6th Independent Spirit Awards

The 6th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 1990, were announced on March 23, 1991[1] at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. It was hosted by Buck Henry.[2]

6th Independent Spirit Awards
DateMarch 23, 1991
SiteBeverly Hilton Hotel
Los Angeles, California
Hosted byBuck Henry
Best FilmThe Grifters
Most awardsTo Sleep with Anger (4)
Most nominationsHouse Party (7)
To Sleep with Anger (7)

Winners and nomineesEdit

Charles Burnett, Best Director & Best Screenplay winner
Danny Glover, Best Male Lead winner
Anjelica Huston, Best Female Lead winner
Bruce Davison, Best Supporting Male winner
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Best Supporting Female winner
Best Feature Best Director
The Grifters Charles BurnettTo Sleep with Anger [3]
Best Male Lead Best Female Lead
Danny GloverTo Sleep with Anger Anjelica HustonThe Grifters
Best Supporting Male Best Supporting Female
Bruce DavisonLongtime Companion Sheryl Lee RalphTo Sleep with Anger
Best Screenplay Best First Feature
To Sleep with AngerCharles Burnett Metropolitan-Whit Stillman
Best Cinematography Best Foreign Film
Wild at HeartFrederick Elmes SweetieAustralia

Films with multiple nominations and awardsEdit

Films that received multiple nominationsEdit

Nominations Film
7 House Party
To Sleep with Anger
6 Henry: The Portrait of a Serial Killer
The Plot Against Harry
4 Pump Up the Volume
3 Metropolitan
2 The Grifters
2 Wild at Heart

Films that won multiple awardsEdit

Awards Film
4 To Sleep with Anger
2 The Grifters

Special awardsEdit

Friend of Independents AwardEdit

John Cassavetes AwardEdit

Special Distinction AwardEdit


  1. ^ "Prelude to the Oscars : Awards: The nominees and other party-goers had another race to contend with--going from a publicists' luncheon to a Scorsese tribute to the independent filmmakers awards". Los Angeles Times. 1991-03-25. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  2. ^ "Independence days". Variety. 2005-02-24. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  3. ^ CHARLES BURNETT|Oscars.org

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