'Black Swan' Takes Best Feature, Actress, Director & Cinematographer At Indie Spirit Awards

by Kevin Jagernauth
February 27, 2011 1:05 AM
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The second-to-last hurrah of the movie season took place this afternoon, with the Independent Spirit Awards, the looser neighbor to the big Oscar show tomorrow night. And while it's unlikely "Black Swan" will repeat the feat on Sunday, Fox Searchlight must be very pleased to close off their year in such a winning a fashion.

The Darren Aronofsky film took home four awards including a statue for the director, Best Feature, Best Actress for Natalie Portman and Best Cinematographer for Matthew Libatique. The studio also scored a win for a film largely forgotten during the awards season -- Aaron Schneider's "Get Low" -- who took the Best First Feature. Also of note, "Winter's Bone" took home two acting honors for John Hawkes and Dale Dickey in Best Supporting Male and Best Supporting Female respectively.

There will be parties and celebrations tonight and tomorrow it starts all over again at the Kodak Theater. Full list of winners below. [ThompsonOnHollywood]

BEST FEATURE
"Black Swan"

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky

BEST SCREENPLAY
Stuart Blumberg & Lisa Cholodenko, "The Kids Are All Right"

BEST FIRST FEATURE
"Get Low," Aaron Schneider

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Lena Dunham, "Tiny Furniture"

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
"Daddy Longlegs," Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Dale Dickey, "Winter's Bone"

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
John Hawkes, "Winter's Bone"

BEST FEMALE
Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"

BEST MALE
John Franco, "127 Hours"

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Matthew Libatique, "Black Swan"

BEST FOREIGN FILM
"The King's Speech"

BEST DOCUMENTARY
"Exit Through The Gift Shop"

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
"Please Give"

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6 Comments

  • Alex | February 27, 2011 7:03 AMReply

    Hey guys, did any shenanigans go down when Exit Through The Gift Shop won?

  • hehe | February 27, 2011 3:32 AMReply

    I agree regarding Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture - I don't get the critical love. At least it didn't win Best First Feature!

  • Smash Tit-house | February 27, 2011 3:14 AMReply

    oh my wow. This Lena Dunham love is confusing the shit out of me. That movie was terrible.

  • Christopher Bell | February 27, 2011 1:49 AMReply

    @Paul
    That and King's Speech as best Foreign Film. Come on.

  • Paul | February 27, 2011 1:29 AMReply

    All good except for Lena Dunham winning first script.

  • Nick | February 27, 2011 12:32 AMReply

    Best (read: only) part of the night were the Safdie Brothers winning the Cassavetes Award.

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