Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spirit Awards winners

Since last night, we know the winners of the Spirit Awards! The spirit awards are given to independent filmmakers, whose budgets are fairly low compared with other movies and filmmakers.
Here they are:

Best FeatureThe Artist
Best Male Lead – Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Female Lead – Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Best Supporting Male – Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Female – Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Best Director – Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist 
Best First Feature – J.C. Chandor (director) - Margin Call
Best Screenplay – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash – The Descendants
Best First Screenplay – Will Reiser, 50/50
Best Cinematography – Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist
Best Documentary – Steve James (director) – The Interrupters
Best International FilmA Separation (Iran)
Piaget Producers AwardTake Shelter
Robert Altman AwardMargin Call
John Cassavetes Award – Dee Rees (director), Nekisa Cooper (producer) – Pariah
Audi Someone to Watch Award – Mark Jackson (director), Without
Nokia Truer Than Fiction Award – Heather Courtney (director), Where Soldiers Come From

The Artist won several important awards, including best feature. Is this an indication for the Academy Awards as well? We will find out tonight!
On a personal note, I'm happy to see that Margin Call won two awards as well, including Best First Feature.

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