’12 Years a Slave’ Leads 2014 Independent Spirit Awards Winners

By  · Published on March 2nd, 2014

In its 29th annual awards, the Film Independent Spirit Awards once again give film connoisseurs a seemingly more honest precursor to tonight’s Academy Awards. In a ceremony hosted by Patton Oswalt and aired on IFC, the awards once again celebrated “artist-driven filmmaking and the finest achievements in independent cinema.” This year’s big winner was Steve McQueen harrowing drama 12 Years a Slave, which brought home awards for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and Best Cinematography.

Don’t worry, there were other awards, all listed below.

Best Feature
“12 Years a Slave”

Best Director
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

Best First Feature
“Fruitvale Station”

Best Screenplay
“12 Years a Slave”

Best First Screenplay
“Nebraska”

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
“12 Years a Slave”

Best Editing
“Short Term 12”

Best Documentary
“20 Feet from Stardom”

Best International Film
“Blue is the Warmest Color”

Robert Altman Award
“Mud”

John Cassavetes Award
“This is Martin Bonner”

Piaget Producers Award
Toby Halbrooks & James M. Johnston

Someone to Watch Award
Shaka King, “Newlyweeds”

Truer Than Fiction Award
Jason Osder, “Let the Fire Burn”

Source: HitFix

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