Despite giving out nominations fairly early in awards season, the ISA really loves to drag out the wait before letting us know the winners. Traditionally hosted on the night before the Oscars, they serve as one last reminder of the importance of independent films (although considering how many independently produced films are Oscar-nominated this year...). Contained within their own bubble, and without a big studio production to be found, here are this year's ISA winners:
For a refresher of the nominees, hop on over to IMDB.
Best Feature: Black Swan
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
Best Actor: James Franco - 127 Hours
- I'm starting to believe this equation: Best Actor - Colin Firth = James Franco. You never know though, maybe AMPAS will give one of its hosts a nice surprise tonight.
Best Actress: Natalie Portman - Black Swan
- Now this is a surprise, isn't it?
Best Supporting Actor: John Hawkes - Winter's Bone
- One of these days I'm going to finally figure out what was so special about this performance.
Best Supporting Actress: Dale Dickey - Winter's Bone
Best Screenplay: Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg - The Kids Are All Right
Best First Screenplay: Lisa Dunham - Tiny Furniture
Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique - Black Swan
Best First Feature: Get Low
Best Foreign Film: The King's Speech
- I did a double take when I saw this, before realizing that the word "Language" isn't part of the award's title. Although according to some, British English really is a foreign language...
Best Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop
- This needs to happen tonight at the Oscars, because something strange/funny/prank-ish will go down if Banksy actually shows up (or sends someone who pretends to be him).
John Cassavetes Award: Go Get Some Rosemary
Truer Than Fiction Award: Marwencol
Someone to Watch Award: Mike Ott for Littlerock
Producer's Award: Anish Savjani for Meek's Cutoff
Robert Altman Award: Please Give