It’s that time of year again! Movies and shows were made, movies and shows were released, movies and shows were watched, and now movies and shows need to be given trophies. The FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS came back for the 38th year, honoring the best films, filmmakers, series, and performers of 2022. The beachside gala took place on March 4, 2023, in Santa Monica, CA, hosted by Hasan Minhaj and streamed live on IMDb’s and Film Independent’s YouTube channels. SAGindie was in attendance (jealous?), but one thing that everyone can participate in is checking out the winners and judging for yourself if they were worthy of the top prizes!

See the full list of all nominees and winners below.


2023 Spirit Awards Nominees & Winners


Feature Awards

Best Feature

Best First Feature

John Cassavetes Award (for best film made for under $1 million)

Best Director

Best Lead Performance

Best Supporting Performance

Best Breakthrough Performance

Best Screenplay

Best First Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Best Editing

Best International Feature

Best Documentary

Robert Altman Award (for best ensemble casting)

Emerging Filmmaker Awards

Someone to Watch Award

Producers Award

Truer Than Fiction Award

TV Awards

Best New Scripted Series

Best New Non-Scripted/Documentary Series

Best Lead Performance in a Scripted Series

Best Supporting Performance in a Scripted Series

Best Ensemble in a Scripted Series



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