2011 Gotham Award Winners!

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Malick and Mills 1, everyone else 0...

Are we underway now?  If so, we start the 2011 Oscar season with a TIE?!?!?!

Yep.  A tie.  Between two films that could not be more diametrically opposed to one another.  Mike Mills’ Beginners and Terrence Malick’s The Tree Of Life each get a tally mark for winning a Best Feature/Best Picture prize.

The Gotham Awards may have a minimal impact on the Academy Awards, but with apologies to the New York Film Critics Circle, they are still first!

Winners after the cut and stay with Awards Circuit all season long for breaking news, analysis, predictions, and everything else you could possibly need for this and every awards season!

THE 2011 GOTHAM AWARDS
Held in New York City, New York
Hosts:  Edie Falco and Oliver Platt
Broadcast:  Via UStream

Mike Mills' "Beginners" won two big prizes...

BEST FEATURE
Beginners (dir. Mike Mills) / The Tree Of Life (dir. Terrence Malick)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Better This World (dir. Kelly Duane and Katie Galloway)

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Beginners

BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR
Dee Rees – Pariah

BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR
Felicity Jones – Like Crazy

BEST FILM NOT PLAYING AT A THEATER NEAR YOU
Scenes of a Crime (dir. Blue Hadeagh & Grover Babcock)

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Girlfriend (dir. Justin Lerner)

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