Natalie Portman won Best Actress for Black Swan and fellow Oscar nominee (and ceremony co-host) James Franco won Best Actor (127 Hours) at the 2011 Film Independent’s Spirit Awards. The ceremony, which is not usually an accurate barometer of tonight’s Academy Awards, saw Black Swan win all four of its nominations including Best Feature and Best Director for Darren Aronofsky. The Best Screenplay was won by The Kids Are Alright.
Other notable winners:
Best Supporting Male: John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Best Supporting Female: Dale Dickey, Winter’s Bone
Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
Best Foreign Film: The King’s Speech (award given to the director, Tom Hooper)