2012 Independent Spirit Award Winnersby Tommy_Swanhaus | created - 27 Feb 2012 | updated - 27 Feb 2012 | Public
The FreeStyle Life compiles the list of winning films at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards.
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1. 50/50 (2011)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Votes: 292,079 | Gross: $35.01M
2. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
Votes: 209,202 | Gross: $44.67M
The Artist The Artist won big at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards, winning Best Picture, Director, Male Lead, and Cinematography.
3. Beginners (2010)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Votes: 81,110 | Gross: $5.79M
4. The Descendants (2011)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.
Votes: 217,630 | Gross: $82.58M
The Descendants Alexander Payne's The Descendants took the award for Best Screenplay.
5. Margin Call (2011)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
Votes: 102,315 | Gross: $5.35M
6. My Week with Marilyn (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 77,107 | Gross: $14.60M
My Week with Marilyn Michelle Williams won Best Female Lead for her spot on portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn.
7. Pariah (I) (2011)
R | 86 min | Drama
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Votes: 5,056 | Gross: $0.76M
Pariah Pariah won the John Cassavetes Award, an honor bestowed upon the best film with a production budget of less than $500,000.
8. A Separation (2011)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Mystery
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Votes: 181,912 | Gross: $7.10M
A Separation The foreign language favorite during of 2012, Iran's A Separation continued its Award Season dominance winning Best International Film.
9. Take Shelter (2011)
R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Votes: 79,174 | Gross: $1.73M
10. Without (I) (2011)
88 min | Drama
On a remote wooded island, a young woman becomes caretaker to an old man in a vegetative state. Her isolated routine devolves into a struggle with sexuality, guilt and loss.
Without's Marc Jackson took the Someone to Watch Award, an award which recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.
11. Where Soldiers Come From (2011)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
A documentary that chronicles four years in the lives of childhood friends as they enter a faraway war.
Director: Heather Courtney
Votes: 211 | Gross: $0.04M
Presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition, the Truer Than Fiction Award went to Heather Courtney for her work on the war doc Where Soldiers Come From.