19th Independent Spirit Awards

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19th Independent Spirit Awards
DateFebruary 28, 2004
Hosted byJohn Waters
Best FilmLost in Translation
Most awardsLost in Translation (4)
Most nominationsIn America (6)

The 19th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2003, were announced on February 28, 2004. It was hosted by John Waters.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Nominees and winners[edit]

Best Feature[edit]

Lost in Translation

Best First Feature[edit]


Best Director[edit]

Sofia CoppolaLost in Translation

Best Male Lead[edit]

Bill MurrayLost in Translation

Best Female Lead[edit]

Charlize TheronMonster

Best Supporting Male[edit]

Djimon HounsouIn America

Best Supporting Female[edit]

Shohreh AghdashlooHouse of Sand and Fog

Best Screenplay[edit]

Lost in TranslationSofia Coppola

Best First Screenplay[edit]

The Station AgentTom McCarthy

Best Cinematography[edit]

In AmericaDeclan Quinn

Best Foreign Film[edit]

Whale RiderNew Zealand

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

The Fog of War

Best Debut Performance[edit]

Nikki ReedThirteen

John Cassavetes Award[edit]

The Station Agent

Truer Than Fiction Award[edit]

Lost Boys of Sudan

Producers Award[edit]

Mary Jane SkalskiThe Jimmy Show and The Station Agent

Someone to Watch Award[edit]

Andrew BujalskiFunny Ha Ha

Special Distinction Award[edit]

Films with multiple nominations[edit]

  • In America-6
  • American Splendor-5
  • Raising Victor Vargas-5
  • Lost in Translation-4
  • Shattered Glass-4
  • House of Sand and Fog-3
  • Monster-3
  • Pieces of April-3
  • Thirteen-3
  • Anne B. Real-2
  • Elephant-2
  • Blue Car-2
  • My Architect-2
  • Soldier's Girl-2

Films with multiple wins[edit]

  • Lost in Translation-4
  • The Station Agent-3
  • In America-2
  • Monster-2

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "'American' Beauties". Entertainment Weekly. 2003-12-03. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  2. ^ "The 'best' season begins". Los Angeles Times. 2003-12-04. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  3. ^ ""In America," "American Splendor," and "Raising Victor Vargas" Top Nominees for 2004 IFP Independent". indieWire. 2003-12-04. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  4. ^ "'Lost in Translation' Captures Top Prizes at Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. 2004-02-29. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  5. ^ ""Lost In Translation" Tops Independent Spirit Awards, "Station Agent" Another Big Winner". indieWire. 2004-02-28. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  6. ^ "Translation captures Spirit awards". BBC News. 2004-02-29. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  7. ^ "'Lost in Translation' finds success at Independent Spirit". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2004-03-01. Retrieved 2012-08-20.