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Film Independent gave out its Spirit Awards for the 27th time on Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica, Calif. While the telecast of the ceremony -- hosted by a ribald Seth Rogen -- won't happen until 10 p.m. EST on IFC (tape delaying an awards ceremony in the age of Twitter = SMART!), Moviefone is happy to pass along the winners. As you may have guessed, "The Artist" found a way to dominate, with Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Shailene Woodley and "Margin Call" taking home hardware as well. Check out the full list of Spirit Award honorees below.

BEST FEATURE: "The Artist" BEST DIRECTOR: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist" BEST MALE LEAD: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist" BEST FEMALE LEAD: Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn" BEST SUPPORTING MALE: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners" BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE: Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants" BEST FIRST FEATURE: "Margin Call" JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Feature Under $500,000): "Pariah" BEST SCREENPLAY: "The Descendants" BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY: "50/50" BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: "The Artist" BEST DOCUMENTARY: "The Interrupters" BEST FOREIGN FILM: "A Separation" ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD: "Margin Call"

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