Spirit 2011

BEST FEATURE (Award given to the producer(s))
* The Artist Thomas Langmann
50/50 Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen
Beginners Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Jay Van Hoy
Drive Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel
Take Shelter Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin
The Descendants Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
* Margin Call Director: J.C. Chandor Producers: Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Benaroya, Neal Dodson, Joe Jenckes, Corey Moosa, Zachary Quinto
Another Earth Director: Mike Cahill, Producers: Mike Cahill, Hunter Gray, Brit Marling, Nicholas Shumaker
In The Family Director: Patrick Wang, Producers: Robert Tonino, Andrew van den Houten, Patrick Wang
Martha Marcy May Marlene Director: Sean Durkin, Producers: Antonio Campos, Patrick Cunningham, Chris Maybach, Josh Mond
Natural Selection Director: Robbie Pickering Producers: Brion Hambel, Paul Jensen

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; writer, director, and producer)
* Pariah Writer/Director: Dee Rees Producer: Nekisa Cooper
Bellflower Writer/Director: Evan Glodell Producers: Evan Glodell, Vincent Grashaw
Circumstance Writer/Director: Maryam Keshavarz Producers: Karin Chien, Maryam Keshavarz, Melissa Lee
Hello Lonesome Writer/Director/ Producer: Adam Reid
The Dynamiter Writer: Brad Inglesby Director: Matthew Gordon Producers: Kevin Abrams, Matthew Gordon, Merrilee Holt, Art Jones, Mike Jones, Nate Tuck, Amile Wilson

BEST DIRECTOR
* Michel Hazanavicius The Artist
Mike Mills Beginners
Jeff Nichols Take Shelter
Alexander Payne The Descendants
Nicolas Winding Refn Drive

BEST SCREENPLAY
* Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash The Descendants
Joseph Cedar Footnote
Michel Hazanavicius The Artist
Tom Mccarthy Win Win
Mike Mills Beginners

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
* Will Reiser 50/50
Mike Cahill & Brit Marling Another Earth
J.C. Chandor Margin Call
Patrick DeWitt Terri
Phil Johnston Cedar Rapids

BEST FEMALE LEAD
* Michelle Williams My Week with Marilyn
Lauren Ambrose Think of Me
Rachael Harris Natural Selection
Adepero Oduye Pariah
Elizabeth Olsen Martha Marcy May Marlene

BEST MALE LEAD
* Jean Dujardin The Artist
Demián Bichir A Better Life
Ryan Gosling Drive
Woody Harrelson Rampart
Michael Shannon Take Shelter

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
* Shailene Woodley The Descendants
Jessica Chastain Take Shelter
Anjelica Huston 50/50
Janet Mcteer Albert Nobbs
Harmony Santana Gun Hill Road

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
* Christopher Plummer Beginners
Albert Brooks Drive
John Hawkes Martha Marcy May Marlene
John C. Reilly Cedar Rapids
Corey Stoll Midnight in Paris

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
* Guillaume Schiffman The Artist
Joel Hodge Bellflower
Benjamin Kasulke The Off Hours
Darius Khondji Midnight in Paris
Jeffrey Waldron The Dynamiter

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director and producer)
* The Interrupters Director/Producer: Steve James Producer: Alex Kotlowitz
An African Election Director/Producer: Jarreth Merz
Bill Cunningham New York Director: Richard Press Producer: Philip Gefter
The Redemption Of General Butt Naked Directors/Producers: Eric Strauss, Daniele Anastasion
We Were Here Director/Producer: David Weissman

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (Award given to the director)
* A Separation (Iran) Asghar Farhadi
Melancholia (Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany) Lars Von Trier
Shame (UK) Steve McQueen
The Kid With A Bike (Belgium, France, Italy) Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
Tyrannosaur (UK) Paddy Considine

AUDI SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD (Award given to the director)
* Mark Jackson Without
Simon Arthur Silver Tongues
Nicholas Ozeki Mamitas

NOKIA TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
* Heather Courtney Where Soldiers Come From
Danfung Dennis Hell And Back Again
Alma Har’el Bombay Beach

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
* Sophia Lin Take Shelter
Chad Burris Mosquita Y Mari
Josh Mond Martha Marcy May Marlene

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD (Given to one film’s director, casting director and its ensemble cast)
* Margin Call Director: J.C. Chandor Casting Directors: Tiffany Little Canfield, Bernard Telsey Ensemble Cast: Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto, Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci

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