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'Silver Linings Playbook' Wins Four Independent Spirit Awards, Hunt and Hawkes Win for 'Sessions,' Full List of Winners

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by Anne Thompson
February 23, 2013 8:06 PM
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Indie Spirits


 
BEST FEATURE:

Silver Linings Playbook
PRODUCERS: Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon

BEST DIRECTOR

David O. Russell
Silver Linings Playbook
 
BEST SCREENPLAY

David O. Russell
Silver Linings Playbook

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
DIRECTOR:  Stephen Chbosky
PRODUCERS:  Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Derek Connolly
Safety Not Guaranteed

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD - Given to the best feature made for under $500,000.  Award given to the writer, director, and producer.  Executive Producers are not awarded.

Middle of Nowhere
WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Ava DuVernay
PRODUCERS:  Howard Barish, Paul Garnes
 
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook

BEST MALE LEAD
John Hawkes
The Sessions
 
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Helen Hunt
The Sessions

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Matthew McConaughey
Magic Mike

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Ben Richardson
Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)

The Invisible War
DIRECTOR:  Kirby Dick
PRODUCERS: Tanner King Barklow, Amy Ziering
 
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
Amour
(France)
DIRECTOR:  Michael Haneke

16th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The 16th annual Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films.  The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.

Stones in the Sun
PRODUCER: Mynette Louie
 
19th ANNUAL SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – The 19th annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.  The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.

Gimme the Loot
DIRECTOR: Adam Leon
 
STELLA ARTOIS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – The 18th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition.  The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
The Waiting Room
DIRECTOR: Peter Nicks

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD - (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Starlet
Director: Sean Baker
Casting Director: Julia Kim
  Ensemble Cast: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Karren Karagulian, Stella Maeve, James Ransone

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