While the lion's share of award attention this weekend goes to the Oscars, one of the more interesting awards shows took place tonight inside a beachfront tent in Santa Monica. Currently in its 26th year, the Independent Spirit Awards honors the top achievements in indie film -- Best Feature, Actor, Actress, Screenplay etc. and often does not follow the trends of the other awards which makes it immensely more interesting.
The winners tonight included:
Best Feature: Black Swan
Best Director: Darren Arronofsky, Black Swan
Best Female Lead: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Male Lead: James Franco, 127 Hours
Best Foreign Film: The King's Speech
Best Screenplay: The Kids Are Alright
Sponsored by Elle Magazine, Piaget and and the Independent Film Channel (along with a host of others), the vibe is much more low key and relaxed as seen by the red carpet arrivals.
|Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt|
|The Fighter's Melissa Leo|
| Amanda Peet (right)|
|Private Practice's Kate Walsh|
|Indie favorite Terrence Howard|
Photo Credits: IFC