(NEW YORK, NY) IFP announced today its winners in the six competitive categories at the 15th Annual Gotham Awards which will be broadcast on NYC TV (Channel 25) on December 6 at 9 pm EST.
Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin, Anna Paquin Awarded Best Ensemble Cast for The Squid and the Whale. Amy Adams and Bennett Miller Awarded "Breakthroughs". I Am A Sex Addict Awarded Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.
The winners are as follows:
CAPOTE directed by Bennett Miller, written by Dan Futterman, produced by Caroline Baron, William Vince and Michael Ohoven. (Released in the US by Sony Pictures Classics). Jury: Carter Burwell, Mira Nair, Edward R. Pressman and Fisher Stevens.
MURDERBALL directed by Henry-Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro / produced by Jeffrey Mandel and Dana Adam Shapiro. (Released in the US by THINKFilm). Jury: Mary Harron, Ellen Kuras, Michel Negroponte and Rosie Perez.
Bennett Miller for CAPOTE (Released in the US by Sony Pictures Classics). Jury: Enrique Chediak, Matthew Modine, Lydia Dean Pilcher, and George C. Wolfe
Amy Adams as "Ashley" in JUNEBUG (Released in the US by Sony Pictures Classics). Jury: L.M. Kit Carson, Morgan J. Freeman, Amanda Mackey-Johnson and Lili Taylor
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin and Anna Paquin for their performances in THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (Released in the US by Samuel Goldwyn Films/Sony Pictures Releasing International). Jury: Lee Daniels, Judy Greer, Jesse L. Martin and Christine Vachon
"BEST FILM NOT PLAYING AT A THEATER NEAR YOU"
I AM A SEX ADDICT directed by Caveh Zahedi. Jury: Winner was determined by the editors of Filmmaker Magazine.
A total of nine honors were handed out: two tributes (to Matt Dillon and to Jim Jarmusch) in addition to the Celebrate New York award to MAD HOT BALLROOM and the six competitive awards listed above. Kyra Sedgwick hosted the awards ceremony. NYC TV (Channel 25) will broadcast the show (and stream it live on the web at nyc.gov/tv) on December 6th, 8th and 10th from 9-11pm EST.
Serving as Co-Chairs of the awards ceremony were Sheila Nevins of HBO and Bob Yari of the Yari Film Group. Presenting sponsors of the 15th Annual Gotham Awards are Focus Features, The New York Times, NYC TV and Variety.
The annual Gotham Awards, presented by IFP, celebrate the authentic voices behind and in front of the camera in films made this year. By recognizing that the best films come from a place that is more firmly rooted in the grasp of filmmakers - and not made by committee - the Gotham Awards salute the innovative films and filmmakers whose passion and vision make their way onto the screen year after year.
IFP is a not-for-profit membership organization designed to foster a more sustainable infrastructure that supports independent filmmaking and ensures that the public has the opportunity to see films that more accurately reflect the full diversity of the American culture. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in NYC, IFP organizations can be found in Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Seattle and is part of an international network of organizations each supporting their own national filmmaking efforts (www.ifp.org).