Independent Spirit Awards – Winners List

(Film Independent)

The 2012 Independent Spirit Awards were handed out on Saturday.

Hosted by Seth Rogen, the event honors “artist-driven filmmaking” and “recognizes the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers.”

The ceremony will air on IFC tonight, but Gossip Cop has the full winners list below.

On Sunday, we’ll find out how well the Spirit Awards predicted Oscar gold.

Best FeatureThe Artist

Best Male Lead – Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Female Lead – Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Male – Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Female – Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Director – Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

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Best First Feature – J.C. Chandor (director) - Margin Call

Best Screenplay – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash – The Descendants

Best First Screenplay – Will Reiser, 50/50

Best Cinematography – Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist

Best Documentary – Steve James (director) – The Interrupters

Best International FilmA Separation (Iran)

Piaget Producers AwardTake Shelter

Robert Altman AwardMargin Call

John Cassavetes Award – Dee Rees (director), Nekisa Cooper (producer) – Pariah

Audi Someone to Watch Award – Mark Jackson (director), Without

Nokia Truer Than Fiction Award – Heather Courtney (director), Where Soldiers Come From

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