Little Miss Sunshine is big at the Spirit Awards

By the time you read this, the results of the Oscars will likely have swamped all the other movie news out there, but there were other awards being handed out this weekend, with Little Miss Sunshine proving to be the big winner.

The film about a seriously dysfunctional family taking a road trip so a young girl can realise her beauty pageant dreams won Best Feature, Best Director for helmers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Ferris, Best First Screenplay for scribe Michael Arndt and a Best Supporting Actor gong for Alan Arkin.

Half Nelson was the star of the acting awards, with Ryan Gosling getting Male Lead and co-star Shareeka Epps walking away with Female Lead. And Jason Reitman had reason to celebrate, going home with Best Screenplay for Thank You For Smoking.

You can find the complete list of winners here .

Source: ( Film Independent )