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The 18th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2002, were announced on March 22, 2003. It was hosted by John Waters.


Nominees and winnersEdit

Best FeatureEdit

Far from Heaven

Best First FeatureEdit

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

Best DirectorEdit

Todd HaynesFar from Heaven

Best Male LeadEdit

Derek LukeAntwone Fisher

Best Female LeadEdit

Julianne MooreFar from Heaven

Best Supporting MaleEdit

Dennis QuaidFar from Heaven

Best Supporting FemaleEdit

Emily MortimerLovely & Amazing

Best ScreenplayEdit

The Good GirlMike White

Best First ScreenplayEdit

SecretaryErin Cressida Wilson

Best CinematographyEdit

Far from HeavenEdward Lachman

Best Foreign FilmEdit

Y Tu Mamá TambiénMexico

Best Documentary FeatureEdit

Bowling for Columbine

Best Debut PerformanceEdit

Nia VardalosMy Big Fat Greek Wedding

John Cassavetes AwardEdit

Personal Velocity

Truer Than Fiction AwardEdit

Love & Diane

Producers AwardEdit

Effie Brown – Real Women Have Curves and Stranger Inside

Someone to Watch AwardEdit

Przemyslaw Reut – Paradox Lake


  • "Spirited Competition". Entertainment Weekly. 2002-12-12. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  • "Independent Spirit Awards nominees announced". Los Angeles Times. 2002-12-12. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  • "'Heaven' tops Indie Spirit Awards". Variety. 2003-03-22. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  • ""Far From Heaven" Sweeps 2003 Independent Spirit Awards". indieWire. 2003-03-22. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  • "'Far From Heaven' sweeps Independent Spirit Awards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2003-03-24. Retrieved 2012-08-20.

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