Last night at the Independent Film Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica beach, California the film community came together to celebrate the very best in independent film-making. Actor Seth Rogen hosted the ceremony and one of Rogen’s first duties as host it seems was to take a shot at Brett Ratner saying: “Without awards season we wouldn’t know what a bigot Brett Ratner was.” Obviously refferring to Ratner’s the anti-gay slur that he made last year when he said that “rehersal is for fags” when Ratner was set to produce the Academy Awards telecast and then was booted. But never fear GLAAD smelling celebrity blood in the water jumped on the occasion and now Ratner will be producing a new video series that will feature Hollywood celebrities, athletes, musicians and politicians ‘coming out of the closet’ as supporters of equality,” (As if Joe Bob Bigot in Arkansas cares what Whoopi Goldberg has to say)
Anyway I digess.
The Winners of the 2012 Independent Film Spirit Awards:
Best Supporting Male. – CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER for “The Beginners.”
Best First Screenplay – WILL REISER for “50/50.”
Best Cinematography – GUILLAUME SCHIFFMAN for “The Artist.”
Best Supporting Female – SHAILENE WOODLEY for “The Descendants.”
Best Male Lead – JEAN DUJARDIN
Best Documentary – “THE INTERRUPTERS.”
Best Screenplay – ALEXANDER PAYNE, NAT FAXON and JIM RASH for “The Descendents.”
Best International Film. – “A SEPARATION.”
Best First Feature – “MARGIN CALL.” Director J.C. Chandor is accepting the award. “I’m glad we made a good little movie,” he said.
Best Direction – MICHAEL HAZANAVICIUS for “The Artist.”
Best Female Lead – MICHELLE WILLIAMS. Could we see a repeat tomorrow at the Oscars?
Best Feature – “THE ARTIST”
If the Independent Film Spirit Awards are any indication of whats in store tomorow at the Academy Awards expect HUGE wins for the artist and the “Oh My God He’s So Old” Sympathy Award to go to Christopher Plummer