The Artist wins Independent Spirit awards

On the eve of the Oscars, The Artist has managed to take home even more prizes. The black and white silent film won the 27th Annual Film Independent Spirit Award for best feature. Its lead actor, Jean Dujardin, also won for best male lead — Dujardin has already earned a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, and an Academy Award nomination for the role. Director Michel Hazanavicius and cinematographer Guillaume Schiffman also walked away with trophies for The Artist.

The Indie Awards, held this weekend, were hosted by Seth Rogen. Other big winners included Michelle Williams for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, Shailene Woodley for her supporting role in The Descendants and Christopher Plummer won for Beginners.

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