Tuesday, May 11

FISA – Best Male Lead

Click through each award to see the full list of nominees and winners!

2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Uncut Gems Adam Sandler

Uncut Gems

Adam Sandler

2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

First Reformed Ethan Hawke

First Reformed

Ethan Hawke

2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Call Me by Your Name Timothée Chalamet

Call Me by Your Name

Timothée Chalamet

2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Manchester by the Sea Casey Affleck

Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck

2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Beasts of No Nation Abraham Attah

Beasts of No Nation

Abraham Attah

2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Michael Keaton

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Michael Keaton

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Dallas Buyers Club Matthew McConaughey

Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey

2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

The Sessions John Hawkes

The Sessions

John Hawkes

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

The Artist Jean Dujardin

The Artist

Jean Dujardin

2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

127 Hours James Franco

127 Hours

James Franco

2010 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Crazy Heart Jeff Bridges

Crazy Heart

Jeff Bridges

2009 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

The Wrestler Mickey Rourke

The Wrestler

Mickey Rourke

2008 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

The Savages Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Savages

Philip Seymour Hoffman

2007 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Half Nelson Ryan Gosling

Half Nelson

Ryan Gosling

2006 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Capote Philip Seymour Hoffman

Capote

Philip Seymour Hoffman

2005 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Sideways Paul Giamatti

Sideways

Paul Giamatti

2004 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Lost in Translation Bill Murray

Lost in Translation

Bill Murray

2003 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Antwone Fisher Derek Luke

Antwone Fisher

Derek Luke

2002 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

In the Bedroom Tom Wilkinson

In the Bedroom

Tom Wilkinson

2001 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Before Night Falls Javier Bardem

Before Night Falls

Javier Bardem

2000 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

The Straight Story Richard Farnsworth

The Straight Story

Richard Farnsworth

1999 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Gods and Monsters Ian McKellen

Gods and Monsters

Ian McKellen

1998 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

The Apostle Robert Duvall

The Apostle

Robert Duvall

1997 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Fargo William H. Macy

Fargo

William H. Macy

1996 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Dead Man Walking Sean Penn

Dead Man Walking

Sean Penn

1995 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Pulp Fiction Samuel L. Jackson

Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson

1994 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

American Heart Jeff Bridges

American Heart

Jeff Bridges

1993 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Bad Lieutenant Harvey Keitel

Bad Lieutenant

Harvey Keitel

1992 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

My Own Private Idaho River Phoenix

My Own Private Idaho

River Phoenix

1991 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

To Sleep with Anger Danny Glover

To Sleep with Anger

Danny Glover

1990 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Drugstore Cowboy Matt Dillon

Drugstore Cowboy

Matt Dillon

1989 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Stand and Deliver Edward James Olmos

Stand and Deliver

Edward James Olmos

1988 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

The Big Easy Dennis Quaid

The Big Easy

Dennis Quaid

1987 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Salvador James Woods

Salvador

James Woods

1986 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Male Lead

Blood Simple M. Emmet Walsh

Blood Simple

M. Emmet Walsh