It’s all about the “Silver Lining” at the Independent Spirit Awards

silver-linings-posterWhile some might argue that it’s not really an independent film (with that $21 million budget), Silver Linings Playbook still wowed the Independent Spirit Award voters taking home 4 awards today including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Actress (Jennifer Lawrence who has been having one heck of a year). It beat out a true indie, the fascinating and inventive Beasts of the Southern Wild which had to settle for a Cinematography award. Another true indie, The Sessions took home two awards for Best Actor (John Hawkes, who sooo should’ve got an Oscar nom) and Supporting Actress for Helen Hunt. Winning Supporting Actor was Matthew McConaughey for Magic Mike…. My favorite award of the day went to the brilliant Perks of Being A Wallflower for Best First Feature… For more on all the awards and the Indpendent Spirit organization, head here. Then check out all the winners below… And it’s only 1 day to Oscar Sunday!

2013 Independent Spirit Award Winners:

Best Feature: “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Director: David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Screenplay: David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best First Feature: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Best First Screenplay: Derek Connolly, “Safety Not Guaranteed”
John Cassavetes Award (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000): “Middle of Nowhere”
Best Female Lead: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Male Lead: John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Best Supporting Female: Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Best Supporting Male: Matthew McConaughey, “Magic Mike”
Best Cinematography: Ben Richardson, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Best Documentary: “The Invisible War”
Best International Film: “Amour,” Michael Haneke
Robert Altman Award (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast):
Director: Sean Baker
Casting Director: Julia Kim
Ensemble Cast: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Karren Karagulian, Stella Maeve, James Ransone

Piaget Producers Award: “Stones in the Sun,” Mynette Louie
Someone to Watch Award: “Gimme the Loot,” Adam Leon
Stella Artois Truer Than Fiction Award: “The Waiting Room,” Peter Nicks
Jameson Find Your Audience Award: “Breakfast With Curtis,” Laura Colella

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One Response to “It’s all about the “Silver Lining” at the Independent Spirit Awards”

  1. clairearnaudaubour Says:

    Reblogged this on Clairearnaudaubour's Blog and commented:
    good predictions from Jason in Hollywoodland!

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