Precious Romps at Spirit Awards

Bridges, Harrelson, Mo'Nique, Sidibe snag acting honors
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 6, 2010 8:33 AM CST
Mo'Nique poses with the best supporting female award for "Precious" backstage at the Independent Spirit Awards on Friday, March 5, 2010, in Los Angeles.    (Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – Harlem drama Precious took the best picture prize as it dominated the Spirit Awards last night, winning four other honors that included trophies for best actress Gabourey Sidibe and best supporting actress Mo'Nique. Jeff Bridges won best actor for the country-music tale Crazy Heart, and Woody Harrelson won supporting actor for the war-on-terror drama The Messenger.

All four acting winners are up for the same honors at tomorrow's Academy Awards. Other winners:

  • Best director: Lee Daniels, Precious
  • Best foreign film: An Education
  • Best debut film: Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper
  • Screenplay: Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
  • Documentary: Anvil! The Story of Anvil, directed by Sacha Gervasi
  • John Cassavetes Award for a film made for less than $500,000: Humpday, directed by Lynn Shelton

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