Here are the complete list of 2010 winners:
The Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Dramatic Film went to Winter’s Bone, the Debra Granik-directed drama set deep in the Ozark Mountains, where a teenage girl heads out to find her crystal meth-making father, who has gone missing. The film was acquired earlier this evening by Roadside Attractions.
The Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary was awarded to Restrepo, in which conflict journalists Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington spent a year with the men of the 173rd Airborne’s Second Platoon in the Al Qaeda stronghold of the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. The documentary was a hot ticket through the festival. Junger’s writing was the basis for The Perfect Storm. The title comes from Private First Class Juan Restrepo, who was slain, and whose comrades erected an outpost in his honor. National Geographic has broadcast rights to the docu.
The Best Director Prize for U.S. Dramatic Film went to Eric Mendelsohn for 3 Backyards, the drama that stars Edie Falco and Elias Koteas about three life-altering adventures that unfold on a seemingly ordinary day in the suburbs. The director hailed fest creator Robert Redford, saying he does what other governments do for film, and that “he can do no wrong”.
The Documentary Directing Award went to Leon Gast, for Smash His Camera, a well received documentary on paparazzi pioneer Ron Galella, who was sued by Jackie O for his invasive work, and had his jaw broken by Marlon Brando. Gast previously directed the boxing docu When We Were Kings.
The Dramatic Grand Jury Prize in world cinema went to David Michod’s Animal Kingdom.
The documentary The Oath won the Best Cinematography Award, accepted by DP Kirsten Johnson. The Laura Poitras-directed film is about two brothers in law who were associated with Al Qaeda.
The Cinematography Award for Drama went to Obselidia, directed by Diane Bell Several of those accepting awards hailed the work of Karen Schmeer, who was killed yesterday in a hit and run accident.
The U.S. Documentary Editing Award went to Penelope Falk.
The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award went to Winter’s Bone, scripted by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini.
The Audience Award for U.S. Documentary went to the Davis Guggenheim-directed Waiting for Superman.
The Audience Award for U.S. Dramatic Film went to the Josh Radnor-directed happythankyoumoreplease, a film that hasn’t yet received a domestic distribution deal, but which was well-liked by buyers and is expected sell.
The Special Jury Prize for Documentary went to the Josh Fox-directed GasLand, an expose on “fracking,” a method of extracting natural gas from the ground that is wreaking havoc on the environment.
A Special Jury Prize also was awarded Sympathy for Delicious, a film which marked the directing debut of Mark Ruffalo, who said he and his cohorts “have gotten our asses handed to us by reviewers, and yet we’re still here.” Read More »