17th Independent Spirit Awards
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17th Independent Spirit Awards
17th Independent Spirit Awards
DateMarch 23, 2002
SiteSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Hosted byJohn Waters
Best FilmMemento
Most awardsMemento (4)
Most nominationsL.I.E. (7)

The 17th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2001, were announced on March 23, 2002. It was hosted by John Waters.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Nominees and winners

Best Feature


Best First Feature

In the Bedroom

Best Director

Christopher NolanMemento

Best Male Lead

Tom WilkinsonIn the Bedroom

Best Female Lead

Sissy SpacekIn the Bedroom

Best Supporting Male

Steve BuscemiGhost World

Best Supporting Female

Carrie-Anne MossMemento

Best Screenplay

MementoChristopher Nolan[7]

Best First Screenplay

Ghost WorldDaniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff

Best Cinematography

Mulholland DrivePeter Deming

Best Foreign Film

Amélie o France

Best Documentary Feature

Dogtown and Z-Boys

Best Debut Performance

Paul Franklin DanoL.I.E.

John Cassavetes Award


Truer Than Fiction Award


Producers Award

Rene Bastian and Linda Moran – Martin & Orloff and L.I.E.

Someone to Watch Award

Debra EisenstadtDaydream Believer

  • DeMane Davis and Khari Streeter – Lift
  • Michael Gilio – Kwik Stop
  • David Maquiling – Too Much Sleep

Films with multiple wins

  • Memento-4
  • In The Bedroom-3
  • Ghost World-2
  • L.I.E.-2

Films with multiple nominations

  • L.I.E.-7
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch-5
  • Memento-5
  • Acts of Worship-3
  • The Anniversary Party-3
  • Donnie Darko-3
  • Ghost World-3
  • Waking Life-3


  1. ^ "Spirits fly to 'L.I.E.'". Variety. 2002-01-08. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Spirit Awards Tilt Toward True Independence". Los Angeles Times. 2002-01-09. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "'Memento' tops Indie Spirit Awards". Variety. 2002-03-23. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "'Memento' Makes Memories at the Independent Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. 2002-03-24. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Declaration of Independents". Entertainment Weekly. 2002-03-27. Retrieved .
  6. ^ ""Memento" Has the Spirit". E! Online. 2002-03-23. Retrieved .
  7. ^ 2002 - Best Screenplay & Best Director Christopher Nolan - FilmIndependent on YouTube

External links

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