AWARDS: Gotham Awards 2008 are announced

The 2008 Gotham Awards were handed out by IFP on December 2, 2008.

2008 Gotham Awards Winners

Best Feature

Frozen River
Courtney Hunt, director; Heather Rae, Chip Hourihan, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Documentary

Trouble the Water
Tia Lessin & Carl Deal, producers/directors (Zeitgeist Films)

 Best Ensemble Performance (tie)

 Synecdoche, New York

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Emily Watson, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis, Tom Noonan (Sony Pictures Classics)


Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz (The Weinstein Company)

Breakthrough Director

Lance Hammer for Ballast (Alluvial Film Company)

Breakthrough Actor

Melissa Leo in Frozen River (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You

Sita Sings the Blues

Nina Paley, producer/director