Oscars Watch: 21st IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards

One of the first awards ceremonies of the season, “Beginners” and “The Tree of Life” took home the big independent awards. Felicity Jones takes home a much deserved breakthrough award and Dee Rees wins the directing award for “Pariah”.

Best Feature

  • Beginners(tie)
  • The Tree of Life(tie)

The Descendants
Meek’s Cutoff
Take Shelter

Best Ensemble Performance

  • Beginners

The Descendants
Margin Call
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Take Shelter

Best Breakthrough Actor/Actress

  • Felicity Jones – Like Crazy

Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene
Harmony Santana – Gun Hill Road
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants
Jacob Wysocki – Terri

Best Breakthrough Director

  • Dee Rees – Pariah

Mike Cahill – Another Earth
Sean Durkin – Martha Marcy May Marlene
Vera Farmiga – Higher Ground
Evan Glodell – Bellflower

Best Documentary

  • Better This World

Bill Cunningham New York
Hell and Back Again
The Interrupters
The Woodmans

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You

  • Scenes of a Crime

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
The Redemption of General Butt Naked

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