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The 22nd Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2006, were announced on February 24, 2007. It was hosted by Sarah Silverman.

22nd Independent Spirit Awards
DateFebruary 24, 2007
Hosted bySarah Silverman
Best FilmLittle Miss Sunshine
Most awardsLittle Miss Sunshine (4)
Most nominationsHalf Nelson (5)


Winners and nomineesEdit

Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, Best Director winners
Ryan Gosling, Best Male Lead winner
Alan Arkin, Best Supporting Male winner
Frances McDormand, Best Supporting Female winner
Jason Reitman, Best Screenplay winner
Best Feature Best Director
Little Miss Sunshine Jonathan Dayton and Valerie FarisLittle Miss Sunshine
Best Male Lead Best Female Lead
Ryan GoslingHalf Nelson Shareeka EppsHalf Nelson
Best Supporting Male Best Supporting Female
Alan ArkinLittle Miss Sunshine Frances McDormandFriends with Money
Best Screenplay Best First Screenplay
Thank You for SmokingJason Reitman Little Miss SunshineMichael Arndt
Best First Feature Best Documentary Feature
Sweet Land The Road to Guantanamo
Best Cinematography Best International Film
Pan's LabyrinthGuillermo Navarro The Lives of OthersGermany

Films with multiple nominations and awardsEdit

Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
5 Half Nelson
4 Little Miss Sunshine
3 American Gun
The Dead Girl
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Man Push Cart
2 Pan's Labyrinth
Thank You for Smoking
The Painted Veil
Sorry, Haters
Sweet Land
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Films that won multiple awards
Awards Film
4 Little Miss Sunshine
2 Half Nelson

Special awardsEdit

John Cassavetes AwardEdit


Truer Than Fiction AwardEdit

The Tailenders

Producers AwardEdit

Howard Gertler and Tim Perell – Shortbus and Pizza

Someone to Watch AwardEdit

Julia LoktevDay Night Day Night

Robert Altman AwardEdit

Special Distinction AwardEdit


  • "Independent Spirit noms announced". Variety. 2006-11-28. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • ""Half Nelson," "Little Miss Sunshine" Top Spirit Award Nominations". indieWire. 2006-11-28. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • "This year, an independent spirit reemerges". Los Angeles Times. 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • "'Sunshine' brightens Spirit Awards". Variety. 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • "'Sunshine' day at Spirit Awards". The Envelope. 2007-02-25. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  • "Spirit Awards Hail Sunshine". Time. 2007-02-25. Retrieved 2012-08-21.

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