SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Sweeps Independent Spirit Awards

Silver-Linings-PlaybookAhead of tonight’s Academy Awards, Silver Linings Playbook won four awards at last evening’s Independent Spirit Awards including Best Picture. Star Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for her work on the film while writer/director David O. Russell took home the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Director.

The next biggest winner was writer/director Ben Lewin’s sex therapist dramedy The Sessions with two awards – Helen Hunt for Best Supporting Actress and John Hawkes for Best Actor.

Here is a complete list of all the winners –

BEST FEATURE – Silver Linings Playbook

BEST MALE LEAD – John Hawkes, The Sessions

BEST FEMALE LEAD – Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR – David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST SUPPORTING MALE – Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE – Helen Hunt, The Sessions

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM – Amour (France), Michael Haneke

BEST SCREENPLAY – David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST FIRST FEATURE – The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY – Derek Connolly, Safety Not Guaranteed

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – Starlet, Sean Baker (director); Julia Kim (casting director); Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Karren Karagulian, Stella Maeve, James Ransone (cast)


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Ben Richardson, Beasts Of The Southern Wild

BEST DOCUMENTARY – The Invisible War

19th ANNUAL SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – Gimme the Loot, Adam Leon (director)

STELLA ARTOIS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – The Waiting Room, Peter Nicks (director)

16th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – Stones in the Sun, Mynette Louie (producer)

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