Independent Spirit Awards 2014

BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer, Executive Producers are not awarded)
12 Years a Slave
PRODUCERS: Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad

BEST DIRECTOR
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave

BEST SCREENPLAY
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
Fruitvale Station
DIRECTOR: Ryan Coogler
PRODUCERS: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Bob Nelson – Nebraska

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD – Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. Award given to the writer, director, and producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.
This is Martin Bonner
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Chad Hartigan
PRODUCER: Cherie Saulter

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

BEST MALE LEAD
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sean Bobbitt – 12 Years a Slave

BEST EDITING
Nat Sanders – Short Term 12

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)
20 Feet From Stardom
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Morgan Neville
PRODUCERS: Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
Blue is the Warmest Color
(France)
DIRECTOR: Abdellatif Kechiche

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Mud
Director: Jeff Nichols
Casting Director: Francine Maisler
Ensemble Cast: Joe Don Baker, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Tye Sheridan, Paul Sparks, Bonnie Sturdivant, Reese Witherspoon