GOTHAM AWARD WINNERS

The Gotham Award winners were announced last night. This is the first of many movie awards to come in the next few month. There were plenty of surprises which furthermore confirms a crazy award season ahead.

For the first time in Gotham Award History there was a tie for Best Feature between THE TREE OF LIFE AND BEGINNERS. BEGINNERS had a little bit of Oscar buzz, but it’s win for Best Feature and Best Ensemble (over the Descendants?) gives it more legs.

I thought for sure Elizabeth Olsen would win Breakthrough Actor. Felicity Jones is a surprise considering the mixed reviews from LIKE CRAZY.

Best Documentary was not THE INTERRUPTERS and not in the running for a Best Doc. Oscar. This is a surprise to many. 

Last years winner for Best Feature was WINTER’S BONE which went on to be nominated for Best Picture.

Here is a list of the winners:

BEST FEATURE
**The Tree of Life
**Beginners
The Descendants
Meek’s Cutoff
Take Shelter

BEST ENSEMBLE
**Beginners
The Descendants
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Margin Call
Take Shelter

BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR
**Felicity Jones (Like Crazy)
Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
Harmony Santana (Gun Hill Road)
Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)
Jacob Wysocki (Terri)

BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR
Mike Cahill (Another Earth)
Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
Vera Farmiga (Higher Ground)
Evan Glodell (Bellflower)
**Dee Rees (Pariah)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Bill Cunningham New York
 *Better This World
 Hell and Back Again
 The Interrupters
 The Woodmans

BEST FILM NOT PLAYING AT A THEATER NEAR YOU
 Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
 Green
 The Redemption of General Butt Naked
 *Scenes of a Crime
 Without

Later today the Independent Spirit Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle announce their nominations.

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