Independent Spirit Awards: Winners list and exclusive backstage images


February 25, 2012 | Posted By In Awards, Images | 632 Views



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Once again we trekked over to the beach on Santa Monica for the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the year’s best in independent film, and a lot of Oscar favorites got a bit of rehearsal time as the usual suspects picked up awards. “The Artist” continued to dominate, picking up Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Actor for an absent Jean Dujardin and inevitably, Best Picture. “Margin Call”, already taking home the Robert Altman award for Ensemble and Casting, also won Best First Feature, besting buzzy Sundance exports “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “Another Earth.”

On the acting side, Shailene Woodley was thankfully awarded with Best Supporting Actress after being undeservedly snubbed of an Oscar nomination for “The Descendants.” She’s not favored to win Best Actress tomorrow night, but Michelle Williams was all smiles as she won her first Independent Spirit Award – ever, for “My Week with Marilyn.” Christopher Plummer cemented his Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor tomorrow night by winning it here too, for “Beginners.”

The full list of winners are below (via Awards Daily), along with exclusive images from the press room where winners came immediately after being handed their trophies.

Best Film: The Artist
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best First Feature: Margin Call
John Cassavetes Award: Pariah
Best Female Lead: Michelle Williams
Best Male Lead Award: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Supporting Female Award: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Best Supporting Male Award: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Screenplay: The Descendants
Best First Screenplay: Will Reiser, 50/50
Best Cinematography : The Artist
Best Documentary: The Interruptors
Best International Film: A Separation


 
 

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