'Black Swan' Wins Big at Indie Spirit Awards
"Black Swan" continued to dance all over its competition at Saturday, February 26's 26th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards after picking up four top honors. Oscar favorite Natalie Portman, whose portrayal of a troubled and dedicated ballet dancer in the film has won her global acclaim, was named Best Actress, while "Black Swan" also picked up Best Feature, Best Director for Darren Aronofsky and Best Cinematography.
James Franco's performance in "127 Hours" made him the surprise winner of the Best Actor prize, beating the seemingly unstoppable Colin Firth, who has swept the board for his role in "The King's Speech" throughout awards season.
Drama "Winter's Bone", which led the nominations with seven nods, only managed to pick up two honors: Best Supporting Male for John Hawkes and Best Supporting Female for Dale Dickey.
The full list of winners is as follows:
- Best Feature: "Black Swan"
- Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, "Black Swan"
- Best Male Lead: James Franco, "127 Hours"
- Best Female Lead: Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
- Best Supporting Male: John Hawkes, "Winter's Bone"
- Best Supporting Female: Dale Dickey, "Winter's Bone"
- Best First Feature: "Get Low"
- Best Screenplay: Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko, "The Kids Are All Right"
- Best First Screenplay: Lena Dunham, "Tiny Furniture"
- Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, "Black Swan"
- Robert Altman Award: "Please Give"
- Best Documentary: "Exit Through the Gift Shop"
- Best Foreign Film: "The King's Speech"
- John Cassavetes Award: "Daddy Longlegs"
- Acura Someone to Watch Award: Mike Ott, "Littlerock"
- Aveeno Truer Than Fiction Award: Jeff Malmberg, "Marwencol"
- Piaget Producers Award: Anish Savjani, "Meek's Cutoff"
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