'Silver Linings Playbook' Academy Awards: Will Momentum Boost At Independent Spirit Awards Matter

Award Season's penultimate show, the Independent Spirit Awards, saw Silver Linings Playbook emerge as the big winner.

The film won Best Feature while David O. Russell won Best Director and Best Screenplay. Jennifer Lawrence won Best Female Lead.

As the last award show before the Academy Awards, it was a night of big wins for Silver Linings Playbook.

Even with the last bit of positive joo-joo coming in, it's doubtful the Independent Spirit Awards wins will boost Silver Linings Playbook Oscar chances. 

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Liam is a culture writing intern at PolicyMic. His work has appeared in "Running Times" and other running publications. He is also a professional middle-distance runner for the New Jersey-New York Track Club. After graduating from Columbia University with his bachelor's degree, he earned a Master's of Professional Studies in Journalism from Georgetown University. Originally from Bath, Mich, he spends his time watching TV, reading longform journalism, and thinking about who is going to be in the NCAA basketball tournament's Final Four.

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