Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” win big at Independent Spirit Awards

Is momentum moving away from "Argo" as Oscar night arrives?

Topics: Independent Spirit Awards, 2013 Awards Season, Oscars, Jennifer Lawrence, Argo, Silver Linings Playbook,

Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook" win big at Independent Spirit AwardsActress Jennifer Lawrence accepts the best female lead award for "Silver Linings Playbook." (Credit: Reuters/David McNew)

Don’t ink “Argo” into your Oscars pool yet.

The last, late momentum could be with “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Director David O. Russell’s film cleaned up at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, the last ceremony before tonight’s Academy Awards.

It won Independent Spirit Awards for best film, director, screenplay and actress for Jennifer Lawrence.

“The last time I held one of these was 19 years ago for best screenplay and best first feature [for 'Spanking the Monkey'] and my son was 1 year old,” Russell said, accepting his award for best director. “Matthew’s here today and he gave me this movie.”

Russell’s son has bipolar disorder. In the film — up for eight Oscars — Bradley Cooper’s character wrestles with the illness.

John Hawkes won best actor for “The Sessions.” His co-star Helen Hunt took best supporting actress. Best supporting actor went to Matthew McConaughey for “Magic Mike.”

“Amour” was named best foreign film.

 

David Daley is the editor-in-chief of Salon

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