15th Independent Spirit Awards

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The 15th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 1999, were announced on March 25, 2000. It was hosted by Jennifer Tilly.

Nominees and winners[edit]

Best Feature[edit]

Election

Best First Feature (Over $500,000)[edit]

Being John Malkovich

Best First Feature (Under $500,000)[edit]

The Blair Witch Project

Best Director[edit]

Alexander PayneElection

Best Male Lead[edit]

Richard FarnsworthThe Straight Story

Best Female Lead[edit]

Hilary SwankBoys Don't Cry

Best Supporting Male[edit]

Steve ZahnHappy, Texas

Best Supporting Female[edit]

Chloë SevignyBoys Don't Cry

Best Screenplay[edit]

ElectionAlexander Payne and Jim Taylor

Best First Screenplay[edit]

Being John MalkovichCharlie Kaufman

Best Cinematography[edit]

Three Seasons – Lisa Rinzler

Best Foreign Film[edit]

Run Lola RunGermany

Best Debut Performance[edit]

Kimberly J. BrownTumbleweeds

Truer Than Fiction Award[edit]

Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles

Producers Award[edit]

Pamela Koffler – I'm Losing You

Someone to Watch Award[edit]

Cauleen SmithDrylongso

References[edit]

  • ""Election," "Limey" Up for Indie Oscars". E! Online. 2000-01-13. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  • "'The Limey,' 'Election' Got the Spirit". Hollywood.com. 2000-01-14. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  • "'Election' Elected by Spirit Awards". Hollywood.com. 2000-03-26. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  • "'Election' Tallies Up 3 Big Wins at 15th Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. 2000-03-26. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  • "'Election' wins 3 IFP Spirit awards". Variety. 2000-03-26. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  • "'Election' wins 3 Independent Spirit awards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2000-03-27. Retrieved 2012-08-17.

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