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The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards Wrap-Up

By on February 24, 2013
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The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards were last night, the day before the Oscars, and everyone you’d thought would win, did. Well, relative to the Independent Spirit Awards. Matthew McConaughey won Best Supporting Male Performance for his role in Magic Mike and was pretty happy all he had to do was take his pants off. Who knew it would be that easy? He said, “I had to take my pants off to win a trophy, I had to drop trou to win an awards. Fuck yeah!” So now there’s a stipulation in every one of his contracts that all his roles be pants-less.

Best Feature
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Bernie”
“Keep the Lights On”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Silver Linings Playbook” – WINNER

Best Director
Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Ira Sachs, “Keep the Lights On”
Julia Loktev, “The Loneliest Planet”
Wes Anderson, “Moonrise Kingdom”
David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook” – WINNER

Best Actor
Jack Black, “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
John Hawkes, “The Sessions” – WINNER
Thure Lindhardt, “Keep the Lights On”
Matthew McConaughey, “Killer Joe”
Wendell Pierce, “Four”

Best Actress
Linda Cardellini, “Return”
Emayatzy Corinealdi, “Middle of Nowhere”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” – WINNER
Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, “Smashed”

Best Supporting Actor
Matthew McConaughey, “Magic Mike” – WINNER
David Oyelowo, “Middle of Nowhere”
Michael Peña, “End of Watch”
Sam Rockwell, “Seven Psychopaths”
Bruce Willis, “Moonrise Kingdom”

Best Supporting Actress
Rosemarie DeWitt, “Your Sister’s Sister”
Ann Dowd, “Compliance”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions” – WINNER
Brit Marling, “Sound of My Voice”
Lorraine Toussaint, “Middle of Nowhere”

Best Screenplay
Ira Sachs, “Keep the Lights On”
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, “Moonrise Kingdom”
Zoe Kazan, “Ruby Sparks”
Martin McDonagh, “Seven Psychopaths”
David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook” – WINNER

Best First Feature
“Fill the Void”
“Gimme the Loot”
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” – WINNER
“Safety Not Guaranteed”
“Sound of My Voice”

Best First Screenplay
Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, “Celeste and Jesse Forever”
Rama Burshtein, “Fill the Void”
Jonathan Lisecki, “Gayby”
Christopher Ford, “Robot and Frank”
Derek Connolly, “Safety Not Guaranteed” – WINNER

Best Documentary
“The Central Park Five”
“How to Survive a Plague”
“The Invisible War” – WINNER
“Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present”
“The Waiting Room”

Best Cinematography
Ben Richardson, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” – WINNER
Roman Vasyanov, “End of Watch”
Lol Crawley, “Here”
Robert Yeoman, “Moonrise Kingdom”
Yoni Brook, “Valley of Saints”

Best International Film
“Amour” – WINNER
“Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”
“Rust and Bone”
“Sister”
“War Witch”

John Cassavetes Award
“Breakfast With Curtis”
“The Color Wheel”
“Middle of Nowhere” – WINNER
“Mosquita y Mari”
“Starlet”

Robert Altman Award
“Starlet”

Truer Than Fiction Award
“Leviathan”
“Only the Young”
“The Waiting Room”

Someone to Watch Award
Rebecca Thomas, “Electrick Children”
Adam Leon, “Gimme the Loot”
David Finker, “Pincus”

Producers’ Award
“Nobody Walks”
“Prince Avalanche”
“Stones in the Sun” – WINNER

Naturally, most of the stars showed up. I’ll probably post more of Jennifer Lawrence because side boob. I know that’s the only reason you come here. I feel so used.

The most surprising thing about this awards season has to be that Chris Tucker is in an award winning movie. Mind. Blown.

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