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Spirit Awards: Mickey Rourke, Penelope Cruz, 'The Wrestler' win

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Penelopecruzrourke_lMickey Rourke and Penelope Cruz upped their chances for Oscar wins tomorrow night. On Saturday, both actors took home Independent Spirit Awards, honoring achievements in independent film, for their performances in The Wrestler and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, respectively. The Wrestler scored the best feature film prize. Melissa Leo, also nominated for an Oscar, won best female lead for her performance in Frozen River. James Franco took home the supporting actor prize for his performance in Milk. Woody Allen, snubbed by the Oscars this year, won Best Screenplay for Vicky Cristina Barcelona, while Dustin Lance Black, nominated for his Milk screenplay, picked up the Best First Screenplay award. Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Feature
The Wrestler, Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin

Best Director

Tom McCarthy, The Visitor

Best First Feature

Synecdoche, New York, Charlie Kaufman

Best First Screenplay

Dustin Lance Black, Milk

Best Supporting Female

Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Supporting Male

James Franco, Milk

Best Female Lead

Melissa Leo, Frozen River

Best Male Lead

Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Best Cinematography

Maryse Alberti, The Wrestler

Best Foreign Film

The Class, Laurent Cantet

Best Documentary

Man on Wire, James Marsh

More award season news from EW:

Spirit Awards: Mickey Rourke gives props to Eric Roberts

Razzies: Mike Myers and Paris Hilton ‘win’ big

Dave Karger’s Oscar predictions

Oscars 2009: Who will win (and who should)

Oscars: How the stars would improve the show

Oscars: Viola Davis on her chances

EW’s Oscars 2009 central

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