Awards & Winners

Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature

Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature is a film award presented by the Film Independent.
Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature is a film award presented by the Film Independent.
Date Established : 1986

Check all the winners of Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature presented under Independent Spirit Awards since 1986 .

Thomas Langmann

Honored for : The Artist

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Thomas Langmann The Artist
Evan Goldberg 50/50
Ben Karlin 50/50
Seth Rogen 50/50
Miranda de Pencier Beginners
Leslie Urdang Beginners
Jay Van Hoy Beginners
Lars Knudsen Beginners
Dean Vanech Beginners
Michel Litvak Drive
Marc E. Platt Drive
Gigi Pritzker Drive
Adam Siegel Drive
John Palermo Drive
Tyler Davidson Take Shelter
Sophia Lin Take Shelter
Jim Burke The Descendants
Alexander Payne The Descendants
Jim Taylor The Descendants

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Celine Rattray The Kids Are All Right
Jeff Levy-Hinte The Kids Are All Right
Jordan Horowitz The Kids Are All Right
Gary Gilbert The Kids Are All Right
Daniela Taplin Lundberg The Kids Are All Right
Philippe Hellmann The Kids Are All Right
Alix Madigan Winter\u2019s Bone
Anne Rosellini Winter\u2019s Bone
Scott Rudin Greenberg
Jennifer Jason Leigh Greenberg
Christian Colson 127 Hours
John Smithson 127 Hours
Danny Boyle 127 Hours
Mike Medavoy Black Swan
Arnold Messer Black Swan
Scott Franklin Black Swan
Brian Oliver Black Swan

Gary Magness, Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness

Honored for : Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lee Daniels Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Sarah Siegel-Magness Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Gary Magness Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Amy Kaufman Sin Nombre
Chris Curling The Last Station
Jens Meurer The Last Station
Bonnie Arnold The Last Station
Jessica Tuchinsky (500) Days of Summer
Mark Waters (500) Days of Summer
Steven J. Wolfe (500) Days of Summer
Mason Novick (500) Days of Summer
Christina Piovesan Amreeka
Paul Barkin Amreeka

Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin

Honored for : The Wrestler

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Nina Parikh Ballast
Lance Hammer Ballast
Heather Rae Frozen River
Chip Hourihan Frozen River
Marc E. Platt Rachel Getting Married
Jonathan Demme Rachel Getting Married
Neda Armian Rachel Getting Married
Scott Franklin The Wrestler
Darren Aronofsky The Wrestler
Anish Savjani Wendy and Lucy
Neil Kopp Wendy and Lucy
Larry Fessenden Wendy and Lucy

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Brad Pitt A Mighty Heart
Andrew Eaton A Mighty Heart
Dede Gardner A Mighty Heart
John Goldwyn I'm Not There
Christine Vachon I'm Not There
John Sloss I'm Not There
James D. Stern I'm Not There
Mason Novick Juno
Lianne Halfon Juno
John Malkovich Juno
Russell Smith Juno
Neil Kopp Paranoid Park
David Cress Paranoid Park
Jon Kilik The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Kathleen Kennedy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Ron Yerxa

Honored for : Little Miss Sunshine

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ted Kroeber American Gun
Jamie Patricof Half Nelson
Alex Orlovsky Half Nelson
Rosanne Korenberg Half Nelson
Anna Boden Half Nelson
Lynette Howell Half Nelson
Ron Yerxa Little Miss Sunshine
David T. Friendly Little Miss Sunshine
Marc Turtletaub Little Miss Sunshine
Albert Berger Little Miss Sunshine
Peter Saraf Little Miss Sunshine
Guillermo del Toro Pan's Labyrinth
Frida Torresblanco Pan's Labyrinth
Alfonso Cuarón Pan's Labyrinth
Álvaro Augustín Pan's Labyrinth
Bertha Navarro Pan's Labyrinth
Eric Karten The Dead Girl
Tom Rosenberg The Dead Girl
Gary Lucchesi The Dead Girl
Kevin Turen The Dead Girl
Henry Winterstern The Dead Girl
Richard S. Wright The Dead Girl

James Schamus, Diana Ossana

Honored for : Brokeback Mountain

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Diana Ossana Brokeback Mountain
James Schamus Brokeback Mountain
Caroline Baron Capote
William Vince Capote
Michael Ohoven Capote
Grant Heslov Good Night, and Good Luck
Tommy Lee Jones The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Luc Besson The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Michael Fitzgerald The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Wes Anderson The Squid and the Whale
Clara Markowicz The Squid and the Whale
Charles Corwin The Squid and the Whale
Peter Newman The Squid and the Whale

Michael London

Honored for : Sideways

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Shane Carruth Primer
Mario Van Peebles Baadasssss!
Gail Mutrux Kinsey
Paul Mezey Maria Full of Grace
Michael London Sideways

Sofia Coppola, Ross Katz

Honored for : Lost in Translation

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ted Hope American Splendor
Jim Sheridan In America
Arthur Lappin In America
Sofia Coppola Lost in Translation
Ross Katz Lost in Translation
Alain de la Mata Raising Victor Vargas
Peter Sollett Raising Victor Vargas
Scott Macaulay Raising Victor Vargas
Robin O'Hara Raising Victor Vargas
Craig Baumgarten Shattered Glass
Tove Christensen Shattered Glass
Adam Merims Shattered Glass
Gaye Hirsch Shattered Glass

Jody Patton, Christine Vachon

Honored for : Far from Heaven

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Christine Vachon Far from Heaven
Jody Patton Far from Heaven
Anthony Bregman Lovely & Amazing
Eric d'Arbeloff Lovely & Amazing
Ted Hope Lovely & Amazing
Andrew Fierberg Secretary
Amy Hobby Secretary
Steven Shainberg Secretary
Matthew Greenfield The Good Girl
Annie Sundberg Tully
Hilary Birmingham Tully

Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd

Honored for : Memento

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Christine Vachon Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Katie Roumel Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Pamela Koffler Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Rene Bastian L.I.E.
Linda Moran L.I.E.
Michael Cuesta L.I.E.
Jennifer Todd Memento
Suzanne Todd Memento
Daniel Hassid Things Behind the Sun
Robin Alper Things Behind the Sun
Doug Mankoff Things Behind the Sun
Anne Walker-McBay Waking Life
Jonah Smith Waking Life
Palmer West Waking Life
Tommy Pallotta Waking Life

William Kong, Hsu Li Kong, Ang Lee

Honored for : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jon Kilik Before Night Falls
Hsu Li Kong Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
William Kong Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Ang Lee Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
David Gordon Green George Washington
Sacha W. Mueller George Washington
Lisa Muskat George Washington
Jim Jarmusch Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Richard Guay Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Eric Watson Requiem for a Dream
Palmer West Requiem for a Dream

Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, David Gale, Keith Samples

Honored for : Election

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Altman Cookie's Fortune
Etchie Stroh Cookie's Fortune
Ron Yerxa Election
Albert Berger Election
Keith Samples Election
David Gale Election
Daniel Hassid Sugar Town
John Hardy The Limey
Scott Kramer The Limey
Mary Sweeney The Straight Story
Neal Edelstein The Straight Story

Paul Colichman, Gregg Fienberg, Mark R. Harris

Honored for : Gods and Monsters

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ismail Merchant A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
Linda Reisman Affliction
Paul Colichman Gods and Monsters
Gregg Fienberg Gods and Monsters
Mark R. Harris Gods and Monsters
Christine Vachon Velvet Goldmine
Ann Ruark Claire Dolan

Rob Carliner

Honored for : The Apostle

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Scott Mosier Chasing Amy
Philippe Caland Loved
Rob Carliner The Apostle
Sam Gowan Ulee's Gold
Peter Saraf Ulee's Gold
Victor Nuñez Ulee's Gold
Karen Murphy Waiting for Guffman

Ethan Coen

Honored for : Fargo

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Demetra J. MacBride Dead Man
Ethan Coen Fargo
Maggie Renzi Lone Star
R. Paul Miller Lone Star
Mary Kane The Funeral
Todd Solondz Welcome to the Dollhouse

Lila Cazès, Annie Stewart

Honored for : Leaving Las Vegas

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lila Cazès Leaving Las Vegas
Annie Stewart Leaving Las Vegas
Michael Griffiths Living in Oblivion
Marcus Viscidi Living in Oblivion
Christine Vachon Safe
Lauren Zalaznick Safe
Denis Hann The Addiction
Fernando Sulichin The Addiction
Sarah Green The Secret of Roan Inish
Maggie Renzi The Secret of Roan Inish

Lawrence Bender

Honored for : Pulp Fiction

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robert Greenhut Bullets Over Broadway
Ted Hope Eat Drink Man Woman
Hsu Li Kong Eat Drink Man Woman
James Schamus Eat Drink Man Woman
Robert Altman Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Lawrence Bender Pulp Fiction
Marianne Maddalena Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Cary Brokaw, Scott Bushnell

Honored for : Short Cuts

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
David Blocker Equinox
Sandy Stern Equinox
Nicolas Stiliadis Equinox
Syd Cappe Equinox
David Parfitt Much Ado About Nothing
Kenneth Branagh Much Ado About Nothing
Stephen Evans Much Ado About Nothing
Keith Crofford Ruby in Paradise
Sam Gowan Ruby in Paradise
Cary Brokaw Short Cuts
Scott Bushnell Short Cuts
James Schamus The Wedding Banquet
Ted Hope The Wedding Banquet
Ang Lee The Wedding Banquet
Feng-Chyi Jiang The Wedding Banquet

David Brown, Michael Tolkin, Nick Wechsler, Cary Brokaw

Honored for : The Player

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Mary Kane Bad Lieutenant
Edward R. Pressman Bad Lieutenant
Randy Sabusawa Bad Lieutenant
Patrick Wachsberger Bad Lieutenant
Ronna B. Wallace Bad Lieutenant
William Ewart Gas Food Lodging
Daniel Hassid Gas Food Lodging
Seth Willenson Gas Food Lodging
Christoph Henkel Gas Food Lodging
Carl Colpaert Gas Food Lodging
Mira Nair Mississippi Masala
Michael Nozik Mississippi Masala
Mitch Epstein Mississippi Masala
Cherie Rodgers Mississippi Masala
Ben Myron One False Move
Jesse Beaton One False Move
Miles Copeland III One False Move
Paul Colichman One False Move
Harold Welb One False Move
David Brown The Player
Michael Tolkin The Player
Nick Wechsler The Player
Cary Brokaw The Player

Renny Harlin, Mario Kassar, Edgar Scherick

Honored for : Rambling Rose

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sarah Green City of Hope
Maggie Renzi City of Hope
John Sloss City of Hope
Harold Welb City of Hope
Richard Brick Hangin' with the Homeboys
Janet Grillo Hangin' with the Homeboys
Edward R. Pressman Homicide
Michael Hausman Homicide
Ron Rotholz Homicide
Laurie Parker My Own Private Idaho
Gus Van Sant My Own Private Idaho
Renny Harlin Rambling Rose
Mario Kassar Rambling Rose
Edgar Scherick Rambling Rose

Martin Scorsese, Robert A. Harris, Jim Painter

Honored for : The Grifters

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John McNaughton Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Lisa Dedmond Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Steven A. Jones Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Rupert Harvey Pump Up the Volume
Sandy Stern Pump Up the Volume
Martin Scorsese The Grifters
Robert A. Harris The Grifters
Jim Painter The Grifters
Robert M. Young The Plot Against Harry
Michael Roemer The Plot Against Harry
Caldecot Chubb To Sleep with Anger
Thomas S. Byrnes To Sleep with Anger
Darin Scott To Sleep with Anger

Robert Newmyer, John Hardy

Honored for : Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Nick Wechsler Drugstore Cowboy
Karen Murphy Drugstore Cowboy
Steve Burns Heat and Sunlight
Jim Stark Mystery Train
John Hardy Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Robert Newmyer Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Richard Guay True Love
Shelley Houis True Love

Tom Musca

Honored for : Stand and Deliver

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Rachel Talalay Hairspray
Gregory Cummins Patti Rocks
Gwen Field Patti Rocks
Tom Musca Stand and Deliver
Mark Lipson The Thin Blue Line
Howard Gottfried Torch Song Trilogy

Midge Sanford, Sarah Pillsbury

Honored for : River's Edge

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peggy Rajski Matewan
Maggie Renzi Matewan
Midge Sanford River's Edge
Sarah Pillsbury River's Edge
Renee Shafransky Swimming to Cambodia
Stephen J. Friedman The Big Easy
Wieland Schulz-Keil The Dead
Chris Sievernich The Dead
Menahem Golan Tough Guys Don't Dance
Yoram Globus Tough Guys Don't Dance

Arnold Kopelson

Honored for : Platoon

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Fred C. Caruso Blue Velvet
Alan Kleinberg Down by Law
Lillian Vallish Foote On Valentine's Day
Calvin Skaggs On Valentine's Day
Arnold Kopelson Platoon
Oliver Stone Salvador
Gerald Green Salvador
Andrew Scheinman Stand by Me
Raynold Gideon Stand by Me
Bruce A. Evans Stand by Me

Amy Robinson, Robert F. Colesberry, Griffin Dunne

Honored for : After Hours

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Amy Robinson After Hours
Robert F. Colesberry After Hours
Griffin Dunne After Hours
Ethan Coen Blood Simple
Martin Rosen Smooth Talk
Sterling Van Wagenen The Trip to Bountiful
Horton Foote The Trip to Bountiful