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25th Independent Spirit Awards

The 25th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2009, were announced on March 5, 2010. It was hosted by Eddie Izzard.


Nominees and winnersEdit

Best FeatureEdit


Best First FeatureEdit

Crazy Heart

Best DirectorEdit

Lee DanielsPrecious

Best Male LeadEdit

Jeff BridgesCrazy Heart

Best Female LeadEdit

Gabourey SidibePrecious

Best Supporting MaleEdit

Woody HarrelsonThe Messenger

Best Supporting FemaleEdit


Best ScreenplayEdit

(500) Days of SummerScott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber

Best First ScreenplayEdit

PreciousGeoffrey Fletcher

Best CinematographyEdit

A Serious ManRoger Deakins

Best Foreign FilmEdit

An EducationFrance/UK

Best Documentary FeatureEdit

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

John Cassavetes AwardEdit


Truer Than Fiction AwardEdit


Producers AwardEdit

Karin Chien – Santa Mesa and The Exploding Girl

Someone to Watch AwardEdit

Kyle Patrick Alvarez – Easier with Practice

  • Asiel Norton – Redland
  • Tariq Tapa – Zero Bridge

Robert Altman AwardEdit


  • "'Precious' and 'The Last Station' lead Independent Spirit Award nominations". The Envelope. 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  • "Precious, Last Station Score Five Indie Spirit Noms". indieWire. 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  • ""Precious" Tops Spirit Awards". indieWire. 2010-03-06. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  • "'Precious' wins big at Independent Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. 2010-03-06. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  • "'Precious' dominates Spirit Awards with 5 prizes". USA Today. 2010-03-06. Retrieved 2012-08-25.

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