Felicity Jones backstage at the Gothams
It's been a big week for "Like Crazy" star Felicity Jones. On Monday, the British beauty beat out some fierce competition (including "Martha Marcy May Marlene"'s Elizabeth Olsen) to snag Best Breakthrough Performance. And on Thursday, the National Board of Review awarded her with their Breakthrough Performance award (she tied with "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"'s Rooney Mara).
IW chatted backstage with Jones shortly following her win at the Gothams, where she seemed genuinely surprised by her coup. We asked her how the experience of winning her first Gotham compared to her time at Sundance earier this year where she won Best Actress.
"Well I wasn't there (Sundance)!," she said. "This is the only awards ceremony which I was present, which is just awesome. I was praying that I wouldn't win because I didn't have anything prepared to say. But it's really exciting. I said something awful and disastrous and now I have to recover from the embarrassment."
Lucky for her, she has a long time to prep for her speech at the National Board of Review Awards. They take place on Jan. 10.
Below find more pictures taken at the Gothams and other photos from this week on the scene.
iPOP: Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2011
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"Beginners" Wins Big at Gothams
Mike Mills (left) and the cast of "Beginners" after winning Best Ensemble performance for the drama. The film went on to tie for Best Film with "The Tree of Life." "He doesn't act like a legend," Mills said of his star Christopher Plummer to Indiewire. "I learned a lot about storytelling through him. It's a character based on my dad. I'm so glad to have somebody so with it and with so much integrity playing him."
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Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You Winners
"Scenes of a Crime" directors Blue Hadaegh and Grover Babcock backstage at the Gothams after winning the Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You cash prize. [Photo by Brian Brooks]
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Charlize Theron and Tim Rothman Chat Backstage at Gothams
Two of the night's honorees, Charlize Theron and Tim Rothman, caught up backstage at the Gothams shortly after Theron accepted her award. [Photo by Brian Brooks]
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Felicity Jones Wins Breakout Award at Gothams
"Like Crazy" star Felicity Jones backstage at the Gothams after winning Best Breakthrough Performance. "This is the only awards ceremony which I was present, which is just awesome," she told Indiewire. "I was praying that I wouldn't win because I didn't have anything prepared to say. But it's really exciting. I said something awful and disastrous and now I have to recover from the embarrassment."
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Alec Baldwin and Gary Oldman Backstage at Gothams
Alec Baldwin and Gotham honoree Gary Oldman backstage at the Gothams shortly after Baldwin presented the "Tinker Tailor" star with the award. [Photo by Brian Brooks]
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"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" Crew Hits Up NYC
Focus Features held a glam NYC special screening of their spy thriller "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" on Wed. November 30 at Landmark Theaters' Sunshine Cinema. Above from L to R: actor Mark Strong, director Tomas Alfredson ("Let the Right One In") and actor Gary Oldman. It opens Dec. 9 in NY and LA. [Photo by Dave Allocca/Starpix]
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Friends, Fans Toast NYC Icon Marsha P. Johnson Tribute Doc
At last night's edition of Ira Sachs' and Adam Baran's monthly film series Queer/Art/Film, the IFC Center hosted the world premiere of the new doc "Pay It No Mind: Marsha P. Johnson," based around a fascinating interview conducted just days before the New York City drag performer and transgender activist met her mysterious death in 1992. The packed house was treated to a Q&A panel with (L-R) Marsha's tearful and talkative roommate, gay rights activist Randy Wicker, her theatrical collaborator Jimmy Camicia, performance artist Agosto Machado and nightlife writer Michael Musto.
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Spike Lee & Dee Rees Screen "Pariah"
"Pariah" executive producer Spike Lee and the film's writer/director Dee Rees at a New York special screening of their award-winning Focus Features movie at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on December 1st.