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2012 Independent Spirit Awards Full List of Winners

The Artist Leads the Way For the 2012 Spirit Award Winners

We're in the home stretch of awards season, but before the Oscars close things out, Hollywood honoured some of the best in independent films with the Spirit Awards. Christopher Plummer continued to sweep the best supporting actor category for Beginners, while Shailene Woodley got her first win for her work in The Descendants. Oscar nominees Jean Dujardin and Michelle Williams both got an early boost from Spirit wins as well. The Artist was the biggest winner of the night, taking home four awards, including best feature.

To see the full list of the winners, just keep reading.

BEST FEATURE
The Artist

BEST DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
Margin Call

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 SCREENPLAY
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, The Descendants

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Will Reiser, 50/50

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Gui-omme Shiffman, The Artist

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer)
Pariah

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Interrupters

FOREIGN FILM
A Separation

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Margin Call

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