2002 Independent Spirit Awards

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

The 18th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring excellence in independent film, took place on March 22, 2003 on Santa Monica beach.

FeatureFar from Heaven
First Feature (More Than $500,000)Peter Care, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
John Cassavetes Award (Feature Less Than $500,000)Rebecca Miller, Personal Velocity
Male LeadDerek Luke, Antwone Fisher
Female LeadJulianne Moore, Far from Heaven
Supporting MaleDennis Quaid, Far from Heaven
Supporting FemaleEmily Mortimer, Lovely & Amazing
Debut PerformanceNia Vardalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding
DirectorTodd Haynes, Far from Heaven
ScreenplayMike White, The Good Girl
First ScreenplayErin Cressida Wilson, Secretary
CinematographyEdward Lachman, Far from Heaven
Foreign FilmAlfonso Cuaron, Y Tu Mama Tambien (Mexico)
DocumentaryMichael Moore, Bowling for Columbine
Someone to Watch AwardPrzemyslaw Reut, director, Paradox Lake
Motorola Producers AwardEffie T. Brown, Real Women Have Curves and Stranger Inside
Truer Than Fiction AwardJennifer Dworkin, Love & Diane

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