Gotham Awards Winners List: What Does This Mean For The Oscars?

Moonrise Kingdom

The first major awards ceremony of the season, the Gotham Awards, was held last night in, of course, New York City, and while the main thrust of the ceremony is to honor indie filmmaking, the big winners could definitely impact the awards conversation for the Oscars.

Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" took the top prize for Best Feature and one big step toward becoming a contender when Oscar time rolls around. For the last few months, the film starring Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, and Edward Norton has been just outside the race for a Best Picture nomination, but all that could change in the next coming weeks, depending on how the Gotham win is perceived.

Check out a complete winners list after the jump!

Best Feature


The Loneliest Planet

The Master

Middle of Nowhere

*Moonrise Kingdom*

Best Ensemble Performance


Moonrise Kingdom

Safety Not Guaranteed

Silver Linings Playbook

*Your Sister's Sister*

Best Breakthrough Actor/Actress

Mike Birbiglia - Sleepwalk With Me

*Emayatzy Corinealdi - Middle of Nowhere*

Thure Lindhart - Keep The Lights On

Melanie Lynskey - Hello, I Must Be Going

Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Best Breakthrough Director

Zal Batmanglij - Sound Of My Voice

Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky - Francine

Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin - Now, Forager

Antonio Mendez Esparza - Aqui y Alla

*Benh Zeitlin - Beasts of the Southern Wild*

Best Documentary


*How To Survive A Plague*

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

Room 237

The Waiting Room

Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You


*An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty*

Red Flag

Sun Don't Shine

Tiger Tail In Blue

Audience Award


Beasts Of The Southern Wild


Once In A Lullaby: PS-22 Chorus Story

The Invisible War

Tribute Awards

Marion Cotillard

Matt Damon

David O Russell

Jeff Skoll

Bingham Ray Award

"Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

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Stacie Passon

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