Independent Spirit Award Winners

6 Mar

Last night the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards took place in downtown Los Angeles.  Precious all but took over the award show.  Here is a list of the night’s biggest winners:

Best Feature: Precious
Best Director: Lee Daniels – Precious
Best First Feature: Scott Cooper, Robert Duvall, Rob Carliner, Judy 
                                             Cairo, T Bone Burnett – Crazy Heart
John Cassavetes Award: Lynn Shelton – Humpday
Best Screenplay: Scott Neustader & Michael H. Weber –
                                         (500) Days of Summer
Best First Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher – Precious
Best Female Lead: Gabourey Sidibe – Precious
Best Male Lead: Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
Best Supporting Female: Mo’Nique – Precious
Best Supporting Male: Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
Best Foreign Film: An Education
Best Documentary: Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins – A Serious Man
Robert Altman Award: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Ellen Chenoweth,
                                                       Rachel Tenner, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick,
                                                       Jessica McManus, Fred Melamed, Michael
                                                      Stuhlbarg, Aaron Wolff – A Serious Man
Piaget Producers Award: Karin Chien – The Exploding Girl, Santa Mesa
Acura Someone to Watch Award: Kyle Patrick Alvarez –
                                                                                 Easier With Practice
Chaz and Roger Ebert Truer than Fiction Award: Bill Ross,
                                                                                                                    Turner  Ross –  
                                                                                                                    45365
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