Independent Spirit Awards 2019

BEST FEATURE
(Award given to the producer)
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
PRODUCERS: Dede Gardner, Barry Jenkins, Jeremy Kleiner, Sara Murphy, Adele Romanski

BEST FIRST FEATURE
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
DIRECTOR: Boots Riley
PRODUCERS: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Jonathan Duffy, Charles D. King, George Rush, Forest Whitaker, Kelly Williams

BEST DIRECTOR
BARRY JENKINS – If Beale Street Could Talk


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BEST SCREENPLAY
NICOLE HOLOFCENER, JEFF WHITTY – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Award given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer)
NEVER GOIN’ BACK
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Augustine Frizzell PRODUCERS: Liz Cardenas, Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
BO BURNHAM – Eighth Grade

BEST EDITING
JOE BINI – You Were Never Really Here

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
SAYOMBHU MUKDEEPROM – Suspiria

BEST FEMALE LEAD
GLENN CLOSE – The Wife

BEST MALE LEAD
ETHAN HAWKE – First Reformed

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
REGINA KING – If Beale Street Could Talk

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
RICHARD E. GRANT – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

BEST DOCUMENTARY
(Award given to the director and producer)
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Morgan Neville PRODUCERS: Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
ROMA, Mexico – Alfonso Cuarón