SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Matthew McConaughey has won the supporting-actor
prize at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film for his role as a
flamboyant stripper in the hit flick "Magic Mike."
McConaughey joked at Saturday's ceremony that he "had to take (his) pants off
to win a trophy."
Austrian writer-director Michael Haneke's old-age love story "Amour" won for
best international film. The 70-year-old Haneke quipped that he felt he was the
oldest man in a room filled with young filmmakers.
Among other early winners were the teen drama "The Perks of Being a
Wallflower" as best first film, from director Stephen Chbosky, who adapted the
picture from his novel.
Derek Connolly also won for first screenplay for "Safety Not Guaranteed," a
romantic comedy with a time-travel spin.