"Silver Linings Playbook" won the lion's share of the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday in Santa Monica.
The Spirit Awards, which honor independent films and filmmakers, will be
presented during a luncheon inside a large tent near the beach in Santa Monica.
The movie was named best independent feature, its Jennifer Lawrence won best actress, and director David O. Russell won the best screenplay and best director awards. John Hawkes of "The Session" won the best actor prize, denying "Playbook's" Bradley Cooper.
Helen Hunt won best supporting actress for her work in "Sessions." The best supporting actor Spirit Award went to Matthew McConaughey for "Magic Mike."
The Spirit awards were presented one day before the Oscars, and this is the 28th year that the independent film awards have been handed out.