‘Black Swan’ Wins Big at 2011 Independent Spirit Awards

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The Academy Awards will be held tomorrow night but today the better award show, the Independent Spirit Awards were held, honouring the best in independent film from 2010. Black Swan was the big winner taking home four awards, including the ceremony’s most coveted prize, Best Feature. Darren Aronofsky walked away with Best Director, Natalie Portman won Best Actress and cinematographer

Matthew Libatique won for his work on the psychological ballet thriller. Meanwhile, Oscar nominee / host James Franco won Best Male Lead for his performance in the Danny Boyle drama 127 Hours, and Winter’s Bone swept the Best Supporting categories with Dale Dickey and John Hawkes taking home Best Supporting Actress and Actor, respectively. The Kids Are All Right picked up Best Screenplay, while Exit Through the Gift Shop won Best Documentary with Mr. Brainwash accepting the award.  Also worth noting was  Jeff Malmberg’s  Marwencol winning the Truer Than Fiction Award. Hit the jump to check out the complete list of winners.

Best Film

Black Swan

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

Best Actress

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Actor

James Franco, 127 Hours

Best Supporting Actress

Dale Dickey, Winter’s Bone

Best Supporting Actor

John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone

Best Screenplay

Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Bloomberg, The Kids are All Right

Best Cinematography

Matthew Libatique, Black Swan

Best Documentary

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Foreign Film

The King’s Speech

Best First Feature

Get Low

Best First Screenplay

Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture

Truer Than Fiction Award

Jeff Malmberg, Marwencol

Someone to Watch Award

Mike Ott, Littlerock

Producer’s Award

Anish Savjani, Meek’s Cutoff

Robert Altman Award (Ensemble)

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