Golden Space Needle History 2000-2009

2000

Shower

Best Film - Shower (dir. Zhang Yang, China)
Best Director - Zhang Yang (Shower, China)
Best Actress - Nathalie Beye (Venus Beauty Institute, France)
Best Actor - Dan Futterman (Urbania, USA)
Best Short - In God We Trust (dir. Jason Reitman, USA)
Best Documentary - Trade Off (dir. Shaya Mercer, USA)

Tribute - Peter Weir
Emerging Masters - Santosh Sivan, Erick Zonca, Zhang Yang, Iciar Bollain

2001

Finder's fee

Best Film - Finder's Fee (dir. Jeff Probst, USA)
Best Director - Tim Blake Nelson (O, USA)
Best Actress - Thora Birch (Ghost World, USA)
Best Actor - John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, USA)
Best Short - Boychick (dir. Glen Gaylord, USA)
Best Documentary - The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition (dir. George Butler, USA)

Tribute - Jean-Jacques Beineix
Emerging Masters - Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Marcelo Pineyro, Jerzy Stuhr, Ricky Tognazzi

2002

EllingBest Film - Elling (dir. Peter Naess, Norway)
Best Director - Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia, Spain)
Best Actress - Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, Austria/France)
Best Actor - Moritz Bleibtreu (Das Experiment, Germany)
Best Short - The Host (dir. Nicolas Tomnay, Australia)
Best Documentary - Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House (dir. Deborah Dickson, USA)

Tribute - John Waters, James Wong
Emerging Masters - Jacques Audiard, Julio Medem, Miike Takashi, Park Chan-Wook

2003

Best Film - Whale Rider (dir. Niki Caro, New Zealand)Whale Rider
Best Director - Niki Caro (Whale Rider, New Zealand)
Best Actress - Moon So-ri (Oasis, South Korea)
Best Actor - Seol Kyung-gu (Oasis, South Korea)
Best Short - Misdemeanor (dir. Jonathan Lemond, USA)
Best Documentary - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (dir. Kim Bartley, Donnacha O'Briain, Ireland/Venezuela)

Tribute - Jeff Goldblum
Emerging Masters - Thom Fitzgerald, Cedric Klapisch, Hans-Christian Schmid, Hong Sang-Soo

2004

Facing windowsBest Film - Facing Windows (dir. Ferzan Ozpetek, Italy)
Best Director - Marco Tullio Giordano (The Best of Youth, Italy)
Best Actress - Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace, Colombia/USA)
Best Actor - Luis Tosar (Take My Eyes, Spain)
Best Short - Consent (dir. Jason Reitman, USA)
Best Documentary - Born into Brothels (dir. Zana Briski, Ross Kauffmann, USA)

Tribute - Stephen Fry, Patrice Leconte
Emerging Masters - Annette K. Olesen, Cedric Kahn, Ferzan Ozpetek, Pen-ek Ratanaruang

2005

Innocent VoicesBest Film - Innocent Voices (dir. Luis Mandoki, Mexico)
Best Director - Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin, USA)
Best Actress - Joan Allen (Yes, USA)
Best Actor - Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mysterious Skin, USA)
Best Short - Raftman's Razor (dir. Keith Bearden, USA)
Best Documentary - Murderball (dir. Henry-Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro, USA)

Tribute - Peter Sarsgaard, Joan Allen
Emerging Masters - Susanne Bier, Attila Janisch, Pablo Trapero, Jia Zhang-ke

2006

OSS117Best Film - OSS 117: Nest of Spies (dir. Michel Hazanavicious, France)
Best Director - Goran Dukic (Wristcutters, A Love Story, USA)
Best Actress - Fiona Gordon (The Iceberg, Belgium)
Best Actor - Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson, USA)
Best Short - Full Disclosure (dir. Douglas Horn, USA)
Best Documentary - The Trials of Darryl Hunt (dir. Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg, USA)

Emerging Masters -  Adam Curtis, Nicolas Winding Refn, Andrucha Waddington, Wang Xiaoshuai

2007

Outsourced

Best Film - Outsourced (dir. John Jeffcoat, USA)
Best Director - Daniel Waters (Sex & Death 101, USA)
Best Actress - Marion Cotillard (La vie en Rose, France)
Best Actor - Daniel Brühl (Salvador, Spain)
Best Short - Pierre (dir. Dan Brown, USA)
Best Documentary - For the Bible Tells Me So (dir. Daniel Karslake, USA)

Tribute - Sir Anthony Hopkins
Emerging Masters - Eytan Fox, Olivier Dahan, Abderrahmane Sissoko, Rafi Pitts

2008

Best Film - Cherry BlossomsCherry Blossoms - Hanami (dir. Doris Dörrie, Germany)
Best Director - Amin Matalqua (Captain Abu Raed, Jordan)
Best Actress - Jessica Chastain (Jolene, USA)
Best Actor - Alan Rickman (Bottle Shock, USA)
Best Short - Felix (dir. Andreas Utta, Germany)
Best Documentary - The Wrecking Crew (dir. Denny Tedesco, USA)

Tribute - Sir Ben Kingsley
Emerging Masters - Fatih Akin, David MacKenzie, Abdellatif Kechiche, Jeremy Podeswa

2009

Best Film - Black Dynamite (dir. Scott Sanders, USA)Black Dynamite
Best Director - Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, USA)
Best Actress - Yolande Moreau (Seraphine, France)
Best Actor - Sam Rockwell (Moon, UK)
Best Short - Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death (dir. Nick Park, USA)
Best Documentary - The Cove (dir. Louie Psihoyos, USA)

Tribute - Spike Lee
Emerging Masters - Lee Yoon-Ki, Bohan Slama, Lucrecia Martel