Independent Spirit Awards 2012 winners list: 'The Artist' does it again
His movie had a winning run at Saturday's (Feb. 25) Independent Spirit Awards where it was matched up against the likes of George Clooney's "The Descendants" for top honors. Although he wasn't on hand to accept the award, "The Artist's" Jean Dujardin also picked up the Best Actor honors. The movie also scored a win for Best Cinematography and, of course, Best Feature Film.
On her fifth attempt at an Independent Spirit win, Michelle Williams walked away with the Best Actress honors for "My Week with Marilyn." "The Descendents" did eke out wins in two categories: Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Female for Shailene Woodley.
A full list of winners follows below:
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
BEST FIRST FEATURE
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)
BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
BEST FEMALE LEAD
Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
BEST MALE LEAD
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"
BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
BEST FOREIGN FILM
MROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
(Given to one film's director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Sophia Linn - "Take Shelter"
SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Mark Jackson - "Without"
TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Heather Courtney - "Where Soldiers Come From"