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2013 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards are the Silver Linings for Smaller Films

February 24th, 2013

Independent Spirit Award were handed out yesterday and while the average moviegoer will be more focused on the Oscars tonight, a lot of great films were honored yesterday. This includes Silver Linings Playbook, which took home numerous awards, including the top prizes.

The categories and winners are...




BEST FEATURE

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST SCREENPLAY

BEST FIRST FEATURE

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)

BEST FEMALE LEAD

BEST MALE LEAD

BEST SUPPORTING MALE

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE

BEST DOCUMENTARY

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Given to one film's director, casting director and ensemble cast)

Also announced were the nominees for the three Filmmaker Grant Awards.

Piaget Producers Award

  • Mynette Louie for Stones in the Sun
Acura Someone to Watch Award

Stella Artois Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant attention.

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Filed under: Awards Season, Middle of Nowhere, The Sessions, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Moonrise Kingdom, Magic Mike, Silver Linings Playbook, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Safety Not Guaranteed, The Invisible War, Amour, The Waiting Room, Starlet, Gimme the Loot, John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, David O. Russell, Derek Connolly, Ben Richardson, Peter Nicks, Adam Leon