27th Independent Spirit Awards: Winners and Nominees Complete List

The winners for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards were announced on Saturday, February 25 in a ceremony in Santa Monica, California.

The 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony was hosted by Seth Rogen and will be broadcast on February 25 at 10 p.m. ET on IFC.

"The Film Independent Spirit Awards recognize the finest artistic achievements across the broad spectrum of independent filmmaking -- from emerging talent working on a shoestring budget to established auteurs," Film Independent Senior Director Sean McManus said in a statement. "The 2012 nominees tell their stories in such an authentic way and reflect the inclusive nature of the independent filmmaking community. We are delighted to support them and expand the audience for their work."

The full list of nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards was announced on November 29,and included multiple nominations for films like "Drive," "The Artist," and "50/50." The silent black and white film "The Artist" and the drama "Take Shelter" led the nominations with five nods each.

2012 Independent Spirit Awards Winners and Nominees Complete List:

Best Feature
(Award given to the Producer)
"Take Shelter"
WINNER: "The Artist"

Best Director

WINNER: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
Mike Mills, "Beginners"
Jeff Nichols, "Take Shelter"
Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"
Nicolas Winding Refn, "Drive"

Best First Feature
(Award given to the director and producer)
"Another Earth"
"In The Family"
WINNER: "Margin Call"
"Martha Marcy May Marlene"
"Natural Selection"

John Cassavetes Award

(Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer)
"Hello Lonseome"
WINNER: "Pariah"
"The Dynamiter"

Best Screenplay

WINNER: "The Descendants"
"The Artist"
"Win Win"

Best First Screenplay
"Another Earth"
"Cedar Rapids"
WINNER: "50/50"
"Margin Call"

Best Female Lead
Elizabeth Olsen, "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
WINNER: Michelle Williams, "My Week with Marilyn"
Rachael Harris, "Natural Selection"
Adepero Oduye, "Pariah"
Lauren Ambrose, "Think of Me"

Best Male Lead
Michael Shannon, "Take Shelter"
Woody Harrelson, "Rampart"
Ryan Golsing, "Drive"
WINNER: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Demian Bichir, "A Better Life"

Best Supporting Female
Jessica Chastain, "Take Shelter"
Anjelica Huston, "50/50"
Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"
Harmony Santana, "Gone Hill Road"
WINNER: Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

Best Supporting Male
Albert Brooks, "Drive"
John Hawkes, "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
WINNER: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
Corey Stoll, "Midnight in Paris"
John C. Reilly, "Cedar Rapids"

Best Cinematography

"Midnight in Paris"
WINNER: "The Artist"
"The Off-Hours"
"The Dynamiter"

Best Documentary
(Award given to the director)
"An African Election"
"Bill Cunningham New York"
WINNER: "The Interrupters"
"We Were Here"
"The Redemption of General Butt Naked"

Best Foreign Film
(Award given to the director)
WINNER: "A Separation"
"The Kid With a Bike"

Robert Altman Award
(Given to one film’s director, casting director and its ensemble cast)
"Margin Call"

Piaget Producers Award*
Chad Burris ("Mosquito y Mari")
WINNER: Sophia Lynn ("Take Shelter")
Josh Bond ("Martha Marcy May Marlene")
Someone to Watch Award*
Simon Arthur ("Silver Tongues")
WINNER: Mark Jackson ("Without")
Nicholas Ozeki ("Mamitas")

Truer Than Fiction Award*
WINNER: "Where Soldiers Come From"
"Hell and Back Again"
"Bombay Beach"
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