30th Independent Spirit Awards

The 30th Independent Spirit Awards announced its nominees on November 30, 2014.[1] The winners were announced on February 21, 2015. The ceremony was hosted by Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell.[2]

30th Independent Spirit Awards
DateFebruary 21, 2015
Hosted byFred Armisen
Kristen Bell
Best PictureBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Most awardsBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (3)
Most nominationsBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignornace (6)

Winners and nomineesEdit

Richard Linklater, Best Director winner
Michael Keaton, Best Male Lead winner
Julianne Moore, Best Female Lead winner
J.K. Simmons, Best Supporting Male winner
Patricia Arquette, Best Supporting Female winner
Best Feature Best Director

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Richard LinklaterBoyhood
Best Male Lead Best Female Lead
Michael KeatonBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Julianne MooreStill Alice
Best Supporting Male Best Supporting Female
J.K. Simmons Whiplash Patricia ArquetteBoyhood
Best Screenplay Best First Screenplay
Dan GilroyNightcrawler Justin SimienDear White People
Best First Feature Best Documentary Feature
Nightcrawler CitizenfourLaura Poitras
Best Cinematography Best Editing
Emmanuel LubezkiBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Tom CrossWhiplash
Best International Film
Ida (Poland) – Paweł Pawlikowski

Films with multiple nominations and awardsEdit

Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
6 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
5 Boyhood
4 Love Is Strange
3 A Most Violent Year
2 Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
She's Lost Control
Obvious Child
Films that won multiple awards
Awards Film
3 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
2 Boyhood

Special awardsEdit

John Cassavetes AwardEdit

Land Ho!

Robert Altman AwardEdit

(The award is given to its film director, casting director, and ensemble cast)

18th Annual Piaget Producers AwardEdit

  • Chris Ohlson
  • Chad Burris
  • Elisabeth Holm

Special Distinction AwardEdit


  1. ^ "Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations 2015 – Full List". Film Independent. 2014-11-25. Archived from the original on 2014-12-03. Retrieved 2014-11-25.
  2. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 14, 2015). "Kristen Bell & Fred Armisen To Host Spirit Awards". Deadline. Retrieved February 26, 2017.