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

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”

Euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight On Women Filmmakers ’Live The Dream’ Grant
Stacie Passon

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