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15th Independent Spirit Awards
15th Independent Spirit Awards
DateMarch 25, 2000
SiteSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Hosted byJennifer Tilly
Best FilmElection[1]
Most awardsElection (3)
Most nominationsThe Limey (5)

The 15th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 1999, were announced on March 25, 2000. It was hosted by Jennifer Tilly.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Nominees and winners

Best Feature


Best First Feature (Over $500,000)

Being John Malkovich

Best First Feature (Under $500,000)

The Blair Witch Project

Best Director

Alexander PayneElection

Best Male Lead

Richard FarnsworthThe Straight Story

Best Female Lead

Hilary SwankBoys Don't Cry

Best Supporting Male

Steve ZahnHappy, Texas

Best Supporting Female

Chloë SevignyBoys Don't Cry

Best Screenplay

ElectionAlexander Payne and Jim Taylor

Best First Screenplay

Being John MalkovichCharlie Kaufman

Best Cinematography

Three Seasons – Lisa Rinzler

Best Foreign Film

Run Lola Run o Germany

Best Debut Performance

Kimberly J. BrownTumbleweeds

Truer Than Fiction Award

Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles

Producers Award

Pamela Koffler – I'm Losing You

Someone to Watch Award

Cauleen SmithDrylongso


  1. ^ CNN.com - Entertainment - 'Election' voted best film in Spirit Awards - March 26, 2000
  2. ^ ""Election," "Limey" Up for Indie Oscars". E! Online. 2000-01-13. Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "'The Limey,' 'Election' Got the Spirit". Hollywood.com. 2000-01-14. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "'Election' Elected by Spirit Awards". Hollywood.com. 2000-03-26. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "'Election' Tallies Up 3 Big Wins at 15th Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. 2000-03-26. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "'Election' wins 3 IFP Spirit awards". Variety. 2000-03-26. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "'Election' wins 3 Independent Spirit awards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2000-03-27. Retrieved .

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