Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"Into the Wild" Takes Home Top Gotham Award

From Variety:
"Into the Wild" won best feature honors Tuesday at the 17th Gotham Awards. The Gothams, given by the Independent Feature Project, go to winners in six categories. Small juries decide each winner.

"Sicko" took home the docu prize.

Ensemble cast award was shared by "Talk to Me" and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead."
This is great news - the best possible outcome in all categories. It's the first awards of the year and the horse I am backing took top prize. Just give me a second here...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!! *jumps up and down and does a little dance*

Okay I feel better now. Into the Wild is the year's most deeply felt and soul-searing film...I hope this bodes well for its future awards chances (i.e. Oscars...but right now it's still a dark horse). The last three recipients of this award were Half Nelson, Capote, and Sideways, with the latter two recieving Best Picture nominations at the Academy Awards.

There's still a couple of major contenders I haven't seen yet (most notably Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood) but right now I'm supporting Into the Wild all the way.

Congratulations to Sean Penn and all involved in making this incredible film.

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