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!
The Loneliest Planet
Middle of Nowhere
Best Ensemble Performance
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*
*How To Survive A Plague*
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
The Waiting Room
Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You
*An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty*
Sun Don't Shine
Tiger Tail In Blue
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Once In A Lullaby: PS-22 Chorus Story
The Invisible War
David O Russell
Bingham Ray Award
"Beasts Of The Southern Wild"
Euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight On Women Filmmakers 'Live The Dream' Grant
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