15th Independent Spirit Awards

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The 1999 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]


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


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