Independent Spirit Awards 2014
California: The Independent Spirit Awards handed out accolades recently for the best films and performances of 2013.
The awards, sponsored by Los Angeles-based Film Independent, are the top honors in the United States for independent movies made for less than $20 million.
Following is a list of winners:
BEST FEATURE: '12 Years a Slave'
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 DIRECTOR: Steve McQueen, '12 Years a Slave'
BEST SCREENPLAY: John Ridley, '12 Years of Slave'
BEST DOCUMENTARY: '20 Feet From Stardom'
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM: 'Blue is the Warmest Color'
BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer): Ryan Coogler, 'Fruitvale Station'
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY: Bob Nelson, 'Nebraska'
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Sean Bobbitt, '12 Years a Slave'
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000): 'This is Martin Bonner'
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Given to one film's director, casting director, and its ensemble cast): 'Mud'
PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD: Tony Halbrooks and James M. Johnston
STELLA ARTOIS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD: Jason Osder, 'Let the Fire Burn'
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