Winter’s Bone

Debra Granik’s ‘Winter’s Bone’ followed up a big win at the recent Stockholm International Film Festival and the winner of the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, to take the top prize of Best Film in addition to Best Ensemble Performance Award at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony in New York City.

The Gotham Independent Film Awards™ is one of the leading awards for independent film and the first major honors of the film awards season. A total of 30 films received nominations in seven competitive categories, including: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor, Best Ensemble Performance, Festival Genius Audience Award and Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You®.

In addition to the competitive awards, career tributes were given to actors Robert Duvall and Hilary Swan.

The 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Award™ Recipients:

Best Feature .
WINTER’S BONE
Directed by Debra Granik; Produced by Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin
Released by Roadside Attractions

Best Documentary
THE OATH
Directed and produced by Laura Poitras
Released by Zeitgeist Films and American Documentary/POV

Breakthrough Director Award
KEVIN ASCH
Writer and director, HOLY ROLLERS
Released by First Independent Pictures

Breakthrough Actor Award
RONALD BRONSTEIN
Actor, DADDY LONGLEGS
Released by IFC Films

Best Ensemble Performance Award
Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey, Lauren Sweetser, Garret Dillahunt, Devin Breznahan
in WINTER’S BONE
Released by Roadside Attractions

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You Award Mark Standish
LITTLEROCK
Mike Ott, director; Frederick Thornton, Laura Ragsdale, Sierra Leoni, producers

The Festival Genius Audience Award
WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN”
Davis Guggenheim, director; Leslie Chilcott and Michael Brietal, producers
The Festival Genius Audience Award was voted on line by filmgoers who love movies.

 

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