Sunday, 27 February 2011

26th Annual Spirit Awards Winners

Spirit Awards were held last night and it looks like Black Swan is no dark horse as it picked up several of the big awards of the night including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Female Lead (Natalie Portman). Best Actor when to James Franco for 127 Hours and both supporting acting awards went to Winter's Bone for John Hawkes and Dale Dickey.

Best Feature
Black Swan - Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin

Best Director
Darren Aronosfky for Black Swan

Best First Feature
Get Low - Aaron Schneider, Dean Zanuck, David Gundlach

John Cassavetes Award
for best feature made under $500,000, awarded to the writer, director and producer
Daddy Longlegs - Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, Casey Neistat, Tom Scott

Best Screenplay
Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg for The Kids Are All Right

Best First Screenplay
Lena Dunham for Tiny Furniture

Best Female Lead
Natalie Portman in Black Swan

Best Male Lead
James Franco in 127 Hours

Best Supporting Female
Dale Dickey in Winter’s Bone

Best Supporting Male
John Hawkes in Winter’s Bone

Best Foreign Film
The King's Speech - Tom Hooper

Best Documentary
Exit Through The Gift Shop - Banksy

Best Cinematography
Matthew Libatique for Black Swan

Piaget Producers Award
honouring emerging producers who despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films
Anish Savjani for Meek's Cutoff

Acura Someone to Watch Award
to a filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition
Mike Ott - Littlerock

AVEENO Truer than Fiction Award
to an emerging director or non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition
Jeff Malmberg for Marwencol

Robert Altman Award
given to one films director, casting director and ensemble cast
Nicole Holofcener, Jeanne McCarthy, Ann Guilbert, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Lois Smith, Sarah Steele for Please Give

Jameson Find Your Audience Awards

The Spirit Awards wer presented on Saturday February 26, 2011.

See more at the Spirit Awards Website

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