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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 –  

25th Independent Spirit Awards Details

4 Mar

The most relaxed and laid-back award show of the year marks its 25th anniversary tomorrow.  The Film Independent Spirt Awards, hosted by Eddie Izzard, will air Friday on IFC at 8pm/PT.

This award show, which used to be held on the beach, the night before the Oscars has moved to Friday evening in downtown Los Angeles.  17 awards will be given out throughout the evening, which celebrates achievement in independent filmmaking.  If you don’t have IFC, you can go to to find out how you can watch the show.

Take a look at some of this year’s nominees and choose your favorites before tomorrow’s show.

Best Feature:                               Best Director:
-Sin Nombre                                    -James Gray – Two Lovers
-Precious                                          -Michael Hoffman – The Last Station
-The Last Station                          -Lee Daniels – Precious
-(500) Days of Summer             -Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – A Serious Man
-Amreeka                                         -Cary Joji Fukunaga – Sin Nombre
Best First Feature:
-The Messenger – Oren moverman, Mark Gordon, Lawrence Inglee,
                                  Zach Miller
-Easier With Practice  – Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Cookie Carosella
-Paranormal Activity – Oren Peli, Jason Blum
-Crazy Heart – Scott Cooper, Robert Duvall, Rob Carliner, Judy Cairo,
                             T-Bone Burnett
-A Serious Man – Tom Ford, Andrew Miano, Robert Salerno, Chris Weitz
Best Female Lead:
-Gwyneth Paltrow – Two Lovers
-Helen Mirren – The Last Station
-Gabourey Sidibe – Precious
-Maria Bello – Downloading Nancy
-Nisreen Faour – Amreeka
Best Male Lead:
-Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
-Souléymane Sy Savané – Goodbye Solo
-Colin Firth – A Single Man
-Adam Scott – The Vicious Kind
-Joseph Gordon-Levitt – (500) Days of Summer
Best Supporting Female:
-Samantha Morton – The Messenger
-Natalie Press – Fifty Dead Men Walking
-Dina Korzun – Cold Souls
-Mia Wasikowska – That Evening Sun
-Mo’Nique – Precious
Best Supporting Male:
-Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
-Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
-Raymond McKinnon – That Evening Sun
-Jemaine Clement – Gentlemen Broncos
-Christian McKay – Me and Orson Welles