Lots of pictures from last night’s 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at The Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica!

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‘Black Swan’ dominated the Independent Spirit Awards last night. Best film, best director and best actress all went to the psychological thriller. Is that an indication of how tonight’s Oscars are going to go?

Could Natalie Portman be any cuter?

According the the NY Mag, the awards ceremony was held on the beach – and everyone absolutely FROZE.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards, held in a beachside tent Saturday during unusually cold Santa Monica weather, were dominated by wins by Black Swan. And for all the travails the nominated filmmakers might have experienced on the path here (lack of funding, last-minute casting, no trailers to protect Nicole Kidman from the paparazzi, as Rabbit Hole director John Cameron Mitchell told us), these troubles seemed overshadowed by the day’s frigid wind. When asked how it felt to win the Best Director award, Black Swan’s Darren Aronofsky said, “F’in cold.” The weather got lots of mentions during the telecast, hosted by Joel McHale, and even more attention as the shivering winners made their way to the billowy press tent. It was so cold that Natalie Portman was seen sporting not one, but two jackets over her knee-length, summer-y dress during the show. “I’m from New York, so I was expecting to come here like, ‘It’s bikini time,’” said Lena Dunham, a winner for Best First Screenplay for Tiny Furniture. “It’s not bikini time.”

See the complete list of Independent Spirit Awards winners here!

Who’s excited for tonight!? I am!!

Pictured: Michelle Trachtenberg, Vera Fermiga, Dana Delany, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Heche and John Tupper, Melissa Leo, Kate Walsh, Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts, Mia Wasikowska, Mark Ruffalo, Erica Christensen, Eva Mendes, Greta Gerwig, Amanda Peet, Keri Washington, Deigo Luna, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Rosario Dawson, Amber Tamblyn, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner.

Photos: Fame

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