2001 Independent Spirit Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 17th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring excellence in independent film, took place on March 23, 2002 on Santa Monica beach.

First Feature (More Than $500,000)Todd Field, In the Bedroom
First Feature (Less Than $500,000)Michael Polish, Jackpot
Male LeadTom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom
Female LeadSissy Spacek, In the Bedroom
Supporting MaleSteve Buscemi, Ghost World
Supporting FemaleCarrie-Anne Moss, Memento
Debut PerformancePaul Franklin Dano, L.I.E.
DirectorChristopher Nolan, Memento
ScreenplayChristopher Nolan, Memento
First ScreenplayDaniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff, Ghost World
CinematographyPeter Deming, Mulholland Drive
Foreign FilmJean-Pierre Jeunet, Amélie (France)
DocumentaryStacy Peralta, Dogtown and Z-Boys
Turning Leaf Coastal Reserve Someone to Watch AwardDebra Eisenstadt, Daydream Believer
Motorola Producers AwardRené Bastian and Linda Moran, Martin and Orloff and L.I.E.
DirectTV/IFC Truer Than Fiction AwardMonteith McCollum, Hybrid

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