35th Independent Spirit Awards
The 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best independent films of 2019, were presented by Film Independent on February 8, 2020. The nominations were announced on November 21, 2019 by actresses Zazie Beetz and Natasha Lyonne. The ceremony was televised in the United States by IFC, taking place inside its usual tent setting on a beach in Santa Monica, California. Aubrey Plaza returned to host the ceremony for the second time.
|35th Independent Spirit Awards|
|Awarded for||Best in independent film|
|Date||February 8, 2020|
|Site||Santa Monica Pier|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Hosted by||Aubrey Plaza|
|Best Feature||The Farewell|
|Most awards||Uncut Gems (3)|
|Most nominations||The Lighthouse and Uncut Gems (5)|
- 1 Winners and nominees
- 2 Special awards
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Winners and nomineesEdit
Films with multiple nominations and awardsEdit
|4||Give Me Liberty|
|The Third Wife|
|The Last Black Man in San Francisco|
|See You Yesterday|
(The award is given to its film director, casting director, and ensemble cast)
Kiehl's Someone to Watch AwardEdit
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.
- Rashaad Ernesto Green – Premature
The BONNIE AwardEdit
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 AwardEdit
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.
- Mollye Asher
- Krista Parris
- Ryan Zacarias
Truer than Fiction AwardEdit
Presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony; Blyth, Antonia (February 8, 2020). "Independent Spirit Awards Redresses Female Balance With Wins For Lulu Wang, Olivia Wilde & Julia Reichert – Complete Winners List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 8, 2020.
- Sinha-Roy, Piya (November 6, 2019). "Natasha Lyonne, Zazie Beetz to Announce Nominees for Film Independent Spirit Awards (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 21, 2019). "Spirit Award Nominations: A24 Leads For 4th Straight Year With 18 Noms As 'Uncut Gems' & 'The Lighthouse' Come Up Big". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
- Lewis, Hilary (November 21, 2019). "Film Independent Spirit Awards: 'Uncut Gems,' 'The Lighthouse' Lead Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
- Warren, Matt (December 5, 2019). "Aubrey Plaza to Return as Host of the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards". Film Independent. Retrieved December 5, 2019.