The 28th annual Independent Spirit Awards gala, hosted by Andy Samberg, was held on Santa Monica beach Saturday, honoring the best of independent filmmakers.
The big winner of the night was Silver Linings Playbook, which had a budget of $21 million – $1 million over the limit for the Spirits, but they nominated it anyway – picked up the awards for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Female Lead for Jennifer Lawrence.
One award it didn’t win was best actor, which Bradley Cooper lost to John Hawkes of The Sessions while his co-star Helen Hunt was chosen as the Best Supporting Female.
Matthew McConaughey won the award for Best Supporting Male for his work in Magic Mike.
Other winners included Amour for best international film and The Invisible War for best documentary.
Here’s the full list of 2013 Spirit Awards Winners
- “Silver Linings Playbook”
- David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
- “Silver Linings Playbook”
BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
- “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
- “Safety Not Guaranteed”
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD – Given to the best feature made for under $500,000. Award given to the writer, director, and producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.
- “Middle of Nowhere”
BEST FEMALE LEAD
- Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
BEST MALE LEAD
- John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
- Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
- Matthew McConaughey, “Magic Mike”
- “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)
- “The Invisible War”
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
16th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD – The 16th 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.
- Mynette Louie
19th ANNUAL SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD – The 19th 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.
- Adam Leon, “Gimme the Loot”
STELLA ARTOIS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD – The 18th 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.
- Peter Nicks, “The Waiting Room”
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD – (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
- Director: Sean Baker
- Casting Director: Julia Kim
- Ensemble Cast: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Karren Karagulian, Stella Maeve, James Ransone