2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards: The Complete List of Winners!

Posted Saturday March 1, 2014 8:00 PM GMT

Just one night before the Oscars take over town, stars flocked to the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards on the Santa Monica Beach earlier this evening (March 1).

Patton Oswalt took over the hosting duties and put on a fabulous show as stars including Lupita Nyong'o, Jared Leto, Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey took home awards in the acting categories.

Meanwhile, "12 Years a Slave" and "Fruitvale Station" were recognized for Best Feature and Best First Feature, respectively.

In addition, Steve McQueen and John Ridley were recognized for their outstanding work in directing and adapting the screenplay to the Oscar-nominated film also starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Check out the full list of winners from the 2014 Spirit Awards below!

BEST FEATURE
12 Years a Slave

BEST DIRECTOR
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

BEST SCREENPLAY
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
Fruitvale Station

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Bob Nelson, Nebraska

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD - Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. Award given to the writer, director, and producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.
This Is Martin Bonner

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

BEST MALE LEAD
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
12 Years a Slave

BEST EDITING
Short Term 12

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)
20 Feet From Stardom

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
Blue is the Warmest Color

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD - (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Mud
Director: Jeff Nichols
Casting Director: Francine Maisler
Ensemble Cast: Joe Don Baker / Jacob Lofland / Matthew McConaughey / Ray McKinnon / Sarah Paulson / Michael Shannon / Sam Shepard / Tye Sheridan / Paul Sparks / Bonnie Sturdivant / Reese Witherspoon

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