The Best Sundance Audience Award Winners

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List Criteria: Best documentaries and dramas from the Sundance Film Festival

This is a list of the best films to be chosen by critics and fans as the winner of the Sundance Audience Award at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Sundance is one of the biggest American film festivals, and films presented with the Audience Award often go on to be successful in the indie market.
 
This list comprises all of the best Sundance Audience Award winners beginning in 1984. The films are from the dramatic competition, documentary competition, world cinema dramatic competition, world cinema documentary competition and Sundance's best of NEXT Audience Award. The films are dramas and documentaries that have captured the attention of the audience with their storytelling, directing and emotion.

The list will answer the question, "What films won the Audience Award at Sundance?" and includes films that have gone on to win an Oscar, such as American Dream, and coming of age dramas, such as The Wackness.
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    Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Terrence Howard

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    Michelle Williams, Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson

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    Jesse Jackson, Juan Muñoz

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    Berkeley in the Sixties is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sundance Audience Award Winners

    Berkeley in the Sixties Bobby Seale, Barry Melton, Michael Miller

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    Perrey Reeves, Cynthia Geary, Adam Beach

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    Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Patton

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    Amy Schumer, Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane

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    Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Tony Shalhoub, Dermot Mulroney

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    Scarlett Johansson, Sam Neill

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    Helen Hunt, Wesley Snipes, Eric Stoltz

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    This Is Martin Bonner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sundance Audience Award Winners

    This Is Martin Bonner Richmond Arquette, Paul Gregory, Robert Longstreet

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    Buzz Aldrin, Gus Grissom, Alan Bean

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    Paul Monette: The Brink of Sum... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sundance Audience Award Winners

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    Emily Rios, Alicia Sixtos, Jesse Garcia

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    Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood

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    Edie Falco, Adrian Grenier, Heather Matarazzo

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    Kate Mara, Malin Åkerman, Josh Radnor

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    Something Within Me is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sundance Audience Award Winners

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    Homewrecker Michelle Krusiec, Mary Beth Peil, Stephen Rannazzisi

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    Ballot Measure 9 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sundance Audience Award Winners

    Ballot Measure 9

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    Bernard Shakey, Sheryl Crow, Richard Branson

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    Octavia Spencer, Chad Michael Murray, Michael B. Jordan

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    Toshiro Mifune, Tamlyn Tomita, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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    Care of the Spitfire Grill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sundance Audience Award Winners

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    Blood Brother

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    Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington Burns, Linda Evangelista

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    Famke Janssen, Ben Kingsley, Mary-Kate Olsen

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    One Cup of Coffee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sundance Audience Award Winners

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    Catnip:Egress to Oblivion

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    Hear and Now is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sundance Audience Award Winners

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    Genghis Blues B.B. King, Richard Feynman, Paul Pena

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    Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim

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    Out of the Past is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sundance Audience Award Winners

    Out of the Past Gwyneth Paltrow, Edward Norton, Stephen Spinella

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    Kelly Macdonald, Vincent Pastore, John Pizzarelli

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