2006 Independent Spirit Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff

The 22nd Independent Spirit Awards, honoring excellence in independent film, took place on February 24, 2007, on Santa Monica beach.

Feature Little Miss Sunshine
First Feature Ali Selim, Alan Cumming, and James Bigham, Sweet Land
John Cassavetes Award Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, and Anne Clements, Quinceañera
Male Lead Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
Female Lead Shareeka Epps, Half Nelson
Supporting Male Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine
Supporting Female Frances McDormand, Friends with Money
Director Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Little Miss Sunshine
Screenplay Jason Reitman, Thank You for Smoking
First Screenplay Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine
Cinematography Guillermo Navarro, El Laberinto del fauno
Foreign Film Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Das Leben der Anderen
Documentary Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, The Road to Guantanamo
Someone to Watch Award Julia Loktev, Day Night Day Night
Producers Award Howard Gertler and Tim Perell, Shortbus
Truer Than Fiction Award Adele Horne, "P.O.V." The Tailenders

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