25th Independent Spirit Awards

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The 2009 Film Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2009, were announced on March 5, 2010. It was hosted by Eddie Izzard.

Nominees and winners[edit]

Best Feature[edit]


Best First Feature[edit]

Crazy Heart

Best Director[edit]

Lee DanielsPrecious

Best Male Lead[edit]

Jeff BridgesCrazy Heart

Best Female Lead[edit]

Gabourey SidibePrecious

Best Supporting Male[edit]

Woody HarrelsonThe Messenger

Best Supporting Female[edit]


Best Screenplay[edit]

(500) Days of SummerScott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber

Best First Screenplay[edit]

PreciousGeoffrey Fletcher

Best Cinematography[edit]

A Serious ManRoger Deakins

Best Foreign Film[edit]

An EducationFrance/UK

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

John Cassavetes Award[edit]


Truer Than Fiction Award[edit]


Producers Award[edit]

Karin Chien – Santa Mesa and The Exploding Girl

Someone to Watch Award[edit]

Kyle Patrick Alvarez – Easier with Practice

  • Asiel Norton – Redland
  • Tariq Tapa – Zero Bridge

Robert Altman Award[edit]


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