12 Years a Slave was the big winner at the Film Independent Spirit Awards taking home five gongs for Best Director and Best Feature.

The Steve McQueen helmed film also won awards for Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o and Best Cinematography.

Dallas Buyers Club was another big winner at yesterday’s awards with Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto taking home the trophies for Best Lead Male and Best Supporting Male respectively.

Cate Blanchett won the award for Best Lead Female for her work in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.