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"The Wrestler" Leads 2009 Spirit Award Winners

By Brian Brooks | Indiewire February 21, 2009 at 6:59AM

Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" led a fairly evenly split Film Independent's Spirit Awards this afternoon in Santa Monica, taking awards for best feature, best actor Mickey Rourke, and best cinematography. The film joined other multiply honored films like "Milk," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and "Frozen River." For a detailed report, check out this minute-by-minute account. Otherwise, here is the complete list of winners:
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Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" led a fairly evenly split Film Independent's Spirit Awards this afternoon in Santa Monica, taking awards for best feature, best actor Mickey Rourke, and best cinematography. The film joined other multiply honored films like "Milk," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and "Frozen River." For a detailed report, check out this minute-by-minute account. Otherwise, here is the complete list of winners:

BEST FEATURE
"The Wrestler"

BEST DIRECTOR
Tom McCarthy, "The Visitor"

BEST FIRST FEATURE
"Synecdoche, New York"

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
"In Search of a Midnight Kiss"

BEST SCREENPLAY
Woody Allen, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Dustin Lance Black, "Milk"

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"

BEST MALE LEAD
Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
James Franco, "Milk"

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Maryse Alberti, "The Wrester"

BEST DOCUMENTARY
"Man on Wire"

BEST FOREIGN FILM
"The Class

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
Charlie Kaufman (Director), Jeanne McCarthy (Casting Director), Hope Davis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton, Tom Noonan, Emily Watson, Diane Weist, Michelle Williams, Synecdoche, New York

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Heather Rae, "Frozen River"

ACURA SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Lynn Shelton, "My Effortless Brillance"

LACOSTE TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Margaret Brown, "The Order of Myths"

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