards season is in full swing and we're almost at its peak (aka 2020 Oscars). But first, let's honor the best in independent film.

The 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards were held on Saturday and were hosted by returning host Aubrey Plaza

Top nominated movies included The Lighthouse and Uncut Gems, and main star Adam Sandler also received an individual nod. The latter film was also nominated for Best Feature, as was Marriage Story, starring Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver and Laura Dern.

The award ceremony took place in Santa Monica, California and aired live on IFC.

Check out a full list of winners of the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards (refresh for updates):

Best Feature
A Hidden Life
The Farewell - WINNER
Marriage Story
Uncut Gems

Best First Feature
Booksmart - WINNER
The Climb
The Last Black Man In San Francisco
The Mustang
See You Yesterday

Best Female Lead
Karen Allen, Colewell
Hong Chau, Driveways
Elisabeth Moss, Her smell
Mary Kay Place, Diane
Alfre Woodard, Clemency
Renée Zellweger, Judy - WINNER

Best Male Lead
Chris Galust, Give Me Liberty
Kelvin Harrison Jr., Luce
Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems - WINNER
Matthias Schoenaerts, The Mustang

Best Director
Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse
Alma Har'el, Honey Boy
Julius Onah, Luce
Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems - WINNER
Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers

Best Documentary
American Factory - WINNER
Apollo 11
For Sama
Island of the Hungry Ghosts

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Best Supporting Male
Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse - WINNER
Noah Jupe, Honey Boy
Shia Labeouf, Honey Boy
Jonathan Majors, The Last Black Man In San Francisco
Wendell Pierce, Burning Cane

Best Supporting Female
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Taylor Russell, Waves
Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell - WINNER
Lauren "Lolo" Spencer, Give Me Liberty
Octavia Spencer, Luce

Robert Altman Award
The Robert Altman Award is given to the ensemble cast, director & casting director of one film: Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach, Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler, Alan Alda, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Julie Hagerty, Scarlett Johansson, Ray Liotta, Azhy Robertson, Merritt Wever

Best Screenplay
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story - WINNER
Jason Begue, Shawn Snyder, To Dust
Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems
Chinonye Chukwu, Clemency
Tarell Alvin Mccraney, High Flying Bird

Best First Screenplay
Fredrica Bailey, Stefon Bristol, See You Yesterday - WINNER

Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, Driveways
Bridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy, Blow the Man Down
Jocelyn Deboer, Dawn Luebbe, Greener Grass
James Montague, Craig W. Sanger, The Vast of Night

Best Editing
Ronald Bronstein & Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems - WINNER

Julie Béziau, The Third Wife
Tyler L. Cook, Sword of Trust
Louise Ford, The Lighthouse
Kirill Mikhanovsky, Give Me Liberty

Best Cinematography
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse - WINNER

Todd Banhazl, Hustlers
Natasha Braier, Honey Boy
Chananun Chotrungroj, The Third Wife
Pawel Pogorzelski, Midsommar

Best International Film
Parasite (South Korea) - WINNER

Life (Brazil)
Les Miserables (France)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (France)
Retablo (Peru)
The Souvenir (United Kingdom)


John Cassavetes Award
Give Me Liberty - WINNER

Burning Cane
Wild Nights With Emily

Piaget Producers Award
Mollye Asher - WINNER
Krista Parris
Ryan Zacarias

Someone to Watch Award
Rashaad Ernesto Green, Premature - WINNER
Ash Mayfair, The Third Wife
Joe Talbot, The Last Black Man In San Francisco 

Truer Than Fiction Award
Nadia Shihab, Jaddoland - WINNER
Khalik Allah, Black Mother
Davy Rothbart, 17 Blocks
Erick Stoll & Chase Whiteside, América

The Bonnie Award
Marielle Heller
Kelly Reichardt- WINNER
Lulu Wang

The 2020 Oscars will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on ABC on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. ET.

Check out a full list of nominations.

Watch the Oscars live on CTV Sunday, February 9 at 8/6MT!

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