Here they are, your 2011 Spirit Award winners. It was a big day on the beach for “Black Swan” which won four awards: Best Feature, Director (Darren Aronofsky), Female Lead (Natalie Portman) and Cinematography (Matthew Libatique). Presumptive Oscar favorite “The King’s Speech” only took home one award, for Best Foreign Film (who knew the Weinsteins were British?), while Oscar longshot “Winter’s Bone” collected two richly deserved supporting actor awards for John Hawkes and Dale Dickey.
To see all the winners, be sure to tune into the Spirit Awards when they air on IFC, tonight at 10pm eastern and pacific. And don’t forget I’ll be hosting a chat throughout the awards with critic James Rocchi, dissecting the winners and losers and the year of indie film. Join us here!
The 2011 Spirit Award Winners
Best Feature: “Black Swan”
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
Best Screenplay: Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko, “The Kids Are All Right”
Best First Feature: “Get Low”
Best First Screenplay: Lena Dunham, “Tiny Furniture”
John Cassavetes Award: “Daddy Longlegs”
Best Female Lead: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
Best Male Lead: James Franco, “127 Hours”
Best Supporting Female: Dale Dickey, “Winter’s Bone”
Best Supporting Male: John Hawkes, “Winter’s Bone”
Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, “Black Swan”
Best Documentary: “Exit Through the Gift Shop”
Best Foreign Film: “The King’s Speech”