Honestly? I wasn’t expecting Silver Linings Playbook to win four big Spirit Awards today. And yet it took Best Feature, and David O. Russell won for Best Director and Best Screenplay and the Best Actress trophy went to Jennifer Lawrence. I figured they might split the biggies between SLP and Beasts of the Southern Wild and/or Benh Zeitlin, but no.
What does this mean Oscar-wise? Maybe nothing, but could Russell at least take Best Director? Along with Jennifer Lawrence taking Best Actress, I mean.
The Sessions scored twice with John Hawkes winning for Best Actor and Helen Hunt taking the Best Supporting Actress award. Matthew McConaughey won Best Supporting Actor for his aging stripper role in Steven Soderbergh‘s Magic Mike.
Amour director Michael Haneke before start of Spirit Awards ceremony.
SLP‘s David O. Russell, winner of the Best Director and Best Screenpay awards.
Jonathan Dana, Deadline‘s Pete Hammond.
Toy’s House director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.