The Gotham Awards: Who Should Win??

Posted by Eugene Hernandez on 11.28.2011

Some of the most celebrated movies of 2011 are vying for the Gotham Independent Film Awards tonight in New York City. Who are your picks for tonight's prizes? 

The ceremony, at Cipriani Wall Street tonight, will be hosted by Oliver Platt and Edie Falco. 

Best Feature
Beginners, directed by Mike Mills
The Descendants, directed by Alexander Payne
Meek's Cutoff, directed by Kelly Reichardt
Take Shelter, directed by Jeff Nichols
The Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick

Best Documentary
Better This World, directed by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega
Bill Cunningham New York, directed by Richard Press
Hell and Back Again, directed by Danfung Dennis
The Interrupters, directed by Steve James
The Woodmans, directed by C. Scott Willis

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, directed by Madeleine Olnek
Green, directed by Sophia Takal
The Redemption of General Butt Naked, directed by Eric Strauss & Daniele Anastasion
Scenes of a Crime, directed by Blue Hadaegh & Grover Babcock
Without, directed by Mark Jackson

Breakthrough Director
Mike Cahill, Another Earth
Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Vera Farmiga, Higher Ground
Evan Glodell, Bellflower
Dee Rees, Pariah

Breakthrough Actor
Felicity Jones, Like Crazy
Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
Harmony Santana, Gun Hill Road
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Jacob Wysocki, Terri

Best Ensemble Performance
Beginners: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller, Keegan Boos
The Descendants: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Nick Krause, Amara Miller, Mary Birdsong, Rob Huebel
Margin Call: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, Aasif Mandvi
Martha Marcy May Marlene: Elizabeth Olsen, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, Hugh Dancy, Maria Dizzia, Julia Garner, John Hawkes, Louisa Krause, Sarah Paulson
Take Shelter: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Tova Stewart, Shea Whigham, Katy Mixon, Kathy Baker, Ray McKinnon, Lisagay Hamilton, Robert Longstreet

Audience Award
Belng Elmo: A Puppeteers Journey, directed by Constance Marks
Buck, directed by Cindy Meehl
The First Grader, directed by Justin Chadwick
Girlfriend, directed by Justin Lerner
Wild Horse, Wild Ride, directed by Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus

Euphoria Calvin Klein Live The Dream Grant
Jenny Deller
Lucy Mulloy
Rola Nashef

Gotham Tributes
David Cronenberg
Gary Oldman
Tom Rothman
Charlize Theron

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