Spirit 2003

BEST FEATURE (Award given to the producer(s))
* Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola & Ross Katz
American Splendor Ted Hope
In America Jim Sheridan & Arthur Lappin
Raising Victor Vargas Alain de la Mata, Robin O’Hara, Scott Macaulay, Peter Sollett
Shattered Glass Craig Baumgarten, Tove Christensen, Gaye Hirsch, Adam Merims

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director, and producer)
* Monster Director: Patty Jenkins Producers: Mark Damon, Donald Kushner, Clark Peterson, Charlize Theron, Brad Wyman
Bomb the System Director: Adam Bhala Lough Producers: Ben Rekhi & Sol Tryon
House of Sand and Fog Director: Vadim Perelman Producers: Michael London, Vadim Perelman
Quattro Noza Director: Joey Curtis Producer: Fredric King
Thirteen Director: Catherine Hardwicke Producers: Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Michael London

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; writer, director, and producer)
* The Station Agent Writer/Director: Thomas McCarthy, Producers: Mary Jane Skalski,, Robert May, Kathryn Tucker
Anne B. Real Director: Lisa France, Writers: Lisa France and Antonio Macia, Producers: Luis Moro, Jeanine Rohn, Josselyne Herman Saccio
Better Luck Tomorrow Director: Justin Lin, Writers: Ernesto M. Foronda, Justin Lin & Fabian Marquez Producers: Julie Asato, Ernesto M. Foronda, Justin Lin
Pieces of April Writer/Director: Peter Hedges Producers: Alexis Alexanian, John S. Lyons, Gary Winick
Virgin Writer/Director: Deborah Kampmeier Producer: Sarah Schenck

BEST DIRECTOR
* Sofia Coppola Lost in Translation
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini American Splendor
Jim Sheridan In America
Peter Sollett Raising Victor Vargas
Gus Van Sant Elephant

BEST SCREENPLAY
* Sofia Coppola Lost in Translation
Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini American Splendor
Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, & the cast of A Mighty Wind A Mighty Wind
Peter Hedges Pieces of April
Billy Ray Shattered Glass

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
* Thomas McCarthy The Station Agent
Patty Jenkins Monster
Karen Moncrieff Blue Car
Peter Sollett and Eva Vives Raising Victor Vargas
Catherine Hardwicke & Nikki Reed Thirteen

BEST FEMALE LEAD
* Charlize Theron Monster
Agnes Bruckner Blue Car
Zooey Deschanel All the Real Girls
Samantha Morton In America
Elisabeth Moss Virgin

BEST MALE LEAD
* Bill Murray Lost in Translation
Peter Dinklage The Station Agent
Paul Giamatti American Splendor
Sir Ben Kingsley House of Sand and Fog
Lee Pace Soldier’s Girl

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
* Shohreh Aghdashloo House of Sand and Fog
Sarah Bolger In America
Patricia Clarkson Pieces of April
Hope Davis The Secret Lives of Dentists
Frances McDormand Laurel Canyon

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
* Djimon Hounsou In America
Judah Friedlander American Splendor
Troy Garity Soldier’s Girl
Alessandro Nivola Laurel Canyon
Peter Sarsgaard Shattered Glass

BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE (Actors in their first significant role in a feature film)
* Nikki Reed Thirteen
Anna Kendrick Camp
Judy Marte Raising Victor Vargas
Victor Rasuk Raising Victor Vargas
Janice Richardson Anne B. Real

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
* Declan Quinn In America
Derek Cianfrance Quattro Noza
M. David Mullen Northfork
Harris Savides Elephant
Mandy Walker Shattered Glass

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award Given To The Director)
* The Fog of War Errol Morris
Mayor of the Sunset Strip George Hickenlooper
My Architect Nathaniel Kahn
OT: our town Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Power Trip Paul Devlin

BEST FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the director)
* Whale Rider (New Zealand) Director: Niki Caro
City of God (Brazil) Fernando Meirelles
Lilya 4-Ever (Sweden) Lukas Moodysson
The Magdalene Sisters (England/Ireland) Peter Mullan
The Triplets of Belleville (South Africa) Sylvain Chomet

TURNING LEAF SOMEONE SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD (Award given to the director)
* Andrew Bujalski Funny Ha Ha
Ben Coccio Zero Day
Ryan Eslinger Madness and Genius

DIRECTV/IFC TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
* Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk Lost Boys of Sudan
Nathaniel Kahn My Architect
Robb Moss The Same River Twice
Linda Goode Bryant and Laura Poitras Flag Wars

PRODUCERS AWARD
* Mary Jane Skalski The Station Agent and You and The Jimmy Show
Callum Greene and Anthony Katagas Happy Here and Now and Homework
Lauren Moews Cabin Fever and Briar Patch

SPECIAL DISTINCTION
* 21 Grams
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Writer: Guillermo Arriaga
Producer: Robert Salerno
Actor: Benicio Del Toro
Actor: Naomi Watts
Actor: Sean Penn

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