Independent Spirit Award winners

'Sunshine' wins feature, directing, first screenplay

FEATURE (Award given to the Producer)
“Little Miss Sunshine,” Marc Turtletaub, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, producers

FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
“Sweet Land,” Ali Selim, director Alan Cumming, James Bigham, Ali Selim, producers

DIRECTOR
Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, “Little Miss Sunshine”

MALE LEAD
Ryan Gosling, “Half Nelson”

FEMALE LEAD
Shareeka Epps, “Half Nelson”

SUPPORTING MALE
Alan Arkin, “Little Miss Sunshine”

SUPPORTING FEMALE
Frances McDormand, “Friends with Money”

SCREENPLAY
Jason Reitman, “Thank You For Smoking”

FIRST SCREENPLAY
Michael Arndt, “Little Miss Sunshine”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Guillermo Navarro, “Pan’s Labyrinth”

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer)
“Quinceanera,” Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland, writer/directors; Anne Clements, producer

DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director)
“The Road to Guantanamo,” Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, directors

FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the director)
“The Lives of Others,” (Germany); Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, director

AXIUM PRODUCERS AWARD
Howard Gertler and Tim Perell

SPECIAL DISTINCTION AWARD
David Lynch, Laura Dern

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