Monday night saw the 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards take place to celebrate the very best in independent cinema from the past twelve months. Terrence Malick's Tree of Life and Mike Mills' Beginners shared the gong for best feature, while Dee Rees won Breakthrough Director for Pariah.
Other winners included Felicity Jones who picked up breakthrough actor for Like Crazy, Beginners for Best Ensemble Performance, Better This World from directors Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega picked up Best Documentary, the Audience Award went to Girlfriend from director Justin Lerner and the Best Film Not Playing At A Theatre Near You Award went to Scenes of a Crime from Blue Hadaegh and Grover Babcock.
The full list of winners and nominees can be found below...
Nominees:The Descendants (dir. Alexander Payne), Meek's Cutoff (dir. Kelly Reichardt), Take Shelter (dir. Jeff Nichols)
Winners:Tree of Life (dir. Terrence Malick) / Beginners (dir. Mike Mills)
Nominees: Elizabeth Olson (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Harmony Santana (Gun Hill Road), Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Jacob Wysocki (Terri)
Winner: Felicity Jones (Like Crazy)
Nominees: Mike Cahill (Another Earth), Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Vera Farmiga (Higher Ground), Evan Glodell (Bellflower)
Winner: Dee Rees (Pariah)
Best Ensemble Performance
Nominees: The Descendants, Margin Call, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Take Shelter
Nominees: Being Elmo: A Puppeteers Journey (dir. Constance Marks), Buck (dir. Cindy Meehl), The First Grader (dir. Justin Chadwick), Wild Horse, Wild Ride (dir. Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus)
Winner: Girlfriend (dir. Justin Lerner)
Nominees: Bill Cunningham New York (dir. Richard Press), Hell and Back Again (dir. Danfung Dennis), The Interrupters (dir. Steve James), The Woodmans (dir. C. Scott Willis)
Winner: Better This World (dir. Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega)
Best Film Not Playing at a Theatre Near You
Nominees: Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (dir. Madeleine Olnek), Green (dir. Sophia Takal), The Redemption of General Butt Naked (Eric Strauss and Daniele Anastasion), Without (dir. Mark Jackson)
Winner: Scenes of a Crime (dir. Blue Hadaegh and Grover Babcock)