Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell (Photo: Jeff Vespa, WireImage)
Jennifer Lawrence got to practice her walk onstage today in Santa Monica when she took Best Female Lead at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards, leading a “Silver Linings Playbook” party that also included Best Feature, Best Director and Best Screenplay, too. Writer-director David O. Russell became giggly with joy as he accepted his award for Best Director, perhaps because he’s aware that tomorrow night at the Oscars he’ll be playing to a tougher crowd.
This was Russell’s day, though, as he thanked the crowd and honored those families coping with “mood disorders and the stigma of mood disorders. This film is for you.” While JLaw will probably win again tomorrow at the Oscars, it will likely be Ben Affleck and team “Argo” getting the bulk of the honors. Neither “Argo” nor “Lincoln” -- both from major studios -- was up for today’s awards saluting independent productions. Scuttlebutt was that today “Silver Linings Playbook” was the Goliath of the awards, with the biggest budget in the field, whereas tomorrow it returns to David stature.Read More »from ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ dominates 2013 Independent Spirit Awards with four wins