34th Independent Spirit Awards
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The 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best independent films of 2018, were presented by Film Independent on February 23, 2019. The nominations were announced on November 16, 2018 by actresses Molly Shannon and Gemma Chan. The ceremony was televised in the United States by IFC, taking place inside its usual tent setting on a beach in Santa Monica, California. It was hosted by Aubrey Plaza.
|34th Independent Spirit Awards|
|Awarded for||Best in independent film|
|Date||February 23, 2019|
|Site||Santa Monica Pier|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Hosted by||Aubrey Plaza|
|Most awards||If Beale Street Could Talk (3)|
|Most nominations||Eighth Grade, First Reformed, We the Animals, and You Were Never Really Here (4)|
Winners and nominees
|Best Feature||Best Director|
|Best Male Lead||Best Female Lead|
|Best Supporting Male||Best Supporting Female|
|Best Screenplay||Best First Screenplay|
|Best First Feature||Best Documentary Feature|
|Best Cinematography||Best Editing|
|Best International Film|
Films with multiple nominations and awards
|We the Animals|
|You Were Never Really Here|
|3||If Beale Street Could Talk|
|Leave No Trace|
|2||A Bread Factory|
|Can You Ever Forgive Me?|
|Hale County This Morning, This Evening|
|Minding the Gap|
|On Her Shoulders|
|Sorry to Bother You|
(The award is given to its film director, casting director, and ensemble cast)
Kiehl's Someone to Watch Award
Recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Kiehl's.
The BONNIE Award
Recognizes mid-career women directors with a body of work that demonstrates uniqueness of vision and a groundbreaking approach to film making. The award includes a $50,000 unrestricted grant funded by American Airlines.
Piaget Producers Award
Honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
- Shrihari Sathe
- Jonathan Duffy and Kelly Williams
- Gabrielle Nadig
Truer than Fiction Award
Presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
- "2019 Indie Spirit Awards Winners: Complete List". Variety. February 23, 2019. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
- Aquilina, Tyler (February 23, 2019). "Independent Spirit Awards 2019: See the full winners list". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
- Warren, Matt (February 23, 2019). "Here are the Winners of the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards". Film Independent. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
- "34th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced". Film Independent. November 16, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 16, 2018). "2019 Spirit Award Nominations: 'We The Animals' Tops With Five, A24 Leads All Distributors, Studio Classic Labels Come Up Short". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
- Cho, Stephan (November 16, 2018). "2019 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Revealed". Paste. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
- McNary, Dave (November 27, 2018). "Aubrey Plaza to Host 2019 Spirit Awards". Variety. Retrieved December 3, 2018.