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THE HURT LOCKER TAKES HOME TOP PRIZE AT GOTHAMS

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in Filmmaking
on Dec 1, 2009

Kathryn Bigelow‘s The Hurt Locker won Best Ensemble Performance and Best Feature at IFP’s Gotham Independent Film Awards, which was held last night in downtown Manhattan at Cipriani Wall Street.

Bigelow was also given one of the evening’s Tribute awards. Also receiving Tributes were Natalie Portman, Stanley Tucci and Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

Other winners include Ry Russo-Young‘s You Wont Miss Me, which received the Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You Award (which is chosen by Filmmaker Magazine); Robert Siegel, director of Big Fan, won Breakthrough Director and Robert Kenner‘s Food, Inc. won Best Documentary.

The full list of winners are below:

Best Feature

THE HURT LOCKER
Directed and produced by Kathryn Bigelow; Written and produced by Mark
Boal; Produced by Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro

Best Documentary

FOOD, INC.
Directed and produced by Robert Kenner; Produced by Elise Pearlstein

Breakthrough Director Award

ROBERT SIEGEL
Writer and director, BIG FAN

Breakthrough Actor Award

CATALINA SAAVEDRA
Actress, THE MAID

Best Ensemble Performance

Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Ralph Fiennes, Guy
Pearce, David Morse and Evangeline Lilly in THE HURT LOCKER
Casting director: Mark Bennett

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You

YOU WONT MISS ME, Ry Russo-Young, director, producer and co-writer

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