27th Independent Spirit Awards

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27th Independent Spirit Awards
Awarded forBest in independent film
DateFebruary 25, 2012
SiteSanta Monica Pier
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Hosted bySeth Rogen
Best FeatureThe Artist
Most awardsThe Artist (4)
Most nominationsThe Artist (5)

The 27th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best independent films of 2011, were presented on February 25, 2012.[1][2][3] The nominations were announced on November 29, 2011.[4][5][6] The ceremony was hosted by Seth Rogen.[7]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Michel Hazanavicius, Best Director winner
Jean Dujardin, Best Male Lead winner
Michelle Williams, Best Female Lead winner
Christopher Plummer, Best Supporting Male winner
Shailene Woodley, Best Supporting Female winner
Best Feature Best Director
The Artist Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist
Best Male Lead Best Female Lead
Jean DujardinThe Artist Michelle WilliamsMy Week with Marilyn
Best Supporting Male Best Supporting Female
Christopher PlummerBeginners Shailene WoodleyThe Descendants
Best Screenplay Best First Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim RashThe Descendants Will Reiser50/50
Best First Feature Best Documentary Feature
Margin Call The Interrupters
Best Cinematography Best International Film
Guillaume SchiffmanThe Artist A SeparationIran

Films with multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
5 The Artist
4 Beginners
The Descendants
Take Shelter
3 50/50
Martha Marcy May Marlene
2 Another Earth
Cedar Rapids
Margin Call
Midnight in Paris
Natural Selection
Films that won multiple awards
Awards Film
4 The Artist
2 The Descendants
Margin Call

Special awards[edit]

John Cassavetes Award[edit]


Truer Than Fiction Award[edit]

Where Soldiers Come From

Piaget Producers Award[edit]

Sophia LinTake Shelter

Someone to Watch Award[edit]

Mark Jackson – Without

Robert Altman Award[edit]


  1. ^ McNary, Dave (February 25, 2012). "'The Artist' dominates Spirit Awards". Variety. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  2. ^ Thompson, Anne (February 25, 2012). "Film Independent Spirit Awards: Complete List of Winners". IndieWire. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  3. ^ Kaufman, Amy; Gettell, Oliver (February 26, 2012). "'The Artist' wins best feature at Independent Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (November 29, 2011). "Spirit Award Nominees Unveiled; '50/50,' 'Beginners,' 'Drive,' 'Take Shelter,' 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Get Best Feature Noms". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  5. ^ Knegt, Peter; Greene, Steve (November 29, 2011). ""Take Shelter" and "The Artist" Lead Spirit Award Nominations". IndieWire. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  6. ^ Keegan, Rebecca (November 29, 2011). "'Take Shelter,' 'The Artist' top contenders for Spirit Awards". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  7. ^ Brooks, Brian (December 13, 2011). "Seth Rogen to Host 27th Film Independent Spirit Awards". IndieWire. Retrieved December 13, 2011.

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