Cesars, Spirits and Razzies: The weekend’s other awards

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Jennifer Lawrence nabbed Best Actress for “Silver Linings Playbook” at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday.
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While Hollywood waited to crown the winners at the Oscars, there were other accolades to be awarded elsewhere — some more welcome than others.

CESARS:
Friday night brought with it the Césars, France’s answer to the Academy Awards. In a switch from most of this year’s awards shows — and likely the Oscars as well — Michael Haneke’s “Amour” won best film, while Ben Affleck’s “Argo” earned best foreign film. “Amour,” a stark portrait of love and aging, earned four other trophies as well, including best director and original screenplay for Haneke, best actor for Jean-Louis Trintignant and best actress for Emmanuelle Riva, who was also nominated for an Oscar for her performance. “Rust and Bone,” a surprise shut-out at the Oscars, picked up two Césars — best adapted screenplay for Jacques Audiard and best male newcomer for Matthias Schoenaerts.

SPIRIT AWARDS:
Oscar hopeful “Silver Linings Playbook” dominated the Film Independent Spirit Awards, held Saturday afternoon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. “Silver Linings” nabbed the top prize, while David O. Russell won statues for best director and best screenplay, and Jennifer Lawrence, a favorite for the Oscar, won best actress. The film’s stiffest competition, fellow Oscar-nominee “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” earned one award, going to Ben Richardson for best cinematography. John Hawkes and Oscar nominee Helen Hunt picked up best actor and best supporting actress statues for “The Sessions,” while Matthew McConaughey won best supporting actor for “Magic Mike.” Michael Haneke accepted the award for best international film for “Amour,” and “Perks of Being a Wallflower” writer, director and author Stephen Chbosky won for best first feature.

RAZZIES:
For the 33rd year running, members of the Hollywood community with more of a sense of humor spent Oscars Eve announcing the winners of the Golden Raspberries — or Razzies — dubious awards marking the worst in cinema for the year. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2″ dominated Saturday night, earning seven awards including worst film, worst ensemble cast, worst actress for Kristen Stewart, worst supporting actor for Taylor Lautner and worst director for Oscar-winner Bill Condon. Lautner also got worst onscreen couple alongside 12-year-old Mackenzie Foy. Adam Sandler won worst actor for the second year in a row, scoring this year for “That’s My Boy,” and Rihanna’s film debut, “Battleship,” earned her a Razzie for worst supporting actress.



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