“Winter’s Bone” wins Big at the Gothams
Last night, the ceremony for the 2oth Annual Gotham Awards was held. Debra Granik’s “Winter’s Bone” took home the festival’s highest honors, winning both Best Feature and Best Ensemble Cast. The film beat out bigger Oscar hopefuls, “Black Swan” and “The Kids Are All Right,” as well as “Blue Valentine” and “Let Me In.”
I am a big fan of this news. “Winter’s Bone” is a fantastic little independent film that is currently one of my favorites on the year and needs all the help it can get to make it to Oscar’s shortlist (as I am currently predicting that it will). I love the fact that the film is maintaining its summer buzz, for both the film and it’s performers. Newcomer Jennifer Lawrence is absolutely astounding and John Hawkes gives the best performance of a much underrated career. Hopefully this will boost them both.
Winter’s bone joins a list of previous winners such as:
2009: “The Hurt Locker”
2008: “Frozen River”
2007: “Into the Wild”
2006: “Half Nelson”
Not bad company. Good luck to the film. Stay tuned later today. The nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards, the most prestigious independent film awards in the country, will be announced soon.