February 22, 2009 / 12:22 AM / 9 years ago

The Wrestler wins big at Spirit Awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Following is a list of winners of the Spirit Awards, the art house world’s equivalent of the Oscars, which were handed out during a ceremony at Santa Monica beach on Saturday.

<p>Actor Mickey Rourke arrives at the 24th annual Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

BEST FEATURE - “The Wrestler”

BEST DIRECTOR - Tom McCarthy, “The Visitor”

BEST MALE LEAD - Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”

BEST FEMALE LEAD - Melissa Leo, “Frozen River”

BEST SUPPORTING MALE - James Franco, “Milk”

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE - Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

BEST FIRST FEATURE - “Synecdoche, New York”

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY - Dustin Lance Black, “Milk”

BEST SCREENPLAY - Woody Allen, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Maryse Alberti, “The Wrestler”

BEST DOCUMENTARY - “Man on Wire”

BEST FOREIGN FILM - “The Class” (France)

Editing by Peter Cooney.

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