9th Independent Spirit Awards

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9th Independent Spirit Awards
DateMarch 19, 1994
SiteHollywood Palladium, U.S.
Hosted byRobert Townsend
Best FilmShort Cuts
Most awardsShort Cuts (3)
Most nominationsRuby in Paradise (6)
The Wedding Banquet (6)

The 9th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent filmmaking for 1993, were announced on March 19, 1994 at the Hollywood Palladium.[1][2] Hosted by Robert Townsend.


A committee of the governing body of the Independent Features Project/West determined that A Dangerous Woman by Gramercy Pictures, jointly owned by Universal Pictures and Polygram, was not eligible, according to President Cathy Main.[3]

Nominees and winners[edit]

Best Feature Best Director
Short Cuts Robert AltmanShort Cuts
Best Male Lead Best Female Lead
Jeff BridgesAmerican Heart Ashley JuddRuby in Paradise
Best Supporting Male Best Supporting Female
Christopher LloydTwenty Bucks Lili TaylorHousehold Saints
Best Screenplay Best First Feature
Short CutsRobert Altman and Frank Barhydt El Mariachi
Best Cinematography Best Foreign Film
Menace II Society – Lisa Rinzler The PianoAustralia/New Zealand

Films that received multiple nominations[edit]

Nominations Film
6 Ruby in Paradise
The Wedding Banquet
5 American Heart
4 Equinox
Short Cuts
3 Household Saints
Menace II Society
2 The Ballad of Little Jo
Combination Platter
El Mariachi
Much Ado About Nothing

Films that won multiple awards[edit]

Awards Film
3 Short Cuts

Special awards[edit]

John Cassavetes Award[edit]

Special Distinction Award[edit]

  • Sandra Schulberg


  1. ^ "Independence days". Variety. 2005-02-24. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  2. ^ "'Banquet,' 'Ruby' Lead '93 Spirit Nominees". Los Angeles Times. 1994-01-14. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  3. ^ "'Banquet,' 'Ruby' Lead '93 Spirit Nominees". Los Angeles Times. 1994-01-14. Retrieved 2012-08-15.

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