‘Precious’ Leads The 2010 Independent Spirit Awards Winners

The 2010 Independent Spirit Awards ceremony unfolded last night in Los Angeles. With the Academy Awards closer to “hours” than “days” away, the stars came out while fans of film watched for any hint of what is to come on Sunday night during what is the biggest awards show of the season. After the MTV Movie Awards, of course.

For all of the back and forth opinions between “Avatar” and indie darling “The Hurt Locker” for the Oscars’ top categories, last night’s Indie Spirits were dominated by something completely different: Lee Daniels’ Sundance hit, “Precious.” Head over to MTV.com for Larry Carroll’s by-the-numbers breakdown of the night or just hit the jump right here for the full list of winners.

Best Feature

Best Director
Lee Daniels for “Precious”

Best Screenplay
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber for “(500) Days of Summer”

Best First Feature
“Crazy Heart”

Best First Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher for “Precious”

Best Female Lead
Gabourey Sidibe for “Precious”

Best Male Lead
Jeff Bridges for “Crazy Heart”

Best Supporting Female
Mo’Nique for “Precious”

Best Supporting Male
Woody Harrelson for “The Messenger”

Best Cinematography
Roger Deakins for “A Serious Man”

Best Documentary
“Anvil! The Story of Anvil”

Best Foreign Film
“An Education”

Acura Someone to Watch Award
Kyle Patrick Alvarez for “Easier With Practice”

Truer Than Fiction Award
Bill Ross and Turner Ross for “45365”

Piaget Producers Award
Karen Chien for “The Exploding Girl” and “Santa Mesa”

Robert Altman Award
“A Serious Man”

John Cassavetes Award