5th Independent Spirit Awards
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5th Independent Spirit Awards
5th Independent Spirit Awards
DateMarch 24, 1990
SiteHollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Los Angeles, California
Hosted byBuck Henry
Best FilmSex, Lies, and Videotape
Most awardsSex, Lies, and Videotape (4)
Drugstore Cowboy (4)
Most nominationsDrugstore Cowboy (8)

The 5th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 1989, were announced on March 24, 1990[1] at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. It was hosted by Buck Henry.[2]

Winners and nominees

Steven Soderbergh, Best Director winner
Matt Dillon, Best Male Lead winner
Andie MacDowell, Best Female Lead winner
Laura San Giacomo, Best Supporting Female winner
Gus Van Sant, Best Screenplay co-winner
Best Feature Best Director
Sex, Lies, and Videotape Steven SoderberghSex, Lies, and Videotape
Best Actor

Best Actress

Matt DillonDrugstore Cowboy Andie MacDowellSex, Lies, and Videotape
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Max PerlichDrugstore Cowboy Laura San GiacomoSex, Lies, and Videotape
Best Screenplay Best First Feature
Drugstore CowboyGus Van Sant and Daniel Yost Heathers
Best Cinematography Best Foreign Film
Drugstore CowboyRobert Yeoman My Left Foot o Ireland/UK

Films with multiple nominations and awards

Films that received multiple nominations

Nominations Film
8 Drugstore Cowboy
7 Mystery Train
5 Sex, Lies, and Videotape
3 Heathers
Powwow Highway
Sidewalk Stories
True Love
2 84 Charlie Mopic
Miracle Mile
Talking to Strangers

Films that won multiple awards

Awards Film
4 Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Drugstore Cowboy

Special Distinction Award

Do the Right Thing


  1. ^ "News & Notes: Indie Awards". Entertainment Weekly. 1990-04-13. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Independence days". Variety. 2005-02-24. Retrieved .

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