“Everything Everywhere” & “The Bear” Lead the Way at the 2023 Independent Spirit Awards

    Michelle Yeoh in
    Michelle Yeoh in "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

    Another Independent Spirit Awards ceremony is behind us, and it paved the way for the remainder of this year’s awards season. Everything Everywhere All at Once topped the list of winners with a total of seven awards, while The Bear dominated the TV field with two.

    The total domination of Everything Everywhere doesn’t come as a shocker after it entered the night with a total of eight nominations, but it’s still quite historic. This sci-fi dramedy managed to win in all the seven categories it was nominated for, making history the most-awarded film at the Independent Spirit Awards.

    In addition to winning best feature, its helmers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert also collected accolades for writing and directing this film, while Paul Rogers picked up a trophy for editing it. Its stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu all collected acting awards in their respective categories.

    Film Independent also handed out awards in several TV categories for the third time this year, and The Bear was the biggest winner of the night. It was named the best new scripted series, while Ayo Edebiri picked up a trophy for her supporting performance in this show.

    The 38th Independent Spirit Awards took place on March 4 at Santa Monica Pier, California, with Hasan Minhaj hosting the festivities for the first time.


    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