Saturday, February 26, 2011

Spirit Awards 2011 Winners

Spirit Awards 2011 Winners - The 26th annual Independent Spirit Awards ceremony air on IFC at 7 p.m. ET on IFC on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2011.

The Independent Spirit Awards honor the year's independent films, specifically focusing on movies produced for less than $20 million.

"Winter's Bone" had seven nominations at this year's awards but "Black Swan" was the evening's big winner, taking home awards for best feature, best director, best female lead and best cinematography.

Spirit Awards 2011 Winners

Darren Aronofsky, who won best director "Black Swan" spoke of his surprise at the film's success.

"It's really exciting," Aronofsky said. "The word I keep hearing is 'fun'- it's the best compliment you can receive as a filmmaker. This one was fun. It worked out."

The ceremony was hosted by "Community" star Joel McHale and were held at the Santa Monica beach, returning the awards to its longtime home after attempting a move to downtown Los Angeles last year.

Presenters at the ceremony included John Waters, Anna Kendrick, Josh Radnor, Ben Stiller, Paul Rudd, Eva Mendes, Kerry Washington and Diego Luna.

Spirit Awards 2011 Winners

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