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The 21st Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2005, were announced on March 4, 2006. It was hosted by Sarah Silverman.

21st Independent Spirit Awards
DateMarch 4, 2006
Hosted bySarah Silverman
Best FilmBrokeback Mountain
Most awardsBrokeback Mountain (2)
Capote (2)
Transamerica (2)
Most nominationsThe Squid and the Whale (6)


Winners and nomineesEdit

Ang Lee, Best Director winner
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Best Male Lead winner
Felicity Huffman, Best Female Lead winner
Matt Dillon, Best Supporting Male winner
Amy Adams, Best Supporting Female winner
Best Feature Best Director
Brokeback Mountain Ang LeeBrokeback Mountain
Best Male Lead Best Female Lead
Philip Seymour HoffmanCapote Felicity HuffmanTransamerica
Best Supporting Male Best Supporting Female
Matt DillonCrash Amy AdamsJunebug
Best Screenplay Best First Screenplay
CapoteDan Futterman TransamericaDuncan Tucker
Best First Feature Best Documentary Feature
Crash Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Best Cinematography Best International Film
Good Night, and Good Luck.Robert Elswit Paradise NowPalestine/Netherlands/Germany/France

Films with multiple nominations and awardsEdit

Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
6 The Squid and the Whale
4 Brokeback Mountain
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
3 Good Night, and Good Luck.
Nine Lives
2 Crash
Lackawanna Blues
Me and You and Everyone We Know
The War Within
Films that won multiple awards
Awards Film
2 Brokeback Mountain

Special awardsEdit


  • "Getting into the Spirit of awards season". Los Angeles Times. 2005-11-30. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • "'Whale' of a day at Spirits". Variety. 2005-11-29. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • "Indie awards show a cowboy Spirit". Variety. 2006-03-04. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • "'Brokeback' named best independent film". USA Today. 2006-03-04. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • ""Brokeback," "Capote," "Crash," "Transamerica" Honored With Spirit Awards". indieWire. 2006-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-21.

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