’12 Years a Slave’ cleans up at Film Independent Spirit Awards

mcqueenspiritThe Independent Spirit Awards were broadcast on IFC this past weekend and 12 Years a Slave cleaned up winning Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematographer and Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Female. In addition, Fruitvale Station was awarded for Best First Feature. Check out the list of winners below and highlights from the show here.

Best Feature: 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best First Feature: Fruitvale Station (The Weinstein Company)

Best First Screenplay: Bob Nelson, Nebraska (Paramount Pictures)

John Cassavetes Award (For best feature made under $500,000):
This is Martin Bonner (Monterey Media inc)

Best Supporting Female: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Supporting Male: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

Best Female Lead: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Male Lead: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club, (Focus Features)

Robert Altman Award: Mud (Roadside Attractions / Lionsgate)

Best Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Editing: Nat Sanders, Short Term 12 (Cinedigm)

Best International Film: Blue is the Warmest Color (France- IFC Films)

Best Documentary: 20 Feet From Stardom (Radius-TWC)

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Quibian Salazar-Moreno is co-founder of The Hollywood Shuffle. He's an experienced entertainment journalist based in Los Angeles, by way of Denver, Colorado.