Debra Granik's "Winter's Bone" led the 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, which were announced tonight at Cipriani Wall Street in Lower Manhattan. Though the film's star Jennifer Lawrence was snubbed in the breakthrough performance category (one of the night's biggest surprises), the film ended up winning both Best Feature and Best Ensemble performance.
In addition to the competition, this year's starry Gotham Awards, hosted by Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci, offered tributes to Darren Aronofsky, Robert Duvall, James Schamus, and Hilary Swank, and welcomed Natalie Portman, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Julianna Marguiles, Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Bill Murray and Winona Ryder among its many presenters.
indieWIRE was on the scene, and has published all the winners below, as well as offering a play-by-play from the event here.
"Winter's Bone", directed Debra Granik, produced by Alix Madigan-Yorkin
"The Oath", directed and produced by Laura Poitras
Best Ensemble Performance
"Winter's Bone", Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey, Lauren Sweetser, Garret Dillahunt, Kevin Breznahan
Kevin Asch, "Holy Rollers"
Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
"Littlerock", directed by Mike Ott, produced by Frederick Thornton, Laura Ragsdale, Sierra Leoni
Festival Genius Audience Award
"Waiting For 'Superman'", directed by Davis Guggenheim, produced by Lesley Chilcott
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