The oddball romance Silver Linings Playbook was named best picture Saturday at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film, Hollywood’s last pre-game show before the Academy Awards.
Silver Linings Playbook led with four wins, including best actress for Jennifer Lawrence and director and screenplay for David O. Russell.
Lawrence is the best-actress favorite at tonight’s Oscars for her role as a young widow in a shaky new relationship with a man fresh from a mental hospital.
The Sessions earned two acting prizes, for John Hawkes as a man in an iron lung hoping to lose his virginity and Helen Hunt as the sexual surrogate helping him through it.
The award for best supporting actor went to Matthew McConaughey as a flamboyant stripper in Magic Mike.
In barely three years, Lawrence has risen from a relative unknown to superstar hero of The Hunger Games franchise and potential Oscar winner at just 22. Her quick ascent began with another Spirit Awards nominee, Winter’s Bone, which won the top honor at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and earned Lawrence her first Oscar nomination.
7 Razzies for last ‘Twilight’ film
The Twilight team finally has earned some love – or loathing – from Team Razzies.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 was picked Saturday as last year’s worst picture by the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that hands out prizes for Hollywood’s lousiest movies on the eve of the Oscars.
The finale to the blockbuster supernatural romance dominated the Razzies with seven awards, including worst actress for Kristen Stewart, supporting actor for Taylor Lautner, director for Bill Condon and worst screen couple for Lautner and child co-star Mackenzie Foy.
Adam Sandler was named worst actor for the raunchy comedy That’s My Boy, his second-straight win after 2011’s Jack and Jill.
Pop singer Rihanna won worst supporting actress for the action dud Battleship.