As we wait for the of 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations, which will be announced in a couple of hours, here are the winners of the 20th Gotham Independent Film Awards, which were presented last night in New York.
The Gotham Independent Awards are the first major honours in the film awards season. In addition to the competitive categories, career tribute awards were presented to performers Robert Duvall and Hilary Swank and director Darren Aronofsky.
Winter’s Bone, recipient of the accolades as Best Feature and Best Ensemble Performance, confirms its status as 2010 strongest indie contender for the awards season.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Best Feature: Winter’s Bone
Breakthrough Director: Kevin Asch for Holy Rollers
Breakthrough Actor: Ronald Bronstein in Daddy Longlegs
Best Ensemble Performance: Winter’s Bone
Best Documentary: The Oath
Best Film Not Showing at a Theater Near You: Littlerock
Festival Genius Audience Award: Waiting for Superman