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2010 Film Independent Spirit Awards: The Winners

Film Independent Spirit Awards

There were no surprises at the 25th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, held on March 5, with Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire running away with virtually the entire ceremony, taking home awards for Best Feature, Best Director, Best First Screenplay, Best Female Lead and Best Supporting Female.

The rest of the awards went to the odds on favorites, from Jeff Bridges winning Best Male Lead for Crazy Heart to Lynn Shelton’s much-buzzed Humpday taking home the John Cassavetes Award for best film made under $500,000.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Feature
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, dir. Lee Daniels

Best Director
Lee Daniels
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Best First Feature
Crazy Heart, dir. Scott Cooper

Best Screenplay
Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
(500) Days of Summer

Best First Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Best Female Lead
Gabourey Sidibe
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Best Male Lead
Jeff Bridges
Crazy Heart

Best Supporting Female
Mo’Nique
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Best Supporting Male
Woody Harrelson
The Messenger

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins
A Serious Man

Best Documentary
Anvil! The Story of Anvil, dir. Sacha Gervasi

Best Foreign Film
An Education, dir. Lone Scherfig

Robert Altman Award
A Serious Man, dir. Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Casting Directors: Ellen Chenoweth, Rachel Tenner
Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Aaron Wolff, Jessica McManus

John Cassavetes Award
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)
Humpday, dir. Lynn Shelton

Piaget Producers Award
Karen Chien
The Exploding Girl
Santa Mesa

Someone to Watch Award
Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Easier With Practice

Chaz and Roger Ebert Truer Than Fiction Award
Bill Ross & Turner Ross
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