You inspire him"
-Amy Adams to Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Did The Gotham Awards inspire more faith in the possibly fadingg Oscar prospects of The Master? They did not. The following films competed for Best Picture in NYC's sort-of answer to The Spirit Awards:
- The Loneliest Planet
- The Master
- Moonrise Kingdom
- Middle of Nowhere
(Yes, The Beasts of The Southern Wild was already famously snubbed here when the nominations were announced last month though it had other nominations and the team was in town for the ceremony and to beat their Oscar drum.)
Audience Award ARTIFACT. Jared Leto accepted the documentary about his band and a lawsuit.
Don't hate me because I beat that other film."
Breakthrough Director BENH ZEITLIN for Beasts of the Southern Wild
It's no time to sit around crying like a bunch of pussies. Make more movies."
Breakthrough Actor EMAYATZY CORINEALDI in Middle of Nowhere
(Beasts of the Southern Wild seemed to be having as rough a night as Gotham's Live Feed which sorely disappointed. But things turned around for it. The movie, not the live feed.)
Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
(Incidentally my favorite idea for an award category ever)
AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY by Terence Nance
Bingham Ray Prize
BENH ZEITLIN for Beasts of the Southern Wild
YOUR SISTERS SISTER
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
Michael made a For Your Consideration plea for Moonrise Kingdom in Best Picture a short time ago right here at The Film Experience. I've not been confident on its Oscar prospects mostly because the film skews so young in its narrative (Oscar isn't that enamored of childhood tales outside of the Foreign Film category) and because excessively stylized pictures tend to be a tough sell for many voters. But the Gotham win is heartening.
Are you happy with the outcomes this year? Do they inspire you?