'Silver Linings Playbook' leads Spirit Awards with four prizes

The oddball romance “Silver Linings Playbook” has been named best picture at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film, Hollywood’s last pre-game show before the Academy Awards. 

“Silver Linings Playbook” led the show Saturday with four prizes, including best actress for Jennifer Lawrence and director and screenplay for David O. Russell.

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Lawrence is the best-actress favorite at Sunday’s Oscars for “Silver Linings,” in which she plays a young widow in a new relationship with a man fresh from a mental hospital.

“The Sessions” earned two acting prizes, for lead actor 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. 

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The best supporting actor award went to Matthew McConaughey as a flamboyant stripper in “Magic Mike.”

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