If it's crap ... We'll tell you
with your host Joel McHale
(Award given to the producer)
* Executive Producers are not listed.
PRODUCERS: Danny Boyle, Christian Colson, John
PRODUCERS: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Arnold W.
Messer, Brian Oliver
PRODUCERS: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Scott Rudin
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
PRODUCERS: Gary Gilbert, Philippe Hellmann, Jordan
Horowitz, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray, Daniela
PRODUCERS: Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Anne Rosellini
DARREN ARONOFSKY - Black Swan
DANNY BOYLE - 127 Hours
LISA CHOLODENKO - The Kids Are All Right
DEBRA GRANIK - Winter’s Bone
JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL - Rabbit Hole
STUART BLUMBERG & LISA CHOLODENKO -
The Kids Are All Right
DEBRA GRANIK & ANNE ROSELLINI - Winter’s Bone
NICOLE HOLOFCENER - Please Give
DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE - Rabbit Hole
TODD SOLONDZ - Life During Wartime
BEST FIRST FEATURE
(Award given to the director and producer)
EVERYTHING STRANGE AND NEW
DIRECTOR: Frazer Bradshaw
PRODUCERS: A.D. Liano, Laura Techera Francia
DIRECTOR: Aaron Schneider
PRODUCERS: David Gundlach, Dean Zanuck
NIGHT CATCHES US
DIRECTOR: Tanya Hamilton
PRODUCERS: Sean Costello, Jason Orans,
THE LAST EXORCISM
DIRECTOR: Daniel Stamm
PRODUCERS: Marc Abraham, Tom Bliss,
Eric Newman, Eli Roth
DIRECTOR: Lena Dunham
PRODUCERS: Kyle Martin, Alicia Van Couvering
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
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 listed.
WRITERS/DIRECTORS: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
PRODUCERS: Casey Neistat, Tom Scott
DIRECTOR: Matthew Bonifacio
WRITERS/PRODUCERS: Matthew Bonifacio,
LOVERS OF HATE
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Bryan Poyser
PRODUCER: Megan Gilbride
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Diane Bell
PRODUCERS: Chris Byrne, Matthew Medlin
THE EXPLODING GIRL
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Bradley Rust Gray
PRODUCERS: Karin Chien, Ben Howe, So Yong Kim
BEST FEMALE LEAD
ANNETTE BENING - The Kids Are All Right
GRETA GERWIG - Greenberg
NICOLE KIDMAN - Rabbit Hole
JENNIFER LAWRENCE - Winter’s Bone
NATALIE PORTMAN - Black Swan
MICHELLE WILLIAMS - Blue Valentine
BEST MALE LEAD
RONALD BRONSTEIN - Daddy Longlegs
AARON ECKHART - Rabbit Hole
JAMES FRANCO - 127 Hours
JOHN C. REILLY - Cyrus
BEN STILLER - Greenberg
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
ASHLEY BELL - The Last Exorcism
DALE DICKEY - Winter’s Bone
ALLISON JANNEY - Life During Wartime
DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA - Jack Goes Boating
NAOMI WATTS - Mother and Child
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
JOHN HAWKES - Winter’s Bone
SAMUEL L. JACKSON - Mother and Child
BILL MURRAY - Get Low
JOHN ORTIZ - Jack Goes Boating
MARK RUFFALO - The Kids Are All Right
ADAM KIMMEL - Never Let Me Go
MATTHEW LIBATIQUE - Black Swan
JODY LEE LIPES - Tiny Furniture
MICHAEL McDONOUGH - Winter’s Bone
HARRIS SAVIDES - Greenberg
(Award given to the director)
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
DIRECTOR: Jeff Malmberg
DIRECTORS: Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor
DIRECTORS: Tim Hetherington & Sebastian Junger
DIRECTOR: Mark Landsman
BEST FOREIGN FILM
(Award given to the director)
DIRECTOR: Lance Daly
MADEMOISELLE CHAMBON (France)
DIRECTOR: Stéphane Brizé
OF GODS AND MEN (France)
DIRECTOR: Xavier Beauvois
THE KING’S SPEECH (United Kingdom)
DIRECTOR: Tom Hooper
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES
DIRECTOR: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
(Given to one film’s director, casting director, and its
DIRECTOR: Nicole Holofcener
CASTING DIRECTOR: Jeanne McCarthy
ENSEMBLE CAST: Ann Guilbert, Rebecca Hall,
Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt,
Lois Smith, Sarah Steele
saw this movie..I highly recommend it...great cast....great script....funny...
Best actor nominee for Daddy Long Legs
Best Frist Feature..best Supporting actor Nominee:Bill Murray
just came out on DVD Feb 22 2011
Best Feature Film
Best Supporting Actor:John Hawkes
Best Lead Actress:Jennifer Lawrence
Annette Bening.....need I say more?
Best First Feature
Best First Screenplay
Best Female Lead:Nicole Kidman
Best Male Lead:Aaron Eckhart
Best First Screenplay
Best Supporting Female:Daphne Rubin-Vega
Best Supporting Female:Naomi Watts
Best Supporting Male:Samuel L Jackson
I have seen this movie..it was very good..great performances from everyone...as well as Annette Bening..this movie deals with some intertwining stories that involve adoption...motherhood....is is by no means a fell good movie, but it is an excellent drama
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The ballet thriller "Black Swan" won four prizes Saturday at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film, including best picture, best actress for Natalie Portman and director for Darren Aronofsky.
James Franco was picked as best actor for the survival story "127 hours," while the Ozarks crime story "Winter's Bone" earned both supporting-acting prizes, for John Hawkes and Dale Dickey.
All three films are up for best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards, where Portman is considered the favorite to win the best-actress Oscar and Franco is a co-host alongside actress Anne Hathaway.
With plenty of overlap among nominees at the Oscars, the Spirit Awards are a warm-up for Hollywood's biggest party.
The British monarchy saga "The King's Speech," the best-picture front-runner at the Oscars, won the prize for best foreign film.
"Black Swan" also took the cinematography award for Matthew Libatique.
Portman and Aronofsky joked about the difficulty in getting "Black Swan" off the ground, with cash tight and few people believing the film could ever make its money back.
"My ballet teachers were, like, every day, `So when do we get paid?'" said Portman, who won for her role as a ballerina losing her grip on reality.
Aronofsky thanked his financial backers for believing in the film. "Now, they're (expletive) rich," Aronofsky said of the money men behind "Black Swan," a $100 million hit.
Aronofsky said he has been blessed with fearless actors in all of his films and had gushing praise for Portman.
"To have this incredible performer give you everything she's got and then train for a year. I'll always be in debt to Miss Natalie Portman," Aronofsky said.
Franco, in film school at New York University when the "127 hours" script came his way, said he was inclined to pass except for the insistence of his manager, agent and publicist, who told him it was a film he had to do.
"I just finished my thesis film, so independent film is something that's a very, very big part of my life and very important to me, so this means a lot," said Franco, who stars as real-life adventurer Aron Ralston, who cut off his arm after he became trapped by a boulder in a canyon.
"The King's Speech" director, Tom Hooper, said he has not been following Oscar predictions but confided backstage that he was jittery about the awards show coming a day later.
"I think anyone would be not in their right mind at the prospect of making a speech in front of half a billion people," Hooper said.
"Winter's Bone" co-star Hawkes thanked the film's crew, advising the crowd to "look them up and hire them for your films." He also thanked director Debra Granik, whom he called the "best of the best," and the break-out star of "Winter's Bone," Jennifer Lawrence, who lost best actress to Portman but also is nominated at the Oscars.
"I can't wait to see what the future holds for you, Jen," said Hawkes, who plays Lawrence's menacing but ferociously protective uncle.
In "Winter's Bone," Dickey co-stars as a member of a close-knit crime clan in the Ozarks. She thanked the people of Missouri, where the film was shot, for opening "their hearts and land," and said she hoped the role might land her fresh work.
"I'm getting some more auditions than I had before," said Dickey, best-known for her comic role as the daytime hooker on TV's "My Name Is Earl." "The residual trickle-down is hopefully, I'll get more work. If I get more work, I'm a happy chick."
The graffiti-art examination "Exit Through the Gift Shop" won the documentary prize, for which it also was in the running at the Oscars. Elusive British street artist Banksy, the film's director who keeps his identity secret, was not in sight.
Thierry Guetta, a Frenchman who appears in the film and is part of the street-art movement, accepted the award and was asked the inevitable question backstage: Where's Banksy?
"I don't know. Maybe somewhere here," Guetta said, and speculated about whether Banksy might turn up at the Oscars. "Tomorrow is another day. Maybe he's somewhere around. Maybe he's sitting next to you, not too far away."
The lesbian-family tale "The Kids Are All Right" took the screenplay award for Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko, who are nominated for best original screenplay at the Oscars.
The backwoods funeral tale "Get Low," starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek, won for best film from a first-time director, Aaron Schneider.
Other Spirit Award winners included:
• First screenplay: Lena Dunham, "Tiny Furniture."
• John Cassavetes Award for best film made for under $500,000: "Daddy Longlegs."
• Robert Altman Award for director, casting director and ensemble cast: "Please Give."