The Independent Spirit Awards honors those small films that often get overlooked by the Oscars. This year there is some overlap with the films including Silver Lining Playbook, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Amour all nominated for Spirit Awards. Yesterday in Santa Monica, California was a big day for the independent film industry.
In additional good news, LGBT activist was a producer for the winning film! Cohen also produced American Beauty! BRAVO BRUCE!
Silver Linings Playbook and The Sessions were big winners. Here are the top winners:
Best Movie: Silver Lining Playbook
Best Director: David Russell (Silver Lining Playbook)
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Lining Playbook)
Best Actor: John Hawkes (The Sessions)
Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughy (Magic Mike)
Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Best Screenplay: David Russell (Silver Lining Playbook)
Best International Film: Amour