The following is a complete list of winners of the 1999 Independent Spirit Awards:
[ Best Feature ] ^ “Election” ^ Producers: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, David Gale & Keith Samples ^ Paramount Pictures
[ Best First Feature – Over $500,000 ] ^ “Being John Malkovich”^ Director: Spike Jonze^ Producers: Michael Stipe, Sandy Stern, Steve Golin and Vincent Landay^ USA Films
[ Best First Feature – Under $500,000 ]^ “The Blair Witch Project”^ Directors: Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez^ Producers: Gregg Hale & Robin Cowie^ Artisan Entertainment
[ Best Director ] ^ Alexander Payne^ “Election”^ Paramount Pictures
[ Best Female Lead ] ^ Hilary Swank^ “Boys Don’t Cry”^ Fox Searchlight
[ Best Male Lead ] ^ Richard Farnsworth^ “The Straight Story”^ Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
[ Best Supporting Female ] ^ Chloe Sevigny^ “Boys Don’t Cry”^ Fox Searchlight
[ Best Supporting Male ] ^ Steve Zahn^ “Happy, Texas”^Miramax Films
[ Best Debut Performance ] ^ Actors making their first appearance in a feature film^ Kimberly J. Brown^ “Tumbleweeds”^ Fine Line Features
[ Best Screenplay ] ^ Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor^ “Election”^ Paramount Pictures
[ Best First Screenplay ] ^ Charlie Kaufman^ “Being John Malkovich”^ USA Films
[ Best Cinematographer ] ^ Lisa Rinzler^ “Three Seasons”^ USA Films
[ Best Foreign Film ] ^ “Run Lola Run” (Germany)^ Director: Tom Tykwer ^Sony Pictures Classics

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