'Moonrise Kingdom' takes top honors at 22nd annual Gotham Awards
'Beasts of the Southern Wild' takes two prizes
NEW YORK -- The Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street were a first for me this evening. Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Jack Black, Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, David O. Russell, Marion Cotillard, all on hand to ring in the season with the first (real) awards show of the year.
There's very little I could add that Greg didn't already cover in his live-blog of the awards, New York's answer to the Independent Spirit Awards. I sat, I ate, I endured Mike Birbiglia (hey, he tried). "Moonrise Kingdom" was the big winner as "The Master" got nowhere (and looks to be going nowhere fast in the awards race unless a critics group or two speaks up fast).
I was very happy for documentary winner "How to Survive a Plague," which will be discussed at length along with other docs in the race in Friday's podcast. But the rest felt like my screener pile awards, because other winners -- "Middle of Nowhere," "Your Sister's Sister" -- and nominees -- "Safety Not Guaranteed," "Hello, I Must Be Going" -- are sitting over there on the shelf, waiting for me to see them. And I will.
These early awards do a decent enough job of that, helping voters narrow down their stacks. And Focus should be delighted that "Moonrise Kingdom" will get a glance now, as their slate is sorely in need of a thoroughbred. Maybe they'll circle the wagons on that one.
Tomorrow brings the Independent Spirit Award nominees, which will breathe wind into the sails of a number of other contenders. Who'll benefit? Perhaps "Beasts of the Southern Wild" can come on strong after being squeezed out of the Best Feature category at the Gothams. We'll see.
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"How to Survive a Plague"
Best Ensemble Performance
"Your Sister's Sister"
Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Emayatzy Corinealdi, "Middle of Nowhere"
Best Film Not Playing in a Theater Near You
"An Oversimplification of Her Beauty"
Bingham Ray Award
David O. Russell
2012-2013 OSCAR PREDICTIONS
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Screenplay
Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing
Best Makeup And Hairstyling
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Production Design
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Foreign Language Film
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