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Nominees and winnersEdit

Best FeatureEdit


Best First FeatureEdit

Garden State

Best DirectorEdit

Alexander PayneSideways

Best Male LeadEdit

Paul GiamattiSideways

Best Female LeadEdit

Catalina Sandino MorenoMaria Full of Grace

Best Supporting MaleEdit

Thomas Haden ChurchSideways

Best Supporting FemaleEdit

Virginia MadsenSideways

Best ScreenplayEdit

SidewaysAlexander Payne and Jim Taylor

Best First ScreenplayEdit

Maria Full of GraceJoshua Marston

Best CinematographyEdit

The Motorcycle DiariesEric Gautier

Best Foreign FilmEdit

The Sea InsideSpain

Best Documentary FeatureEdit

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Best Debut PerformanceEdit

Rodrigo de la SernaThe Motorcycle Diaries

John Cassavetes AwardEdit

Mean Creek

Truer Than Fiction AwardEdit

Born into Brothels

Producers AwardEdit

Gina Kwon – The Good Girl, Me and You and Everyone We Know and The Motel

Someone to Watch AwardEdit

Jem CohenChain

  • Bryan Poyser – Dear Pillow
  • Jennifer Reeves – The Time We Killed

Special Distinction AwardEdit


  • "Independent bids for Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • ""Sideways" and "Maria Full of Grace" Lead Spirit Award Nominations". indieWire. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • "Spirit Awards Toasts 'Sideways' With Sweep of Six Major Categories". Los Angeles Times. 2005-02-27. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • "Sideways Wins Six at Independent Spirit Awards". indieWire. 2005-02-28. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • "Wine and Spirits". Entertainment Weekly. 2005-03-07. Retrieved 2012-08-21.

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