'Black Swan' was the big winner at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The ballet drama won four awards, including the ceremony's most coveted prize, Best Feature.

The film also snagged awards for Best Director (Darren Aronofsky), Best Female Lead (Natalie Portman) and Best Cinematography (Matthew Libatique). Portman is a heavy favorite to win Best Actress headed into tomorrow night's Oscar telecast.

Meanwhile, Oscar nominee James Franco won Best Male Lead for his performance in the Danny Boyle drama '127 Hours,' in which he plays real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who was forced to amputate his own arm after it became trapped by a boulder in 2003.

Franco, who is co-hosting the Oscars with Anne Hathaway, previously won Best Supporting Male in 2009 for 'Milk.'



In the supporting categories, Dale Dickey was awarded Best Supporting Female for 'Winter's Bone,' while co-star and Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes won Best Supporting Male.

For Best Documentary, 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' triumphed over fellow Oscar nominee 'Restrepo.' And speaking of Oscar, Best Foreign Film went to, of all movies, 'The King's Speech.'


In other categories, 'Daddy Longlegs' won the John Cassevetes Award category, which is given to the best film made for under $500,000, while Best First Feature and Best Screenplay went to 'Get Low' and 'The Kids Are All Right,' respectively.

Lena Dunham
won Best First Screenplay, for her criticially acclaimed film 'Tiny Furniture.'

As previously announced, 'Please Give' was named the recipient of this year's Robert Altman Award. The prize goes to the film's director (Nicole Holofcener), casting director (Jeanne McCarthy) and ensemble cast.

The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards telecast airs tonight at 10PM ET / PT on IFC. Funnyman Joel McHale hosts.

WINNERS LIST
Best Feature: 'Black Swan'
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, 'Black Swan'
Best Male Lead: James Franco, '127 Hours'
Best Female Lead: Natalie Portman, 'Black Swan'
Best Supporting Male: John Hawkes, 'Winter's Bone'
Best Supporting Female: Dale Dickey, 'Winter's Bone'
Best Screenplay: 'The Kids Are All Right'
Best Documentary: 'Exit Through the Gift Shop'
Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, 'Black Swan'
Best Foreign Film: 'The King's Speech'
Best First Feature: 'Get Low'
Best First Screenplay: Lena Dunham, 'Tiny Furniture'
John Cassavetes Award: 'Daddy Longlegs'
Robert Altman Award: 'Please Give'


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