4th Independent Spirit Awards

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4th Independent Spirit Awards
DateMarch 25, 1989
SiteHollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Los Angeles, California
Hosted byBuck Henry
Best FilmStand and Deliver
Most awardsStand and Deliver (6)
Most nominationsStand and Deliver (7)

The 4th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 1988, were announced on March 25, 1989[1] at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. It was hosted by Buck Henry.[2]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Edward James Olmos, Best Male Lead winner
Lou Diamond Phillips, Best Supporting Male winner
Best Feature Best Director
Stand and Deliver Ramón MenéndezStand and Deliver
Best Male Lead Best Female Lead
Edward James OlmosStand and Deliver Jodie FosterFive Corners
Best Supporting Male Best Supporting Female
Lou Diamond PhillipsStand and Deliver Rosana De SotoStand and Deliver
Best Screenplay Best First Feature
Stand and DeliverRamón Menéndez and Tom Musca Mystic Pizza
Best Cinematography Best Foreign Film
The Unbearable Lightness of BeingSven Nykvist Wings of DesireWest Germany

Films with multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Films that received multiple nominations[edit]

Nominations Film
7 Stand and Deliver
6 Hairspray
5 Patti Rocks
3 Five Corners
The Moderns
The Prince of Pennsylvania
Talk Radio
The Wash
2 Mystic Pizza
The Thin Blue Line
Torch Song Trilogy

Films that won multiple awards[edit]

Awards Film
6 Stand and Deliver

Special awards[edit]

Friends of Independence Award[edit]

  • The National Coalition of Independent Public Broadcasting Producers


  1. ^ "'Stand and Deliver' Leads With 7 Spirit Nominations". Los Angeles Times. 1989-01-24. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  2. ^ "Independence days". Variety. 2005-02-24. Retrieved 2014-03-13.

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