“Precious” Dominates Independent Spirit Awards

Eddie Izzard is emceeing The Independent Spirit Awards tonight in New York City, an Oscar night for Hollywood outsiders.

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EMPTY_CAPTION"Precious" picked up five wins at the Spirit Awards, taking home Best Picture, Best Screenplay by a First-Time Writer, Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress honors for its stars Mo'Nique and Gabourey Sidibe. The film swept every category it was nominated in.
Oscilloscope Pictures
Woody Harrelson won Supporting Actor honors for his turn in "The Messenger."
Fox Searchlight
EMPTY_CAPTION"Crazy Heart" star Jeff Bridges won Best Actor for the film, which also earned top honors in the Best Debut category for first-time director Scott Cooper.
Fox Searchlight
Scott Neustader and Michael H. Weber won for best screenplay for "500 Days of Summer," a best feature nominee about a young man's doomed romance.
Lynn Shelton won the John Cassavetes Award for her flick, "Humpday."
An Education
Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard star in this flick about a London teen swept off her feet by an older man, which won for Best Foreign Film.
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
The film, which tells the story of a real-life Spinal Tap-esque metal band, won for Best Documentary.
Focus Features
A Serious Man
Roger Deakins won for Best Cinematographer for this Coen brothers film, about a man's struggle with faith in a Midwestern suburb in the 1960s. The film also received the Robert Altman Award, which goes to a director, casting director and ensemble cast.
Easier With Practice
Kyle Patrick Alvarez picked up the Acura Someone to Watch Award for this film about a man who finds himself in a bizarre relationship with a phone sex worker.
Bill Ross and Turner Ross won the Chaz and Roger Ebert Truer than Fiction Award for their documentary of life in small-town Ohio.
Eddie Izzard served as host at the Independent Spirit Awards in new York on Friday.
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