Sunday, February 27, 2011

2011 Independent Spirit Award Winners

This was the first award this year for The Black Swan, which won all four of its nominations. Winter's Bone, a best film nominee here, has won two, Sundance Grand Jury and San Diego Film Critics. The King's Speech has won five so far, primarily the guild awards (director's, producer's, actor's guild).

Best Feature: Black Swan
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan [photo top]
Best Screenplay: Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right

Best Male Lead: James Franco, 127 Hours
Best Supporting Male: John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone

Best Female Lead: Natalie Portman, Black Swan [photo top]
Best Supporting Female: Dale Dickey, Winter’s Bone

Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, Black Swan

Robert Altman Award: Please Give (given to director Nicole Holofcener, casting director Jeanne McCarthy and the ensemble cast)

Best First Screenplay: Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture
Best First Feature: Get Low (award given to the director, Aaron Schneider, and producers David Gundlach and Dean Zanuck)

Best Documentary: Exit Through The Gift Shop (the award goes to the director, but reclusive street artist Banksy reportedly sent “Mr. Brainwash” to accept the honor in his stead)

Best Foreign Film: The King’s Speech (award given to the director, Tom Hooper)

John Cassavetes Award (best feature made for under $500,000): Daddy Longlegs (written and directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie and produced by Casey Neistat and Tom Scott)

Piaget Producers Award: Anish Savjani, Meek’s Cutoff

Someone To Watch Award: Mike Ott, Littlerock Truer Than Fiction Award: Jeff Maimberg, Marwencol


Film Fan said...

It was great to get see all the nominees and winner's trailers, exclusive interviews on's Independent Spirit Awards. Watch them now at

Anonymous said...

Black swan was one of the beautiful movie i've ever seen, i like it.

independent films said...

I am looking for the independent films. I would prefer to watch it online, but would also buy it. Does anyone know where to find independent films like this one online?