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20th Independent Spirit Awards
20th Independent Spirit Awards
DateFebruary 26, 2005
Hosted bySamuel L. Jackson
Best FilmSideways
Most awardsSideways (6)
Most nominationsSideways (6)

The 20th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2004, were announced on February 26, 2005. It was hosted by Samuel L. Jackson.[1][2][3][4][5]

Nominees and winners

Best Feature


Best First Feature

Garden State

Best Director

Alexander PayneSideways

Best Male Lead

Paul GiamattiSideways

Best Female Lead

Catalina Sandino MorenoMaria Full of Grace

Best Supporting Male

Thomas Haden ChurchSideways

Best Supporting Female

Virginia MadsenSideways

Best Screenplay

SidewaysAlexander Payne and Jim Taylor

Best First Screenplay

Maria Full of GraceJoshua Marston

Best Cinematography

The Motorcycle DiariesEric Gautier

Best Foreign Film

The Sea Inside o Spain

Best Documentary Feature

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Best Debut Performance

Rodrigo de la SernaThe Motorcycle Diaries

John Cassavetes Award

Mean Creek

Truer Than Fiction Award

Born into Brothels

Producers Award

Gina Kwon – The Good Girl, Me and You and Everyone We Know and The Motel

Someone to Watch Award

Jem CohenChain

  • Bryan Poyser – Dear Pillow
  • Jennifer Reeves – The Time We Killed

Special Distinction Award

Films with multiple nominations

  • Sideways-6
  • Maria Full of Grace-5
  • Brother to Brother-4
  • Kinsey-4
  • Primer-4
  • Robbing Peter-4
  • Badasssss!-3
  • The Motorcycle Diaries-3
  • Napoleon Dynamite-3
  • The Woodsman-3
  • Cavedweller-2
  • The Door in the Floor-2
  • Down to the Bone-2
  • Garden State-2
  • On the Outs-2
  • Redemption-2
  • Saints and Soldiers-2
  • Woman Thou Art Loosed-2

Films with multiple wins

  • Sideways-6
  • Maria Full of Grace-2
  • Mean Creek-2
  • The Motorcycle Diaries-2

External links


  1. ^ "Independent bids for Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. 2004-12-01. Retrieved .
  2. ^ ""Sideways" and "Maria Full of Grace" Lead Spirit Award Nominations". indieWire. 2004-12-01. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Spirit Awards Toasts 'Sideways' With Sweep of Six Major Categories". Los Angeles Times. 2005-02-27. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Sideways Wins Six at Independent Spirit Awards". indieWire. 2005-02-28. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Wine and Spirits". Entertainment Weekly. 2005-03-07. Retrieved .

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