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26th Independent Spirit Awards Winners - 'Black Swan' Gets Four!

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February 27, 2011

Independent Spirit Awards - Black Swan

The Independent Spirit Awards are an annual award given in the name of independent film, featuring plenty of those little indies which deserve the honor and recognition that they won't necessarily be receiving at the Oscars. The 2011 winners were announced tonight, via indieWire and Deadline, at an awards ceremony held in sunny Santa Monica, California on the beach, their classic venue. The big winner was Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, which took home wins for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Cinematography - glad to see it finally getting some deserved recognition! Read on for the complete list of Indie Spirit winners.

You'll notice an [IMDb] link next to each film. This is so you can discover great new films, because there is guaranteed to be at least one film you've never heard of in here. Read on for a complete list of nominees and winners from the 26th Independent Spirit Awards. Winners from each category are designated in BOLD.

BEST FEATURE
127 Hours [IMDb]
Black Swan [IMDb]
Greenberg [IMDb]
The Kids Are All Right [IMDb]
Winter's Bone [IMDb]

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Everything Strange and New [IMDb]
Get Low [IMDb]
The Last Exorcism [IMDb]
Night Catches Us [IMDb]
Tiny Furniture [IMDb]

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan [IMDb]
Danny Boyle - 127 Hours [IMDb]
Lisa Cholodenko - The Kids Are All Right [IMDb]
Debra Granik - Winter's Bone [IMDb]
John Cameron Mitchell - Rabbit Hole [IMDb]

BEST MALE LEAD
Ronald Bronstein - Daddy Longlegs [IMDb]
Aaron Eckhart - Rabbit Hole [IMDb]
James Franco - 127 Hours [IMDb]
John C. Reilly - Cyrus [IMDb]
Ben Stiller - Greenberg [IMDb]

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right [IMDb]
Greta Gerwig - Greenberg [IMDb]
Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole [IMDb]
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone [IMDb]
Natalie Portman - Black Swan [IMDb]
Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine [IMDb]

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
John Hawkes - Winter's Bone [IMDb]
Samuel L. Jackson - Mother and Child [IMDb]
Bill Murray - Get Low [IMDb]
John Ortiz - Jack Goes Boating [IMDb]
Mark Ruffalo - The Kids Are All Right [IMDb]

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Ashley Bell - The Last Exorcism [IMDb]
Dale Dickey - Winter's Bone [IMDb]
Allison Janney - Life During Wartime [IMDb]
Daphne Rubin-Vega - Jack Goes Boating [IMDb]
Naomi Watts - Mother and Child [IMDb]

BEST SCREENPLAY
Stuart Blumberg & Lisa Cholodenko - The Kids Are All Right [IMDb]
Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini - Winter's Bone [IMDb]
Nicole Holofcener - Please Give [IMDb]
David Lindsay-Abaire - Rabbit Hole [IMDb]
Todd Solondz - Life During Wartime [IMDb]

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Diane Bell - Obselidia [IMDb]
Lena Dunham - Tiny Furniture [IMDb]
Nik Fackler - Lovely, Still [IMDb]
Bob Glaudini - Jack Goes Boating [IMDb]
Dana Adam Shapiro & Evan M. Wiener - Monogamy [IMDb]

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Adam Kimmel - Never Let Me Go [IMDb]
Matthew Libatique - Black Swan [IMDb]
Jody Lee Lipes - Tiny Furniture [IMDb]
Michael McDonough - Winter's Bone [IMDb]
Harris Savides - Greenberg [IMDb]

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Exit Through the Gift Shop [IMDb]
Marwencol [IMDb]
Restrepo [IMDb]
Sweetgrass [IMDb]
Thunder Soul [IMDb]

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Kisses [IMDb]
Mademoiselle Chambon [IMDb]
Of Gods and Men [IMDb]
The King's Speech [IMDb]
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives [IMDb]

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
Best feature made for less than $500,000.
Daddy Longlegs [IMDb]
The Exploding Girl [IMDb]
Lbs. [IMDb]
Lovers of Hate [IMDb]
Obselidia [IMDb]

For last year's list of nominees and winners, which mostly include Precious taking just about everything as well as Crazy Heart, click right here. Congrats to Exit Through the Gift Shop too - "Mr. Brainwash" was there, acting all crazy. Everyone was expecting these awards to swing towards Winter's Bone, because it's the true indie in the nominees this year, but I'm just as happy to see Black Swan win so many because it deserves them! And it's probably not going to take home anything more than Best Actress tonight, which is sad, but it won some Spirits. A big indie congratulations to all of this year's winners & nominees!

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