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:
**The Tree of Life
Martha Marcy May Marlene
**Felicity Jones (Like Crazy)
Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
Harmony Santana (Gun Hill Road)
Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)
Jacob Wysocki (Terri)
Mike Cahill (Another Earth)
Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene)
Vera Farmiga (Higher Ground)
Evan Glodell (Bellflower)
**Dee Rees (Pariah)
Bill Cunningham New York
*Better This World
Hell and Back Again
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The Redemption of General Butt Naked
*Scenes of a Crime
Later today the Independent Spirit Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle announce their nominations.