Photo Coverage: Red Carpet Arrivals at the 2011 Spirit Awards
The Independent Spirit Awards were held on Saturday in Santa Monica, California, where stage vet Natalie Portman won the title of Best Actress for her work in "BLACK SWAN." The film was also named Best Picture and earned an award for best director, Darren Aronofksy.
James Franco won the Best Actor award for "127 Hours." The actor is believed to be coming to Broadway next season in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" along with Nicole Kidman.
Dale Dickey and John Hawkes were named Best Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor for "Winter's Bone."
Other films that were honored included "The King's Speech," "The Kids Are All Right," "Exit Through the Gift Shop"," Get Low" and "Tiny Furniture."
Natalie Portman played Anne Frank in the Broadway production of "The Diary of Anne Frank." She also starred in a 2001 production of THE SEAGULL.
Dale Dickey was an ensemble member in the 1989 Broadway Revival of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.
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Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber