"" won big at this year's Independent Spirit Awards which was held in a luncheon event in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif. The romantic comedy-drama movie grabbed a total of four gongs including top honor, Best Feature, beating strong contender "".
"This is unexpected. 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' is a fantastic film and I truly thought it was going to win, but this is a great surprise," said producer Donna Gigliotti when accepting the award. "We were sure we weren't going to win today and we're sure we're not going to win tomorrow," added fellow producer Bruce Cohen.