Saturday, 6 March 2010

25th Annual Spirit Awards Winners

The winners have been announced and Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire sweeps this years Spirit Awards winning best film, director, first screenplay and both lead and supporting actress . Wow. Crazy Heart takes home lead actor and first feature award and A Serious Man picks up cinematography and the Robert Alman Awards.

The Spirit Awards were aired live and uncut on IFC on Friday March 5, 2010 at 11pm EST/8pm PST in the States but not here in Canada. Maybe next year! See more at the Spirit Awards Website

Best Screenplay
Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber - (500) Days of Summer

Best First Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher - Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Best Cinematography
A Serious Man

Best Foreign Film
An Education

Best Documentary
Anvil! The Story of Anvil

John Cassavetes Award (best feature made under $500,000)
Humpday

Best Supporting Female
Mo'Nique - Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Best Supporting Male
Woody Harrelson - The Messenger

Best Female Lead
Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe - Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Best Male Lead
Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart

Best First Feature
Crazy Heart

Best Director
Lee Daniels - Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Best Feature
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Robert Altman Award (director, casting director and ensemble cast)
A Serious Man
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Casting Directors: Ellen Chenoweth, Rachel Tenner
Cast: Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Jessica McManus, Michael Stuhlbarg, Aaron Wolff

Someone to Watch Award
Kyle Patrick Alvarez: Easier with Practice

Piaget Producer Award
Karin Chien: The Exploding Girl, Santa Mesa

Truer Than Fiction Award
Bill Ross, Turner Ross: 45365

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