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‘Black Swan’ Reigns Supreme at Independent Spirit Awards 2011

Posted February 26, 2011 by Max in Awards
Natalie Portman

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‘Black Swan’ was the big winner at the independent Spirit Awards Saturday night.

‘Winter’s Bone’ was the favorite going in, but ‘Black Swan’ ended up taking all four awards it was nominated: Best Feature, Best Lead Actress (Natalie Portman), Best Cinematography (Matthew Libatique) and Best Director (Darren Aronofsky).

Portman, who has been the front runner for every race she’s been in this awards season, continued to dominate with another win the eve before the Oscars.

‘Winter’s Bone’ ended up winning the supporting-acting categories for John Hawkes and Dale Dickey.

Here is a full list of the awards:

Best Feature: Black Swan
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
Best Screenplay: The Kids Are All Right
Best First Feature: Get Low
Best First Screenplay: Tiny Furniture
John Cassavetes Award: Daddy Longlegs
Best Supporting Female: Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone)
Best Supporting Male: John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone)
Best Female: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Best Male: James Franco (127 Hours)
Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique (Black Swan)
Best Foreign Film: The King’s Speech
Best Documentary: Exit Through The Gift Shop

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