‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Wins IFP Gotham Award For Best Picture

BREAKING: The Wes Anderson-directed Moonrise Kingdom captured the Best Picture Award at the 22nd Independent Feature Project’s Gotham Awards. Tonight’s fete at Cipriani Wall Street is the first of many awards gatherings, with this one specifically dedicated to the celebration of the best of independent film. The awards were hosted by Mike Birbiglia, who was up for a Breakthrough Actor Award for Sleepwalk With Me. Hate to say it, but he seemed to sleepwalk through his opening monologue, though it’s kind of a Gotham Award tradition to see awkward openings of the show. Birbiglia did a word for word recitation of David O Russell’s fit of anger toward Lily Tomlin in the virally distributed clip caught on the set of the 2004 film I Heart Huckabees. Nobody laughed, and after The Fighter and now Silver Linings Playbook, didn’t Russell (who was among those being honored tonight for career achievement) deserve some new material?

IFP Award For Best Feature

WINNER: Moonrise Kingdom. The Wes Anderson-directed film won over the following nominees:

The Loneliest Planet
The Master
Middle Of Nowhere

IFP Best Documentary Award:

WINNER: How To Survive A Plague, the acclaimed AIDS activism docu written and directed by David France. Other nominees:

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
Room 237
The Waiting Room (more…)

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