Independent Spirit Awards 2019: The complete winners list

It's the Oscars of indie filmmaking -- except this ceremony had a host.

Aubrey Plaza served as master of ceremonies during Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards, as some of Hollywood's biggest stars came together with its brightest newcomers under the show's signature tent on the beach in Santa Monica, California, to honor the best in independent films.

"I want everyone to feel like, 'Man, anything can happen at any moment,'" Plaza had told ET prior to the big night. And considering the Spirit Awards had a vastly different crop of nominees than any other awards show this year, it provided an opportunity for some truly thrilling wins. See all of the winners, in bold, below.

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Dakota Johnson arrives for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on February 23, 2019. (Photo by JB Lacroix / AFP) (Photo credit should read JB LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Glenn Close attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Glenn Close attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Amanda Seyfried attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Regina King attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Toni Collette attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Aubrey Plaza arrives for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on February 23, 2019. (Photo by JB Lacroix / AFP) (Photo credit should read JB LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
Chloe Grace Moretz wore LOEWE to the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe attend the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Carey Mulligan attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Joanne Tucker and Adam Driver attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Armie Hammer attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Elizabeth Chambers attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Tilda Swinton arrives for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on February 23, 2019. (Photo by JB Lacroix / AFP) (Photo credit should read JB LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Regina Hall attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Jon Hamm attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Molly Shannon attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Nancy García García and Yalitza Aparicio attend the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Marcia Gay Harden attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Marisa Tomei attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Lakeith Stanfield attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Zoe Kazan attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: John Cho attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Bo Burnham and Elsie Fisher attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Aisha Tyler attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Mark Duplass and Ray Romano attend the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Shangela Laquifa Wadley attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Thomasin Harcourt Mckenzie arrives for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on February 23, 2019. (Photo by JB Lacroix / AFP) (Photo credit should read JB LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Sam Heughan attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Victoria Hill attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Riley Keough arrives for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on February 23, 2019. (Photo by JB Lacroix / AFP) (Photo credit should read JB LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Ekaterina Samsonov attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Marina De Tavira attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Fabrizia Sacchi attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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BEST FEATURE

Eighth Grade
First Reformed
If Beale Street Could Talk -- WINNER
Leave No Trace
You Were Never Really Here

BEST DIRECTOR


Debra Granik, Leave No Trace
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk -- WINNER
Tamara Jenkins, Private Life
Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here
Paul Schrader, First Reformed

BEST FIRST FEATURE

Hereditary
Sorry to Bother You -- WINNER
The Tale
We the Animals
Wildlife

BEST FEMALE LEAD


Glenn Close, The Wife -- WINNER
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Regina Hall, Support the Girls
Helena Howard, Madeline's Madeline
Carey Mulligan, Wildlife

BEST MALE LEAD

John Cho, Searching
Daveed Diggs, Blindspotting
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed -- WINNER
Christian Malheiros, Sócrates
Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

Kayli Carter, Private Life
Tyne Daly, A Bread Factory
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk  -- WINNER
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Leave No Trace
J. Smith-Cameron, Nancy

BEST SUPPORTING MALE

Raúl Castillo, We the Animals
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me? -- WINNER
Josh Hamilton, Eighth Grade
John David Washington, Monsters and Men


BEST SCREENPLAY

Richard Glatzer (Writer/Story By), Rebecca Lenkiewicz & Wash Westmoreland, Colette
Nicole Holofcener & Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me? -- WINNER
Tamara Jenkins, Private Life
Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You
Paul Schrader, First Reformed

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade -- WINNER
Christina Choe, Nancy
Cory Finley, Thoroughbreds
Jennifer Fox, The Tale
Quinn Shephard (Writer/Story By) and Laurie Shephard (Story By), Blame

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ashley Connor, Madeline's Madeline
Diego Garcia, Wildlife
Benjamin Loeb, Mandy
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Suspiria -- WINNER
Zak Mulligan, We the Animals

BEST EDITING

Joe Bini, You Were Never Really Here -- WINNER
Keiko Deguchi, Brian A. Kates & Jeremiah Zagar, We the Animals
Luke Dunkley, Nick Fenton, Chris Gill & Julian Hart, American Animals
Anne Fabini, Alex Hall and Gary Levy, The Tale
Nick Houy, Mid90s

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000.)

A Bread Factory
En el Séptimo Día -- WINNER

Never Goin' Back
Sócrates
Thunder Road

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
(Given to one film director, casting director and ensemble cast.)

Suspiria

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

Burning (South Korea)
The Favourite (United Kingdom)
Happy as Lazzaro (Italy)
Roma (Mexico) -- WINNER
Shoplifters (Japan)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Of Fathers and Sons
On Her Shoulders
Shirkers
Won't You Be My Neighbor? -- WINNER

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
(Recognizes emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality independent films.)

Jonathan Duffy and Kelly Williams
Gabrielle Nadig
Shrihari Sathe

SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
(Recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.)

Alex Moratto, Sócrates
Ioana Uricaru, Lemonade
Jeremiah Zagar, We the Animals

TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
(Recognized an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant attention.)

Alexandria Bombach, On Her Shoulders
Bing Liu, Minding the Gap
RaMell Ross, Hale County This Morning, This Evening

ANNUAL BONNIE AWARD
(Recognizes a mid-career female director with a $50,000 unrestricted grant.)

Debra Granik
Tamara Jenkins
Karyn Kusama

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