Wine-drinking comedy SIDEWAYS was the toast of the 20th annual INDEPENDENT Spirit Awards in California yesterday (25FEB05), claiming six of the ceremony's prizes.
Double winners at the ceremony were the indie movies Mean Creek, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES and MARIA FULL OF GRACE.
The full list of winners is:Best Director - ALEXANDER PAYNE (SIDEWAYS)
Best Feature - SIDEWAYSBest Male Lead - PAUL GIAMATTI (SIDEWAYS) Best Female Lead - Catalina Sandino Moreno (MARIA FULL OF GRACE) Best Supporting Male - THOMAS HADEN CHURCH (SIDEWAYS) Best Supporting Actress - VIRGINIA MADSEN (SIDEWAYS) Best First Feature - Zach Braff (Garden State) Best First Screenplay - Joshua Marston (MARIA FULL OF GRACE) Best Screenplay - ALEXANDER PAYNE and Jim Taylor (SIDEWAYS) Best Cinematography - ERIC GAUTIER (The Motorcycle Diaries)
Best Foreign Film - The Sea Inside
Best Documentary - Metallica: SOME KIND OF MONSTER
Producers Award - Gina Kwon
Truer Than Fiction Award - ZANA BRISKI and ROSS KAUFFMAN
Someone To Watch Award - Jem Cohen
Special Distinction Award - Cast of MEAN CREEKBest Debut Performance - Rodrigo de la Serna (THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES)
John Cassavetes Award - MEAN CREEK.27/02/2005 11:13
The film is almost half an hour longer than 'The Force Awakens'.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.