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'Black Swan' Is The Perfect Winner At 2011 Spirit Awards

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The debate rages on as to whether the doomed Nina really did dance a "perfect" performance of "Swan Lake" in "Black Swan."

But the Independent Spirit Awards have certainly acknowledged that the movie itself came pretty close to perfection.

"Black Swan" swept the Spirit Awards with wins for Best Feature, Best Female Lead, Best Director and Best Cinematography. Darren Aronofsky's operatic tale of fear, loathing and madness at the New York City Ballet won in every category for which it was nominated.

While Natalie Portman may have beaten Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Female Lead category, "Winter's Bone" did take home awards for the performances of two of its supporting players, Dale Dickey and Jack Hawkes.

Meanwhile, the co-host of this year's Oscars, James Franco, won for his lead performance in "127 Hours." The newly PG-13-rated "The King's Speech" won Best Foreign Film and "Exit Through the Gift Shop" won Best Documentary, even though we'll probably never know whether it's really a "documentary" or a brilliantly staged... something.

The Independent Spirit Award Winners were announced on Saturday, Feb. 26. The complete list of this year's nominees are below, with the winners in bold.

BEST FEATURE:

"Black Swan"
"127 Hours"
"Greenberg"
"The Kids Are All Right"
"Winter's Bone"

BEST FEMALE LEAD:

Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right"
Greta Gerwig, "Greenberg"
Nicole Kidman, "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Winter's Bone"
Michelle Williams, "Blue Valentine"

BEST MALE LEAD:

James Franco, "127 Hours"
Ronald Bronstein, "Go Get Some Rosemary"
Aaron Eckhart, "Rabbit Hole"
John C. Reilly, "Cyrus"
Ben Stiller, "Greenberg"

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE:

Dale Dickey, "Winter's Bone"
Ashley Bell, "The Last Exorcism"
Allison Janney, "Life During Wartime"
Daphne Rubin-Vega, "Jack Goes Boating"
Naomi Watts, "Mother and Child"

BEST SUPPORTING MALE:

Jack Hawkes, "Winter's Bone"
Samuel L. Jackson, "Mother and Child"
Bill Murray, "Get Low"
John Ortiz, "Jack Goes Boating"
Mark Ruffalo, "The Kids Are All Right"

BEST DIRECTOR:

Darren Aronofsky, "Black Swan"
Danny Boyle, "127 Hours"
Lisa Cholodenko, "The Kids Are All Right"
Debra Granik, "Winter's Bone"
John Cameron Mitchell, "The Kids Are All Right"

BEST SCREENPLAY:

"The Kids Are All Right," Stuart Bluberg & Lisa Cholodenko
"Life During Wartime," Todd Solondz
"Please Give," Nicole Holofcener
"Rabbit Hole," David Lindsay-Abaire
"Winter's Bone," Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY:

"Tiny Furniture," Lena Dunham
"Jack Goes Boating," Robert Glaudini
"Lovely, Still," Nicholas Fackler
"Monogamy," Dana Adam Shapiro, Evan M. Wiener
"Obselidia," Diane Bell

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

"Black Swan," Matthew Libatique
"Greenberg," Harris Savides
"Never Let Me Go," Adam Kimmel
"Tiny Furniture," Jody Lee Lipes
"Winter's Bone," Michael McDonough

BEST FIRST FEATURE:

"Get Low"
"Everything Strange and New"
"The Last Exorcism"
"Night Catches Us"
"Tiny Furniture"

BEST FOREIGN FILM:

"The King's Speech"
"Of Gods and Men"
"Kisses"
"Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives"
"Mademoiselle Chambon"

BEST DOCUMENTARY:

"Exit Through The Gift Shop"
"Marwencol"
"Restrepo"
"Sweetgrass"
"Thunder Soul"

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