Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:45:00 GMT

Independent Spirit Awards 2014

Steve McQueen's '12 Years of Slave' wins big at Independent Spirit Awards 2014


Independent Spirit Awards 2014 (© Reuters)

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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