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2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners Announced

Film Independent has announced its winners for the 2022 edition of its Spirit Awards, which took place on March 6th at the Santa Monica Pier. Below is the list of complete winners:

Best Feature: The Lost Daughter

Best Director: Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter

Best Male Lead:  Simon Rex – Red Rocket

Best Female Lead: Taylour Paige – Zola

Best Supporting Male: Troy Kotsur – CODA

Best Supporting Female: Ruth Negga – Passing

Best Screenplay: Maggie GyllenhaalThe Lost Daughter

Best First Screenplay: Michael Sarnoski and Vanessa Block – Pig

Best First Feature: 7 Days

Best Documentary Feature: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Best Cinematography: Eduard Grau – Passing

Best Editing: Joi McMillon – Zola

Best International Film: Drive My Car

Best New Scripted Series: Reservation Dogs

Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series: Black and Missing 

Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series: Lee Jung-jae – Squid Game

Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series: Thuso Mbedu – The Underground Railroad

Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series: Reservation Dogs

John Cassavetes Award: Shiva Baby

Robert Altman Award: Mass

Producers Award: Lizzie Shapiro

Someone to Watch Award: Alex Camilleri – Luzzu

Truer than Fiction Award: Jessica Beshir – Faya Dayi

Source: Film Independent


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Robert Hamer
6 months ago

Wait, my favorite film of 2021 was the big winner of the night and Simon Rex won Best Actor and Passing won two awards including Best Supporting Actress???

I think this might be my favorite awards ceremony of the season so far!

Joey Magidson
6 months ago
Reply to  Robert Hamer

It definitely felt like one of the ones more designed for you than most!



Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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