PHOTOS: Backstage at the Spirit Awards

(UPI) - Silver Linings Playbook scored the Best Feature prize at Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California.

The mental illness-themed family dramedy's leading lady, Jennifer Lawrence, was named Best Actress. The movie's writer-director, David O. Russell, picked up the trophies for Best Director and Best Screenplay.

John Hawkes earned the Best Actor honor for his portrayal of a poet, who is paralyzed from the neck down due to polio and hires a sex surrogate to lose his virginity, in The Sessions. Helen Hunt took home the Best Supporting Actress statuette for her performance in the role of the surrogate.

Matthew McConaughey was declared Best Supporting Actor for his depiction of an aging stripper in Magic Mike.

Beasts of the Southern Wild took the prize for Best Cinematography, while The Invisible War was declared Best Documentary and Amour was voted Best International Film.

Comic actor-writer Andy Samberg served as host of the ceremony, which honored the best in low-budget film for 2012.

Check out his hilarious monologue:

Backstage at the Spirit Awards, the stars indulged in goodie bags that included everything the stars need to get Red Carpet ready in The Official Presenter Gift Lounge backstage - and it was all for a good cause! of the Southern Wild actress, Quvenzhané Wallis stopped by, as did Jeremy Renner, Kerry Washington, Nina Dobrev, Chris Tucker, Common, Bryan Cranston, Mae Whitman and more.  

PHOTOS: Backstage at the Spirit Awards

MATTEL GAMES made donations to Film Independent on behalf of each star that visits the Gift Lounge. The donations help support Film Independent’s mission to champion the cause of independent film and support a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision.

The gift bag included Fashion Forms to avoid the wardrobe malfunction, GKhair for achieving the perfect Red Carpet 'do, Larissa Love Cosmetics for a camera-ready face and Yoplait Greek 100 for those watching their waist lines. Plus they'll be treated to the Perfect Pearl Luxury Skincare Collection for BABY and Mom - perfect for expecting parents/new parents who are presenting like Channing Tatum and Matt McConaughey!

Check out all of the goodies - some that haven't even hit stores yet - and join us in wishing we got the star treatment too!

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