2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards winners: Natalie Portman and ‘Black Swan’

By on Feb 27, 2011 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Movies, United States Comments

Natalie Portman and her film ‘Black Swan’ and were among the big winners for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 26, 2011, which was held at the Santa Monica beach, California.

Natalie Portman wins
Photo credit: SpiritAwards.com

Natalie Portman, apparently being noted as very strong candidate for Best Actress in the Oscars on Sunday, won the Best Female Lead; while the film ‘Black Swan’ where she stars won the Best Feature award.

Black Swan‘ also bagged two other major awards including Best Director and Best Cinematography awards, won by Darren Aronofsky and Matthew Libatique respectively.

The 26th Independent Spirit Awards telecast, which aired on IFC on Saturday at 10PM ET / PT had actor-comedian Joel McHale as its host, and was produced by Film Independent and Dick Clark Production Inc.

Meanwhile, James Franco, who is also an Oscar Best Actor nominee and will co-host the event with Anne Hathaway, won the Best Male Lead award for his role in the drama film ‘127 Hours‘.

On the other hand, ‘The King’s Speech’, also a strong contender for this year Oscars best film award, won the Best Foreign Film. The film ‘Daddy Longlegs’ received the John Cassavetes Award, while the movie ‘Please Give’ got the Robert Altman Award.

Below is the complete list of winners for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Best Feature: ‘Black Swan’

Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, ‘Black Swan’

Best Male Lead: James Franco, ‘127 Hours’

Best Female Lead: Natalie Portman, ‘Black Swan’

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’

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