The movie industry’s most precious day is almost upon us. As we anxiously await for Oscar Sunday, the 28th annual Independent Spirit Awards gala took place near Santa Monica beach on Saturday, Feb 23.
The award show is known for celebrating independent filmmakers.
Saturday Night Live actor, Andy Sandberg, hosted the event, while Matthew McConaughey, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Renner (just to name a few) presented.
Silver Linings Playbook took the lead in number of wins. The film won for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Female Lead.
Here is the full list of winners:
Best Feature: Silver Linings Playbook—Producers: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon
Best Director: David O. Russell—Silver Linings Playbook
Best Screenplay: David O. Russell—Silver Linings Playbook
Best First Feature: The Perks of Being a Wallfower—Director: Stephen Chbosky; Producers: Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith
Best First Screenplay: Derek Connolly—Safety Not Guaranteed
John Cassavetes Award: Middle of Nowhere—Writer/Director/Producer: Ava DuVernay; Producers: Howard Barish, Paul Garnes
Best Female Lead: Jennifer Lawrence—Silver Linings Playbook
Best Male Lead: John Hawkes—The Sessions
Best Supporting Female: Helen Hunt—The Sessions
Best Supporting Male: Matthew McConaughey—Magic Mike
Best Cinematorgarphy: Ben Richardson—Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Documentary: The Invisible War—Director: Kirby Dick; Producers: Tanner King Barklow, Amy Ziering
Best International Film: Amour—Director: Michael Haneke
Piaget Producers Award: Stones in the Sun—Producer: Mynette Louie
Someone to Watch Award: Gimme the Loot—Director: Adam Leon
Robert Altman Award: Starlet—Director: Sean Baker; Casting Director: Julia Kim; Ensemble Cast: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Karren Karagulian, Stella Maeve, James Ransone
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