news ‘Everything Everywhere’ Sweeps 2023 Indie Spirits: Full Winners List

The blue carpet has been rolled up, and now we know who are the 2023 Independent Spirit Awards winners. The list of nominees recognized the best among films made for under $30 million in 2023 — that’s an increase from the previous budget cap, in recognition of ever-increasing production costs.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” earned pretty much a clean sweep: winning all seven of the categories in which it was nominated, including Best Feature, and seven of its eight nominees winning overall — Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis were competing against each other in one category, Supporting Performance, with the former winning.

Yes, the 38th edition of the awards put on by Film Independent have made a change previously adopted by the Gotham Awards: to have gender-neutral performance categories. That means Cate Blanchett was not just competing against Michelle Yeoh for Best Lead Performance (who ultimately won), but also Paul Mescal from “Aftersun” (though, along with Jeremy Pope in ‘The Inspection” he’s one of only two men in the category).

The honors for “Everything Everywhere” beyond Best Feature, Best Lead Performance, and Best Supporting Performance also included Best Director (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Best Breakthrough Performance (Stephanie Hsu), Best Screenplay, and Best Editing.

The only films to win awards were those that were not going up against “Everything Everywhere”: “TÁR” for Best Cinematography, “Aftersun” for Best First Feature, “Emily the Criminal” for Best First Screenplay, “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” for Best Documentary, “Nanny” (or really, Nikyatu Jusu) for the Someone to Watch Award, “Women Talking” for the previously announced Robert Altman Award, “Joyland” for Best International Feature, “I Didn’t See You There” for the Truer Than Fiction Award, and “The Cathedral” for the John Cassavetes Award.

Quinta Brunson and Ayo Edebiri won the Lead Performance and Supporting Performance awards for TV, respectively. “The Rehearsal” won Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series and “The Bear” won Best New Scripted Series.

Another big change concerns how to watch the Spirit Awards: the ceremony did not air on IFC but on YouTube.

Full winners list below.

Best Feature

“Bones and All”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” (WINNER)
“Our Father, the Devil”
“Women Talking”

Best Director

Todd Field, “TÁR”
Kogonada, “After Yang”
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (WINNER)
Sarah Polley, “Women Talking”
Halina Reijn, “Bodies Bodies Bodies”

Best First Feature

“Aftersun” (WINNER)
“Emily the Criminal”
“The Inspection”
“Palm Trees and Power Lines”

Best Lead Performance

Cate Blanchett, “TÁR”
Dale Dickey, “A Love Song”
Mia Goth, “Pearl”
Regina Hall, “Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul”
Paul Mescal, “Aftersun”
Aubrey Plaza, “Emily the Criminal”
Jeremy Pope, “The Inspection”
Taylor Russell, “Bones and All”
Andrea Riseborough, “To Leslie”
Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (WINNER)

Best Supporting Performance

Jamie Lee Curtis, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Brian Tyree Henry, “Causeway”
Nina Hoss, “TÁR”
Brian d’Arcy James, “The Cathedral”
Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (WINNER)
Trevante Rhodes, “Bruiser”
Theo Rossi, “Emily the Criminal”
Mark Rylance, “Bones and All”
Jonathan Tucker, “Palm Trees and Power Lines”
Gabrielle Union, “The Inspection”

Breakthrough Performance

Frankie Corio, “Aftersun”
Gracija Filipović, “Murina”
Stephanie Hsu, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (WINNER)
Lily McInerny, “Palm Trees and Power Lines”
Daniel Zolghadri, “Funny Pages”

Best Screenplay

“After Yang”
“Catherine Called Birdy”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” (WINNER)
“Women Talking”

Best First Screenplay

“Bodies Bodies Bodies”
“Emily the Criminal” (WINNER)
“Fire Island”
“Palm Trees and Power Lines”

Best Cinematography

“Neptune Frost”

Best Editing

“The Cathedral”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” (WINNER)
“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”

Robert Altman Award

“Women Talking”

Best Documentary

“A House Made of Splinters”
“All That Breathes”
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” (WINNER)
“Riotsville USA”

Best International Film

“Joyland” (WINNER)
“Leonor Will Never Die”
“Return to Seoul”
“Saint Omer”

Someone to Watch Award

Adamma Ebo, “Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul”
Nikyatu Jusu, “Nanny” (WINNER)
Araceli Lemos, “Holy Emy”

Truer Than Fiction Award

Isabel Castro, “Mija”
Reid Davenport, “I Didn’t See You There” (WINNER)
Rebeca Huntt, “Beba (Bayba)”

John Cassavetes Award

“The African Desperate”
“A Love Song”
“The Cathedral” (WINNER)
“Holy Emy”
“Something in the Dirt”

Producers Award

Liz Cardenas
Tory Lenosky (WINNER)
David Grove Churchill Viste

Best New Scripted Series

“The Bear” (WINNER)
“The Porter”
“Station Eleven”

Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series

“Children of the Underground”
“Mind Over Murder”
“Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?”
“The Rehearsal” (WINNER)
“We Need to Talk About Cosby”

Best Lead Performance in a New Scripted Series

Aml Ameen, “The Porter”
Mohammed Amer, “Mo”
Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary” (WINNER)
Bridget Everett, “Somebody Somewhere”
KaMillion, “Rap Sh!t”
Melanie Lynskey, “Yellowjackets”
Himesh Patel, “Station Eleven”
Sue Ann Pien, “As We See It”
Adam Scott, “Severance”
Ben Whishaw, “This Is Going to Hurt”

Best Supporting Performance in a New Scripted Series

Danielle Deadwyler, “Station Eleven”
Ayo Edebiri, “The Bear” (WINNER)
Jeff Hiller, “Somebody Somewhere”
Gbemisola Ikumelo, “A League of Their Own” (I think?)
Janelle James, “Abbott Elementary”
Ebon Moss-Bachrach, “The Bear”
Frank Quiñones, “The Fool”
Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Abbott Elementary”
Molly Shannon, “I Love That for You”
Tramell Tillman, “Severance”

Best Ensemble Cast in a new Scripted Series

“Pachinko” (WINNER)
Ensemble Cast: Soji Arai, Jin Ha, Inji Jeong, Minha Kim, Kaho Minami, Lee Minho, Steve Sanghyun Noh, Anna Sawai, Jimmi Simpson, Yuh-jung Youn