25th Independent Spirit Awards

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25th Independent Spirit Awards
DateMarch 5, 2010
Hosted byEddie Izzard
Best FilmPrecious
Most awardsPrecious (5)
Most nominationsPrecious (5)
The Last Station (5)

The 25th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 2009, were announced on March 5, 2010. It was hosted by Eddie Izzard.[1][2][3][4][5]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Lee Daniels, Best Director winner
Jeff Bridges, Best Male Lead winner
Gabourey Sidibe, Best Female Lead winner
Woody Harrelson, Best Supporting Male winner
Mo'Nique, Best Supporting Female winner
Best Feature Best Director
Precious Lee DanielsPrecious
Best Male Lead Best Female Lead
Jeff BridgesCrazy Heart Gabourey SidibePrecious
Best Supporting Male Best Supporting Female
Woody HarrelsonThe Messenger Mo'NiquePrecious
Best Screenplay Best First Screenplay
(500) Days of SummerScott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber PreciousGeoffrey Fletcher
Best First Feature Best Documentary
Crazy Heart Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Best Cinematography Best Foreign Film
A Serious ManRoger Deakins An EducationFrance/UK

Films with multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
5 Precious
The Last Station
3 (500) Days of Summer
A Single Man
Crazy Heart
The Messenger
Sin Nombre
2 A Serious Man
Cold Souls
Two Lovers
The Vicious Kind
That Evening Sun
Films that won multiple awards
Awards Film
5 Precious
2 Crazy Heart

Special awards[edit]

John Cassavetes Award[edit]


Truer Than Fiction Award[edit]


Producers Award[edit]

Karin Chien – Santa Mesa and The Exploding Girl

Someone to Watch Award[edit]

Kyle Patrick Alvarez – Easier with Practice

Robert Altman Award[edit]


  1. ^ "'Precious' and 'The Last Station' lead Independent Spirit Award nominations". The Envelope. 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  2. ^ "Precious, Last Station Score Five Indie Spirit Noms". indieWire. 2009-12-01. Archived from the original on 2015-12-10. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  3. ^ ""Precious" Tops Spirit Awards". indieWire. 2010-03-06. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  4. ^ "'Precious' wins big at Independent Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. 2010-03-06. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  5. ^ "'Precious' dominates Spirit Awards with 5 prizes". USA Today. 2010-03-06. Retrieved 2012-08-25.

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