The best of the best in small-budget filmmaking were in the spotlight on Feb. 23, just a day before the Oscars. Did your favorite ‘little engine that could’ get the recognition it deserved? See all the winners — and losers — below.
The Independent Spirit Awards are for the little guys — the independent films. They honor all those indie movies that can be just as amazing as the best blockbusters around. Some of the best in the biz were up for Spirit awards — but only a select few took them home. The show starts at 1:30 pm PST and airs on IFC tonight, Feb. 23 at 10 pm ET. See the winners from the ceremony below, which will be updated as the show goes on.
Best First Screenplay– Derek Connolly, Safety Not Guaranteed
Best First Feature– Stephen Chbosky, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Best Supporting Male Performance– Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike
Robert Altman Award for Cast Ensemble– Starlet
Piaget Producers Award– Mynette Louie, Stones in the Sun
Best International Film - Michael Haneke, Amour
John Cassavetes Award for Under $500,000– Middle of Nowhere
Best Supporting Female Performance - Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Best Cinematography– Ben Richardson, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Screenplay– David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Female Lead Performance - Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Male Lead Performance - John Hawkes, Battery Dying
Best Feature Film– Silver Linings Playbook