“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.
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Oscilloscope Pictures
Woody Harrelson won Supporting Actor honors for his turn in "The Messenger."
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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.
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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.
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Lynn Shelton won the John Cassavetes Award for her flick, "Humpday."
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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.
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Anvil! The Story of Anvil
The film, which tells the story of a real-life Spinal Tap-esque metal band, won for Best Documentary.
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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.
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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.
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Bill Ross and Turner Ross won the Chaz and Roger Ebert Truer than Fiction Award for their documentary of life in small-town Ohio.
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Eddie Izzard served as host at the Independent Spirit Awards in new York on Friday.
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