Gotham Indie Awards: Which films will emerge triumphant? – AWARDS ALLEY
By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Awards Alley is gearing up for an abnormally busy week.
Several groups will begin handing out their year-end distinctions (even though we still have a month to go before 2011 wraps), while two or three of the last remaining unknown films (from David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” to Angeline Jolie’s “In the Land of Blood and Honey”) reportedly will begin screening for long-lede consideration.
Up first will be Monday evening’s Gotham Independent Film Awards, which will be choosing its Best Feature from a pool that includes “Beginners,” “The Descendants,” “Meek’s Cutoff,” “Take Shelter” and “The Tree of Life.”
Before the Gotham’s can announce their picks. I figured I’d go out on a limb and guess which films the membership might go with Monday evening. Here are the 2011 nominees. My selections have been bolded.
The Tree of Life
Best Ensemble Performance
Martha Marcy May Marlene
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
Better This World
Bill Cunningham New York
Hell and Back Again
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
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