The Spirit Awards are here! Celebrating it’s 26th year, these awards honor the best US made independent features of 2010. The awards were held in Santa Monica, California today. The Spirit Awards were a nice casual awards ceremony before the hectic craziness and stress of the Academy Awards being held tomorrow.
So relaxed that if you were there you would witness Paul Rudd squeezing Eva Mendes breast and Rosario Dawson getting him back by grabbing his crouch.
Sadly, I wish the Oscars were that entertaining.
For those of you who missed the Spirit Awards and want to know who won – check out the list below!
BEST DIRECTOR – Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
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 SCREENPLAY – Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko – The Kids Are All Right
BEST FIRST FEATURE – Get Low
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY – Tiny Furniture – Lena Dunham
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Black Swan – Matthew Libatique
BEST DOCUMENTARY- Exit through the Gift Shop
BEST FOREIGN FILM- The King’s Speech
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (best feature made for under $500,000) – Daddy Longlegs
SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – Mike Ott – Littlerock
EMERGING PRODUCERS AWARD- Anish Savjani – Meek’s Cutoff
TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD (to an emerging director of non-fiction features) Jeff Malmberg – Marwencol
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast) – Please Give