13th Independent Spirit Awards

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13th Independent Spirit Awards
DateMarch 21, 1998
SiteSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Hosted byJohn Turturro
Best FilmThe Apostle
Most awardsThe Apostle (3)
Most nominationsThe Apostle (7)

The 13th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 1997, were announced on March 21, 1998. It was hosted by John Turturro.[1][2][3]

Nominees and winners[edit]

Best Feature Best Director
The Apostle Robert DuvallThe Apostle
Best Male Lead Best Female Lead
Robert DuvallThe Apostle Julie ChristieAfterglow
Best Supporting Male Best Supporting Female
Jason LeeChasing Amy Debbi MorganEve's Bayou
Best Screenplay Best First Screenplay
Chasing AmyKevin Smith In the Company of MenNeil LaBute
Best First Feature Best Debut Performance
Eve's Bayou Aaron EckhartIn the Company of Men
Best Cinematography Best International Film
Kama Sutra: A Tale of LoveDeclan Quinn The Sweet HereafterCanada

Films that received multiple nominations[edit]

Nominations Film
7 The Apostle
6 Star Maps
5 Hard Eight
Ulee's Gold
4 In the Company of Men
3 The Bible and Gun Club
Chasing Amy
Waiting for Guffman
2 Eve's Bayou

Films that won multiple awards[edit]

Awards Film
3 The Apostle
2 Chasing Amy
Eve's Bayou
In the Company of Men

Special awards[edit]

Truer Than Fiction Award[edit]

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

Producers Award[edit]

Scott Macauley and Robin O'Hara – Habit

Someone to Watch Award[edit]

Scott Saunders – The Headhunter's Sister

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Duvall's "Apostle" Nabs Most Nominations for 13th Independent Spirit Awards". indieWire. 1998-01-09. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
  2. ^ ""The Apostle" Takes Top Prizes at 13th Independent Spirit Awards". indieWire. 1998-03-21. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
  3. ^ "'Apostle' Takes Top Honors at Independent Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. 1998-03-22. Retrieved 2012-08-16.