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The Lost Daughter by Maggie Gyllenhaal - Winners of the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards
Dakota Johnson, left, and Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter, by Maggie Gyllenhaal. [Yannis Drakoulidis| Netflix]

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter was the big winner at the 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards, winning Best Feature along with Best Director and Best Screenplay for Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Other top winning films include 7 Days which won Best First Feature; Pig, which won Best First Screenplay; Drive My Car, which won Best International Film; Summer of Soul, which won Best Documentary; and Shiva Baby, which received the John Cassavetes Award.

Acting awards went to Passing, which won Best Supporting Female for Ruth Negga; Zola, won Best Female Lead for Taylour Paige; Red Rocket, which won Best Male Lead for Simon Rex; and CODA, which won Best Supporting Male for Troy Kotsur.

The 14th annual Robert Altman Award, which was created in 2008 in honor of legendary film director Robert Altman, who was known for creating extraordinary ensemble casts, was awarded to Mass director Fran Kranz, alongside casting directors Henry Russell Bergstein and Allison Estrin as well as ensemble cast Kagen Albright, Reed Birney, Michelle N. Carter, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton and Breeda Wool.

Previously announced winners of the Emerging Filmmaker Awards Grants are Alex Camilleri (Luzzu), who received the Someone to Watch Award; Lizzie Shapiro, who received the Producers Award; and Jessica Beshir (Faya Dayi), who received the Truer Than Fiction Award.

The following is a complete list of the winners:

Winners of the 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards


Best Feature
The Lost Daughter (Netflix)
Producers: Charles Dorfman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Osnat Handelsman Keren, Talia Kleinhendler

Best Director
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter (Netflix)

Best Screenplay
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter (Netflix)

Best First Feature
7 Days (Cinedigm)
Director: Roshan Sethi
Producers: Liz Cardenas, Mel Eslyn

Best First Screenplay
Michael Sarnoski, Story by Vanessa Block and Michael Sarnoski; Pig (NEON)

John Cassavetes Award
(for best feature made under $500,000)
Shiva Baby (Utopia)
Writer/Director/Producer: Emma Seligman
Producers: Kieran Altmann, Katie Schiller, Lizzie Shapiro

Best Supporting Female
Ruth Negga, Passing (Netflix)

Best Supporting Male
Troy Kotsur, CODA (Apple+)

Best Female Lead
Taylour Paige, Zola (A24)

Best Male Lead
Simon Rex, Red Rocket (A24)

Robert Altman Award
Mass (Bleecker Street)
Director: Fran Kranz
Casting Directors: Henry Russell Bergstein, Allison Estrin
Ensemble Cast: Kagen Albright, Reed Birney, Michelle N. Carter, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Breeda Wool

Best Cinematography
Edu Grau, Passing (Netflix)

Best Editing
Joi McMillon, Zola (A24)

Best International Film
Drive My Car (Sideshow in association with Janus Films)
Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Best Documentary
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Searchlight Pictures, Onyx Collective, Hulu)
Director: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Producers: David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent, Joseph Patel


Best New Scripted Series
Reservation Dogs (FX)
Creators/Executive Producers: Sterlin Harjo, Taika Waititi
Executive Producer: Garrett Basch

Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series
Black and Missing (HBO/HBO Max)
Series By/Executive Producers: Soledad O’Brien, Geeta Gandbhir
Executive Producers: Jo Honig, Patrick Conway, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, Sara Rodriguez

Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series
Thuso Mbedu, The Underground Railroad (Prime Video)

Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series
Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game (Netflix)

Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series
Reservation Dogs (FX)
Ensemble Cast: Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Lane Factor, Paulina Alexis, Sarah Podemski, Zahn McClarnon, Lil Mike, FunnyBone

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