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Spirit Awards Winners 2013

Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Spirit Awards

The Oscars aren't the only award show happening this weekend: the Spirit Awards took place today and honored the best in independent film. Silver Linings Playbook dominated the show, winning best feature, best director, and best screenplay for David O. Russell and best female lead for Jennifer Lawrence. The other acting categories had some surprises, too: Matthew McConaughey won for his performance in Magic Mike, and John Hawkes, who didn't earn an Oscar nomination, won for best male lead for The Sessions.

See the full list of winners after the jump.

BEST FEATURE
Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000)
Middle of Nowhere

BEST SCREENPLAY
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Derek Connolly, Safety Not Guaranteed

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST MALE LEAD
John Hawkes, The Sessions

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Helen Hunt, The Sessions

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Ben Richardson, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Invisible War

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Amour

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Given to one film's director, casting director, and its ensemble cast)
Starlet

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Mynette Louie, Stones in the Sun

ACURA SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Adam Leon, Gimme the Loot

STELLA ARTOIS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Peter Nicks, The Waiting Room

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