The Golden Space Needle Awards: 2000-2010

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

Elling

Best 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

Whale Rider

Best Film: Whale Rider (dir. Niki Caro, New Zealand)
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 windows

Best 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 Voices

Best 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

OSS117

Best 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

Cherry Blossoms

Best Film: Cherry 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

Black Dynamite

Best Film: Black Dynamite (dir. Scott Sanders, USA)
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