Little Miss Sunshine won the Spirit Award for Best Picture yesterday, and with that an extra-special hooray for Academy-snubbed producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, who ought to take the stage tonight at the Oscar and when LMS wins Best Picture. Sunshine helmers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris also won for Best Director, and Sunshine author Michael Arndt won for Best First Screenplay.

Little Miss Sunshine screenwriter Michael Arndt prior to yesterday afternoon’s Spirit Awards — Saturday, 2.24.07, 1:15 pm

Sunshine producers Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa after the big Sunshine wins — Saturday, 2.24.07, 4:12 pm