2023 Indie Spirit Awards: “Everything Everywhere” & “The Bear” Among Top Winners

This year’s awards season is slowly nearing its final stage, and Independent Spirit Awards set the tone for the Oscars just a week ahead of the film’s biggest night. Everything Everywhere All at Once continued its winning streak with historic seven wins, while The Bear picked up two TV awards.

Seeing Everything Everywhere win the best feature at the Spirit Awards wasn’t much of a surprise—after all, this was the most nominated film at the ceremony, with a total of eight nods. What did surprise us was seeing it make history by winning big in all seven categories it was nominated for, becoming the most-awarded show ever at this ceremony.

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert won awards for their work as directors and screenwriters, while Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu picked up trophies for their respective performances. Paul Rogers won the award for best editing, bringing the film’s total to seven accolades.

As for the television field, which was originally introduced just three years ago, The Bear was the biggest winner of the night. It was named the best new scripted series, while its star Ayo Edebiri picked up a trophy for her supporting performance in this culinary dramedy.

The 38th Independent Spirit Awards were hosted by Hasan Minhaj, and they took place at Santa Monica Pier, California on March 4.


Best Feature

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Lead Performance

Michelle Yeoh
Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Lead Performance in a New Scripted Series

Quinta Brunson
Abbott Elementary

Best Director

Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
Everything Everywhere All at Once

John Cassavetes Award

The Cathedral
Writer/Director: Ricky D’Ambrose
Producer: Graham Swon

Best First Feature

Director: Charlotte Wells
Producers: Mark Ceryak, Amy Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski

Robert Altman Award

Women Talking
Director: Sarah Polley
Casting Directors: John Buchan, Jason Knight
Ensemble Cast: Shayla Brown, Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy, Kira Guloien, Kate Hallett, Judith Ivey, Rooney Mara, Sheila McCarthy, Frances McDormand, Michelle McLeod, Liv McNeil, Ben Whishaw, August Winter

Producers Award

Tory Lenosky

Best Breakthrough Performance

Stephanie Hsu
Everything Everywhere All At Once

Someone To Watch Award

Nikyatu Jusu

Best Cinematography

Florian Hoffmeister

Best Editing

Paul Rogers
Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best New Non-Scripted or Documentary Series

The Rehearsal
Creator/Executive Producer: Nathan Fielder
Executive Producers: Dave Paige, Dan McManus, Christie Smith
Co-Executive Producers: Carrie Kemper, Eric Notarnicola

Truer Than Fiction Award

Reid Davenport
I Didn’t See You There

Best New Scripted Series

The Bear
Creator/Executive Producer: Christopher Storer
Executive Producers: Joanna Calo, Josh Senior, Hiro Murai
Co-Executive Producer: Rene Gube

Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series

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

Best Screenplay

Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best First Screenplay

John Patton Ford
Emily the Criminal

Best International Film

Director: Saim Sadiq

Best Supporting Performance In a New Scripted Series

Ayo Edebiri
The Bear

Best Documentary

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Director/Producer: Laura Poitras
Producers: Howard Gertler, Nan Goldin, Yoni Golijov, John Lyons

Best Supporting Performance (Film)

Ke Huy Quan
Everything Everywhere All at Once