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‘Silver Linings Playbook’, ‘Twilight’ and ‘Amour’ – the winning films of the weekend

The films won the Cesar 2013, Golden Raspberry and Independent Spirit Gala Awards.

Three major film awards galas were held over the weekend, with “Silver Linings Playbook”, “Twilight” and “Amour” being awarded prizes, Mediafax informs.The comedy “Silver Linings Playbook” won four awards, including one for best feature film, Saturday evening at the Independent Spirit Awards, awarding prizes to filmmakers who don’t work for major Hollywood studios. The 28th Independent Spirit Awards was held in a tent on the Santa Monica beach (California), as usual. A nominee in five categories, “Silver Linings Playbook” won trophies for best script  (David O. Russell), best female lead part (Jennifer Lawrence) and best director (David O. Russell). Lawrence and Russell are also nominated for the Oscars, to be handed down in  Los Angeles, Sunday evening, and where “Silver Linings Playbook” is a contender for “best motion picture”. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”, the last feature of the “Twilight” vampire franchise, was awarded seven Golden Raspberry Awards, which ‘rewards’ the worst films and acting performances, according to the official website of the event. Nominated to 11 award categories, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2; got the Golden Raspberry award for worst female lead part (Kristen Stewart, who was awarded in the same category for her role in “Snow White and the Huntsman”), worst actor in a supporting role (Taylor Lautner), worst cast, worst director (Bill Condon), worst remake/ worst sequel and worst couple on the big screen (Mackenzie Foy and Taylor Lautner).However, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking dawn – part 2” fared impressively at the box office, with ticket sales worth USD 829m worldwide. Theatre du Chetelet in Paris hosted the 38th Cesar Gala on Friday evening – the French equivalent of the Oscars, honoring the best films and the best actors and actresses of the year. “Amour”, a feature film directed by Michael Haneke, which also got the Palme d’Or Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, was the evening’s great winner, with trophies won in the main categories, including best film, according to the official website of the event.

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