16th Independent Spirit Awards
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16th Independent Spirit Awards
16th Independent Spirit Awards
DateMarch 24, 2001
SiteSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Hosted byJohn Waters
Best FilmCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Most awardsCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (3)
Most nominationsRequiem for a Dream (5)
Chuck & Buck (5)
You Can Count On Me (5)

The 16th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2000, were announced on March 24, 2001. It was hosted by John Waters.[1][2][3][4][5]

Nominees and winners

Best Feature

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Best First Feature

You Can Count On Me

Best Director

Ang LeeCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Best Male Lead

Javier BardemBefore Night Falls

Best Female Lead

Ellen BurstynRequiem for a Dream

Best Supporting Male

Willem DafoeShadow of the Vampire

Best Supporting Female

Zhang ZiyiCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Best Screenplay

You Can Count On MeKenneth Lonergan

Best First Screenplay

Love & BasketballGina Prince-Bythewood

Best Cinematography

Requiem for a DreamMatthew Libatique

Best Foreign Film

Dancer in the Dark o Denmark

Best Documentary

Dark Days

Best Debut Performance

Michelle RodriguezGirlfight

Best Feature Under $500,000

Chuck & Buck

Truer Than Fiction Award

Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale

Producers Award

Paul MezeyThe Ballad of Ramblin' Jack and Spring Forward

Someone to Watch Award

Marc ForsterEverything Put Together

Films with multiple wins

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon-3
  • Requiem for a Dream-2
  • You Can Count on Me-2

Films with multiple nominations

  • Requiem for a Dream-5
  • Before Night Falls-4
  • George Washington-4
  • Chuck & Buck-3
  • Love & Basketball-3
  • Our Song-3
  • You Can Count on Me-3
  • Girlfight-2
  • Songcatcher-2


  1. ^ "Four Independent Films Dominate Spirit Nominations". Los Angeles Times. 2001-01-11. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Requiem, Count, Chuck & Buck in Three-Way Tie at Spirit Noms". ABC News. 2001-01-11. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Chuck and Requiem lead awards race". BBC News. 2001-01-11. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Tiger Takes 3 Spirit Awards". ABC News. 2001-03-24. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Tiger triumph at independent awards". BBC News. 2001-03-25. Retrieved .

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