‘12 Years a Slave’ Shines at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

By  March 02, 2014

Hollywood’s final ceremony before the 86th Academy Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards, declared Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave the winningest feature of 2013. It went on to take five honors, including Best Feature and Screenplay, sending its cast and crew to the Oscars on a high note. If the winner’s circle is any further indication, Matthew McConaughey and Dallas Buyers Club co-star Jared Leto have all but won the Oscars’ top male acting categories. For that, we say, alright, alright, alright.

 

Best Feature
12 Years a Slave

 
 

Best Director
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

 
 

Best Screenplay
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

 
 

Best First Feature
Fruitvale Station

 
 

Best First Screenplay
Bob Nelson, Nebraska

 
 

Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave

 
 

Best Editing
Nat Sanders, Short Term 12

 
 

John Cassavetes Award
This is Martin Bonner

 
 

Best Female Lead
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

 
 

Best Male Lead
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

 
 

Best Supporting Female
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

 
 

Best Supporting Male
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

 
 

Best Documentary
Morgan Neville, 20 Feet from Stardom

 
 

Best International Film
Blue is the Warmest Color

 
 

Robert Altman Award
Mud

 
 

Someone to Watch Award
Shaka King, Newlyweeds

 
 

Stella Artois Truer than Fiction Award
Jason Osder, Let the Fire Burn

 
 

Piaget Producers Award
Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston