27th Independent Spirit Awards

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The 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards announced its nominees on November 29, 2011.[1][2] The winners were announced on February 25, 2012 during an awards ceremony hosted by Seth Rogen.[3][4][5]

Nominees and winners[edit]

Best Feature[edit]

The Artist

Best First Feature[edit]

Margin Call

Best Director[edit]

Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist

Best Male Lead[edit]

Jean DujardinThe Artist

Best Female Lead[edit]

Michelle WilliamsMy Week with Marilyn

Best Supporting Male[edit]

Christopher PlummerBeginners

Best Supporting Female[edit]

Shailene WoodleyThe Descendants

Best Screenplay[edit]

The DescendantsAlexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash

Best First Screenplay[edit]

50/50Will Reiser

Best Cinematography[edit]

The ArtistGuillaume Schiffman

Best Foreign Film[edit]

A SeparationIran

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

The Interrupters

John Cassavetes Award[edit]


Truer Than Fiction Award[edit]

Where Soldiers Come From

Producers Award[edit]

Sophia LinTake Shelter

Someone to Watch Award[edit]

Mark Jackson – Without

  • Simon Arthur – Silver Tongues
  • Nicholas Ozeki – Mamitas

Robert Altman Award[edit]


  1. ^ ""Take Shelter" and "The Artist" Lead Spirit Award Nominations". indieWire. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  2. ^ "'Take Shelter,' 'The Artist' top contenders for Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Film Independent Spirit Awards: Complete List of Winners". indieWire. 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  4. ^ "'The Artist' dominates Spirit Awards". Variety. 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  5. ^ "'The Artist' wins best feature at Independent Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 

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