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Ruffalo and Radnor Lead Sundance Awards

Jan 31, 2010 | 6:32pm EST

Actors-turned-directors were the big winners at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Saturday -- Mark Ruffalo and Josh Radnor took two of the night's big awards. 

Collateral star Ruffalo stepped behind the camera to direct and star in Sympathy for Delicious, the story of a paralyzed DJ with the power to heal others but not himself.

And his directorial debut made a big impression at Robert Redford's film festival -- earning Ruffalo a special jury prize for his efforts.

Another big winner was Happythankyoumoreplease, written and directed by How I Met Your Mother star Radnor, who also takes a lead role in the film. The movie garnered the audience award for favorite U.S. drama.

Winter's Bone, which tells the story of a 17-year-old girl living in America's Ozark Mountain range, landed the grand jury prize for best American drama as well as the screenwriting award for director Debra Granik and co-writer Anne Rosellini.

Restrepo, which follows the lives of U.S. soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, was named best U.S documentary.

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