Silver Linings Playbook won four awards at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on 24 February 2013. The movie won best film, best screenplay, best director for David O Russell and best actress for Jennifer Lawrence at the film awards. The awards were presented by Daniel Radcliffe, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Renner.
John Hawkes got best actor award for portraying the late disabled journalist in The Sessions. Hawkes hoped that the movie would help change perceptions of disability. Other major highlights of the award function are as following:-
• Best foreign film went to Oscar favourite Amour, directed by Michael Haneke.
• Best documentary award was won by The Invisible War, which addresses rape and sexual abuse in the US military.
• The best first feature prize went to Perks of Being a Wallflower, which stars Emma Watson.