September 20, 2021

“Winter’s Bone” Wins Best Feature Film At Gotham Awards

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"Winter's Bones" picked up the award for Best Feature Film at the Gotham Awards last night

“Winter’s Bone,” directed by Debra Granik, is a tale of a young teenage girl living in the Ozark Mountains. She is searching for her meth maker father in an effort to try and keep the family together. It won best feature film Monday night at the Gotham Awards.

With a budget of just $2 million, “Winter’s Bone” also won the top award at the Sundance Film Festival back in January. In New York, it won best ensemble performance.

Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the role of the Ozark mountain girl trying to track down her father, won best actress.

HIllary Swank also received a tribute award given to her by “Conviction” director, Tony Goldwyn, who directed Swank in his film.

The best documentary trophy went to “The Oath,” which is a parallel story about Abu Jandal, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard and a free man who drives a taxi in Yemen.

“Waiting for Superman,” a documentary, won the genius audience award, which is a new award category this year.

This year was the 20th anniversary of the Gotham Film Awards and it was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The Independent Filmmaker Project is the nation’s largest and oldest organization of independent filmmakers.