Not much of a gay time today at Independent Spirit Awards as “Silver Linings Playbook” dominates
Well, almost nothing gay won at today’s Independent Spirit Awards.
If The Perks of Being a Wallflower had not won Best First Feature, it would’ve been a total gay shutout.
The closest we got otherwise was Matthew McConaughey taking the supporting actor prize for his terrific turn as head stripper/business owner in Magic Mike which was loved by straight women and gay men.
“I had to take my pants off to win a trophy,” he said in his speech.
Losing out in all four of its categories was gay-themed Keep the Lights On, the brilliant AIDS documentary How to Survive a Plague, and the screenplay for the gay comedy Gayby.
Dominating the awards, handed out in Santa Monica Saturday afternoon, was Silver Linings Playbook which took Best Feature, Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Director (David O. Russell) and Best Screenplay (Russell).
BEST ACTOR: John Hawkes – The Sessions
BEST DOCUMENTARY: The Invisible War
SPECIAL DISTINCTION: Harris Savides
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Ben Richardson – Beasts of the Southern Wild
BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE: Helen Hunt – The Sessions
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD: Middle of Nowhere
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM: Amour
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD: Starlet
FIRST SCREENPLAY: Derek Connolly - Safety Not Guaranteed
PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD: Mynette Louie – California Solo
STELLA ARTOIS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD: Peter Nicks – Waiting Room
SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD: Adam Leon – Gimme the Loot