Spirit Awards 2022 Winners
"The Lost Daughter" and "Zola" Lead Spirit Awards Winners — See the Full List
The 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards winners are finally here! The show, which usually takes place during the same weekend as the Oscars, returned to the Santa Monica Pier after resorting to a virtual ceremony last year. On Dec. 14, 2021, this year's Spirit Awards nominees were announced via a livestream broadcast with Regina Hall, Naomi Watts, and Beanie Feldstein.
Kristen Stewart, who recently scored her first Oscar nomination for her haunting portrayal of Princess Diana in "Spencer," served as the honorary chair while making her Spirit Awards debut. Wearing a sequined Chanel jumpsuit, Stewart presented the award for best male lead, which went to Simon Rex for his role in "Red Rocket." Meanwhile, Taylour Paige won best female lead for "Zola." It was a big night for films "The Lost Daughter" and "Zola," which scored two and three wins, respectively. This year's presenters included Sydney Sweeney, Lily James, Regina Hall, Andrew Garfield, and Rosario Dawson.
Keep reading for the complete list of winners ahead.
WINNER: "The Lost Daughter"
Best First Feature
WINNER: "7 Days"
John Cassavetes Award
WINNER: "Shiva Baby"
Writer/Director/Producer: Emma Seligman
Producers: Kieran Altmann, Katie Schiller, Lizzie Shapiro
WINNER: Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Lost Daughter"
WINNER: "The Lost Daughter," Maggie Gyllenhaal
Best First Screenplay
WINNER: "Pig," Michael Sarnoski; Story by Vanessa Block, Michael Sarnoski
WINNER: Edu Grau, "Passing"
WINNER: Joi McMillon, "Zola"
Best Female Lead
WINNER: Taylour Paige, "Zola"
Best Male Lead
WINNER: Simon Rex, "Red Rocket"
Best Supporting Female
WINNER: Ruth Negga, "Passing"
Best Supporting Male
WINNER: Troy Kotsur, "CODA"
Robert Altman Award
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
WINNER: "Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)"
Best International Award
WINNER: "Drive My Car" (Japan)
WINNER: Lizzie Shapiro
Someone To Watch
WINNER: Alex Camilleri, "Luzzu"
Truer Than Fiction Award
WINNER: Jessica Beshir, "Faya Dayi"
Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series
WINNER: "Black and Missing"
Best New Scripted Series
WINNER: "Reservation Dogs"
Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series
WINNER: Thuso Mbedu, "The Underground Railroad"
Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series
WINNER: Lee Jung-jae, "Squid Game"
Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series
WINNER: "Reservation Dogs"
Ensemble Cast: Devery Jacobs, D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Lane Factor, Paulina Alexis, Sarah Podemski, Zahn McClarnon, Lil Mike, FunnyBone