‘Precious’ Dominates Film Independent’s Spirit Awards

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire won Best Feature and a total of 5 awards last night at the 25th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards. Comedian Eddie Izzard served as Master of Ceremonies at the late-night show at LA Live’s event deck in downtown Los Angeles.

Here are all the winners:

BEST FEATURE
Producers Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness for Precious

BEST DIRECTOR
Lee Daniels for Precious

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Scott Cooper, Robert Duvall, Rob Carliner, Judy Cairo, T Bone Burnett for Crazy Heart

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD for Best Feature made for under $500,000
Lynn Shelton for Humpday

BEST SCREENPLAY
Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber for 500 Days of Summer

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Geoffrey Fletcher for Precious

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Gabourey Sidibe for Precious

BEST MALE LEAD
Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Mo’Nique for Precious

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Woody Harrelson for The Messenger

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins for A Serious Man

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Sacha Gervasi for Anvil! The Story of Anvil

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Lone Scheerfig for An Education

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD for the film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Ellen Chenoweth, Rachel Tenner, Richard Kind, Sari Lennick, Jessica McManus, Fred Melamed, Michael Stuhlbarg, Aaron Wolff for A Serious Man

PRODUCERS AWARD
Karen Chien

SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Kyle Patrick Alvarez for Easier With Practice

TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Bill Ross, Turner Ross for 45365

Of note is the fact that The Hurt Locker could not be nominated because it was shown at film festivals in 2008 before it found a distributor. So, it will just have to make dur with the Oscar nomination and potential win. I think it will be okay.

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