Crunched in between January’s Golden Globes and tomorrow’s announcement of the 2010 Oscar nominations, the Sundance Film Festival award winners have been revealed.
Hosted by David Hyde Pierce, Saturday evening saw the indie film festival handing out its coveted prizes.
Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone nabbed the Dramatic Competition honours (as well as the Waldo Scott Screenwriting Award). The film adapts Daniel Woodrell’s novel about a girl who looks after her impoverished family in the Ozark mountains. It’s set for a cinematic release over the summer.
Meanwhile, the US Documentary Competition prize went to Sebastien Junger and Tim Hetherington’s Restrepo , which followed a US platoon operating in Afghanistan for an entire year.
Close behind were Happythankyoumoreplease (below) and Waiting for Superman , both of which scooped the US Documentary Competition audience awards.
Other awards went to Mark Ruffalo for his debut Sympathy for Delicious (the Special Dramatic Jury Prize), Melbourne crime drama Animal Kingdom (World Cinema Jury Prize) and 3 Backyards (US Directing Award).
Here are the winners in full:
Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic:
Winter’s Bone , directed by Debra Granik
Grand Jury Prize, Documentary:
Restrepo , directed by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington
World Cinema Jury Prize, Dramatic:
Animal Kingdom , written and directed by David Michôd
World Cinema Jury Prize, Documentary:
The Red Chapel ( Det Røde Kapel ), directed by Mads Brügger
Dramatic Audience Award:
happythankyoumoreplease , written and directed by Josh Radnor
Documentary Audience Award:
WAITING FOR SUPERMAN , directed by Davis Guggenheim
World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award:
Contracorriente ( Undertow ), written and directed by Javier Fuentes-Leõn
World Cinema Documentary Audience Award:
Wasteland, directed by Lucy Walker
The Best of NEXT:
Homewrecker , directed by Todd Barnes and Brad Barnes
Directing Award, Dramatic:
3 Backyards , directed and written by Eric Mendelsohn
Directing Award, Documentary:
Smash His Camera , directed by Leon Gast
World Cinema Directing Award, Dramatic:
Southern District directed and written by Juan Carlos Valdivia
World Cinema Directing Award, Documentary:
Space Tourists , directed by Christian Frei
Waldo Scott Screenwriting Award:
Winter’s Bone , written by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini.
World Cinema Screenwriting Award:
Southern District , written and directed by Juan Carlos Valdivia
Documentary Editing Award:
Joan Rivers—A Piece Of Work , edited by Penelope Falk
World Cinema Documentary Editing Award:
A Film Unfinished , edited by Joëlle Alexis
Excellence in Cinematography Award, Dramatic:
Obselidia Cinematographer: Zak Mulligan
Excellence in Cinematography Award, Documentary:
The Oath Cinematographers: Kirsten Johnson and Laura Poitras
World Cinema Cinematography Award, Dramatic:
The Man Next Door ( El Hombre de al Lado ) Directors and cinematographers Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat
World Cinema Cinematography Award, Documentary:
His & Hers Cinematographers: Kate McCullough and Michael Lavelle
Special Jury Prize: Dramatic:
Sympathy for Delicious , directed by Mark Ruffalo
Special Jury Prize: Documentary:
GASLAND , directed by Josh Fox
World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Documentary
Enemies of the People , directed by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath
Surprised to see Ruffalo bag an award?