'Black Swan' Wins Big at Independent Spirit Awards
By Moviefone Editors Posted Feb 27th 2011 11:06AM
The film also snagged the awards for Best Director (Darren Aronofsky), Best Female Lead (Natalie Portman) and Best Cinematography (Matthew Libatique).
Portman, who has been sweeping awards all season, is a strong favorite to win Best Actress headed into tonight's Oscar telecast.
Meanwhile, Oscar nominee James Franco won Best Male Lead for his performance in the Danny Boyle drama '127 Hours,' in which he plays real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who was forced to amputate his own arm after it became trapped by a boulder in 2003.
Franco, who will be co-hosting the Oscars along with Anne Hathaway, previously won Best Supporting Male Actor at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards for 'Milk.' More winners after the jump.
In the supporting categories, Dale Dickey was awarded Best Supporting Female for 'Winter's Bone,' while co-star and Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes won Best Supporting Male.
For Best Documentary, 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' triumphed over fellow Oscar nominee 'Restrepo.' And speaking of Oscar, Best Foreign Film went to, of all movies, 'The King's Speech.'
Best First Feature and Best Screenplay went to 'Get Low' and 'The Kids Are All Right,' respectively.
Lena Dunham won Best First Screenplay, for her criticially acclaimed film 'Tiny Furniture.'
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards aired Saturday on iFC, with Joel McHale hosting.
Best Feature: 'Black Swan'
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, 'Black Swan'
Best Female Lead: Natalie Portman, 'Black Swan'
Best Male Lead: James Franco, '127 Hours'
Best Supporting Male: John Hawkes, 'Winter's Bone'
Best Supporting Female: Dale Dickey, 'Winter's Bone'
Best Screenplay: 'The Kids Are All Right'
Best Documentary: 'Exit Through the Gift Shop'
Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, 'Black Swan'
Best Foreign Film: 'The King's Speech'
Best First Feature: 'Get Low'
Best First Screenplay: Lena Dunham, 'Tiny Furniture'
John Cassavetes Award: 'Daddy Longlegs'
Robert Altman Award: 'Please Give'
Will the Indie Spirit winners celebrate with more hardware at tonight's Academy Awards? Follow PopEater for coverage of all the arrivals, winners and surprises. And check out what E!'s Ben Lyons had to tell PopEater about Oscar predictions:
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