AWARDS NEWS: “Hurt Locker” tops Gotham/IFP awards
"The Hurt Locker" emerged as the big winner at Monday's Gotham Independent Film Awards at New York's Cipriani Wall Street. It wasn't a clean sweep as many predicted but it picked up prizes for feature — the night's top prize — as well as for ensemble cast.
Feature prize went to producer-helmer Kathryn Bigelow, producer-scribe Mark Boal, and producers Nicolas Chartier and Greg Shapiro, with the cast trophy went to Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, David Morse and Evangeline Lilly.
"Locker" missed out on its third nomination, the breakthrough actor award, which went to Catalina Saavedra for Chilean-set "The Maid." Renner was also nominated in the category.
Robert Kenner's "Food, Inc.,"took the documentary prize.
The breakthrough director went to Robert Siegel for his debut film, "Big Fan." Siegel also penned 2008's "The Wrestler."
Ry Russo-Young's "You Won't Miss Me" took the Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You award, which comes with a $5,000 cash prize.
The show was streamed live via Ustream.com