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Black Swan dances away with top prizes at Independent Spirit Awards

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Feb 27, 2011 | 4:30am EST

Oscar favourite Natalie Portman, whose portrayal of a troubled and dedicated ballet dancer in the film has won her global acclaim, was named Best Actress, while Black Swan also picked up Best Feature, Best Director for Darren Aronofsky and Best Cinematography.

James Franco's performance in 127 Hours made him the surprise winner of the Best Actor prize, beating the seemingly unstoppable Colin Firth, who has swept the board for his role in The King's Speech throughout awards season.

Drama Winter's Bone, which led the nominations with seven nods, only managed to pick up two honours: Best Supporting Male for John Hawkes and Best Supporting Female for Dale Dickey.

The full list of winners is as follows:

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 First Feature: Get Low

Best Screenplay: Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right

Best First Screenplay: Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture

Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, Black Swan

Robert Altman Award: Please Give

Best Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Foreign Film: The King's Speech

John Cassavetes Award: Daddy Longlegs

Acura Someone to Watch Award: Mike Ott, Littlerock

Aveeno Truer Than Fiction Award: Jeff Malmberg, Marwencol

Piaget Producers Award: Anish Savjani, Meek's Cutoff.

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