'Silver Linings Playbook' wins big at Independent Spirit Awards

By Kristin Ambrosino,

It's no shock if you've seen the amazing film Sliver Linings Playbook that it was named best picture on Saturday at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Jennifer Lawrence, who won Best Actress at Sunday night's Academy Awards, also won Best Actress for her role in Sliver Linings Playbook. While the film also won for Best Screenplay at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, the film put director David O. Russell back on the map. According to MSN.com, Russell won the Best Feature Award for the quirky romantic film and he also won the Spirit Award for Best First Feature 17 years ago for his film, Spanking the Monkey.

According to MSN.com, The Weinstein Company has been the winner two years in a row at the Spirit Awards, due to the film The Artist, which won last year.

USA Today reports that director O'Russell showed complete admiration towards his amazing cast at the Spirit Awards on Saturday for their amazing roles in Sliver Linings Playbook.

Silver Linings Playbook won just one Oscar - Best Actress for Lawrence's performance. It was nominated for eight, including Best Picture.



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