With the Oscars kicking off tomorrow night, we’re almost ready to close the book on the 2012 awards race, but before that ceremony, two major precursors recently concluded with the 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards and France’s version of the Oscars, the César Awards. The former ceremony saw a sweep for David O. Russell‘s Silver Linings Playbook, which is not necessarily a true beacon for independent film with its all-star cast, yet it picked up Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Female Lead.

In other major awards, Stephen Chbosky was awarded the Best First Feature for The Perks of Being a Wallflower (I guess no one at Film Independent saw his 1995 directorial debut The Four Corners of Nowhere), while John Hawkes secured Best Male Lead for The Sessions and Matthew McConaughey grabbed Best Supporting Male for Magic Mike. Michael Haneke also picked up Best International Film for Amour, which also won Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay at the Césars. Check out both rundowns below.

 28th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards

Best Feature
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Screenplay
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Best First Feature
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Best First Screenplay
Derek Connolly, Safety Not Guaranteed

John Cassavetes Award
Ava DuVernay, Middle of Nowhere

Best Female Lead
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Male Lead
John Hawkes, The Sessions

Best Supporting Female
Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Best Supporting Male
Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike

Best Cinematography
Ben Richardson, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Documentary
The Invisible War, Kirby Dick

Best International Film
Amour, Michael Haneke

Robert Altman Award
Starlet, Sean Baker

Piaget Producers Award
Stones in the Sun, Mynette Louie

Someone to Watch Award
Gimme the Loot, Adam Leon

Stella Artois Truer Than Fiction Award
The Waiting Room, Peter Nicks

Jameson Find Your Audience Award
Breakfast With Curtis, Laura Colella

Cesar Awards

Best Picture

Michael Haneke, Amour

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

Supporting Actress
Valérie Benguigui, What’s In A Name

Supporting Actor
Guillaume de Tonquedec, What’s In A Name

Original Screenplay
Michael Haneke, Amour

Adapted Screenplay
Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Rust & Bone

Newcomer (Female)
Izia Higelin, Mauvaise Fille

Newcomer (Male)
Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust & Bone

Original Score
Alexandre Desplat, Rust & Bone

Antoine Deflandre, Germaine Boulay, Eric Tisserand, Cloclo

Romain Winding, Farewell, My Queen

Juliette Welfling, Rust & Bone

Christian Gasc, Farewell, My Queen

Art Direction
Katia Wyszkop, Farewell, My Queen

First Film
Louise Wimmer, Cyril Mennegun

Foreign Film

Animated Film
Ernest Et Célestine, Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier

Les Invisibles, Sébastien Lifshitz

Short Film
Le Cri Du Homard, Nicolas Guiot

What got snubbed? Did any of your favorites win?

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