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The Gotham Independent Film Awards

Monday, November 28th, 2011 by

The Gotham Independent Film Awards, presented by the Independent Film Project (IFP), takes place tonight and is hosts an all star line up of the great indies of 2011.  From the soulful The Descendants starring George Clooney to the loving tale of Like Crazy, Gotham’s 2011 indie awards promise to be hard fought with any winner being quite deserving.

Here is a list of the categories and nominees, also available on the award website:

Best Feature:
The Descendants
Meek’s Cutoff
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life

Best Ensemble Performance:
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:
Mike Cahill – Another Earth
Sean Durkin – Martha Marcy May Marlene
Vera Farmiga – Higher Ground
Evan Glodell – Bellflower
Dee Rees – Pariah

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:
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
The Redemption of General Butt Naked
Scenes of a Crime

Audience Award:
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
The First Grader
Wild Horse, Wild Ride

Euphoria Calvin Klein Live The Dream Grant:
Jenny Deller
Lucy Mulloy
Rola Nashef

The awards take place at Cipriani Wall Street (55 Wall Street), beginning at 7:30 PM with a cocktail reception at 6:30 PM.

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