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2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners List

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners Have Been Announced

As expected both tonight and in tomorrow’s Oscars, The Artist won in the main categories of Best Feature, Director and Actor for the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Here are the winners and nominees, as previously announced, from the 2012 Spirit Awards.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Best Feature
“50/50″
“Beginners”
“Drive”
“Take Shelter”
WINNER: “The Artist”
“The Descendants”

Best Director
WINNER: Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist”
Mike Mills – “Beginners”
Jeff Nichols – “Take Shelter”
Alexander Payne – “The Descendants”
Nicolas Winding Refn – “Drive”

Best Screenplay
Joseph Cedar – “Footnote”
Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist”
Tom McCarthy – “Win Win”
Mike Mills – “Beginners”
WINNER: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash – “The Descendants”

Best First Feature
Mike Cahill – “Another Earth”
Patrick Wang – “In the Family”
WINNER: J.C. Chandor – “Margin Call”
Sean Durkin – “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
Robbie Pickering – “Natural Selection”

Best First Screenplay
Mike Cahill, Brit Marling – “Another Earth”
J.C. Chandor – “Margin Call”
Patrick deWitt – “Terri”
Phil Johnston – “Cedar Rapids”
WINNER: Will Reiser – “50/50″

John Cassavetes Award – Given to the best feature made for under $500,000
“Bellflower”
“Circumstance”
“Hello Lonesome”
WINNER: “Pariah”
“The Dynamiter”

Best Female Lead
Lauren Ambrose – “Think of Me”
Rachael Harris – “Natural Selection”
Adepero Oduye – “Pariah”
Elizabeth Olsen – “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
WINNER: Michelle Williams – “My Week with Marilyn”

Best Male Lead
Demi├ín Bichir – “A Better Life”
WINNER: Jean Dujardin – “The Artist”
Ryan Gosling – “Drive”
Woody Harrelson – “Rampart”
Michael Shannon – “Take Shelter”

Best Supporting Female
Jessica Chastain – “Take Shelter”
Anjelica Huston – “50/50″
Janet McTeer – “Albert Nobbs”
Harmony Santana – “Gun Hill Road”
WINNER: Shailene Woodley – “The Descendants”

Best Supporting Male
Albert Brooks – “Drive”
John Hawkes – “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
WINNER: Christopher Plummer – “Beginners”
John C. Reilly – “Cedar Rapids”
Corey Stoll – “Midnight in Paris”

Best Cinematography
Joel Hodge – “Bellflower”
Benjamin Kasulke – “The Off Hours”
Darius Khondji – “Midnight in Paris”
WINNER: Guillaume Schiffman – “The Artist”
Jeffrey Waldron – “The Dynamiter”

Best Documentary
“An African Election”
“Bill Cunningham New York”
WINNER: “The Interrupters”
“The Redemption of General Butt Naked”
“We Were Here”

Best International Film
WINNER: “A Separation” (Iran)
“Melancholia” (Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany)
“Shame” (UK)
“The Kid With a Bike” (Belgium/France/Italy)
“Tyrannosaur” (UK)

Piaget Producers Award – The 15th annual Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget.
Chad Burris – “Mosquita y Mari”
WINNER: Sophia Lin – “Take Shelter”
Josh Mond – “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

Someone To Watch Award – The 18th annual Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
Simon Arthur – “Silver Tongues”
WINNER: Mark Jackson – “Without”
Nicholas Ozeki – “Mamitas”

Truer Than Fiction Award – The 17th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition. The award includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.
WINNER: Heather Courtney – “Where Soldiers Come From”
Danfung Dennis – “Hell and Back Again”
Alma Har’el – “Bombay Beach”

Robert Altman Award
“Margin Call”