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The 26th Independent Spirit Awards announced its nominees in November 2010.[1] [2] The winners were announced on February 26, 2011.[3] [4] [5] It was hosted by Joel McHale.

26th Independent Spirit Awards
DateFebruary 26, 2011
Hosted byJoel McHale
Best FilmBlack Swan
Most awardsBlack Swan (4)
Most nominationsWinter's Bone (7)


Winners and nomineesEdit

Darren Aronofsky, Best Director winner
James Franco, Best Male Lead winner
Natalie Portman, Best Female Lead winner
John Hawkes, Best Supporting Male winner
Best Feature Best Director

Black Swan

Darren AronofskyBlack Swan
Best Male Lead Best Female Lead
James Franco127 Hours Natalie PortmanBlack Swan
Best Supporting Male Best Supporting Female
John HawkesWinter's Bone Dale DickeyWinter's Bone
Best Screenplay Best First Screenplay
The Kids Are All Right – Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko Tiny FurnitureLena Dunham
Best First Feature Best Documentary Feature
Get Low Exit Through the Gift Shop
Best Cinematography Best International Film
Black SwanMatthew Libatique The King's SpeechUK

Films with multiple nominations and awardsEdit

Films that received multiple nominations
Nominations Film
7 Winter's Bone
5 The Kids Are All Right
4 Black Swan
Rabbit Hole
3 127 Hours
Jack Goes Boating
Tiny Furniture
2 Get Low
The Last Exorcism
Life During Wartime
Mother and Child
Films that won multiple awards
Awards Film
4 Black Swan
2 Winter's Bone

Special AwardsEdit

John Cassavetes AwardEdit

Daddy Longlegs

Truer Than Fiction AwardEdit


Producers AwardEdit

Anish Savjani – Meek's Cutoff

Someone to Watch AwardEdit

Mike Ott – Littlerock

Robert Altman AwardEdit


  1. ^ "Independent Spirit Nominations: Winter's Bone, Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right Head for Oscars". indieWire. 2010-11-30. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  2. ^ "'Winter's Bone' and 'The Kids Are All Right' top the Spirit Award nominations". The Envelope. 2010-11-30. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  3. ^ "'Black Swan' sweeps Film Independent Spirit Awards". USA Today. 2011-02-26. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  4. ^ ""Black Swan" Lead Spirit Award Winners". indieWire. 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  5. ^ "'Black Swan' wins four Spirit Awards, including best feature and best actress". Los Angeles Times. 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2012-08-25.

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