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Gotham Gets It Right: Award Winners include 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'Your Sister's Sister' [UPDATED]

Thompson on Hollywood By Charles Lyons | Thompson on Hollywood November 27, 2012 at 12:15PM

On the sprawling floor of the restaurant Cipriani, on Wall Street, four lanky women wearing stilettos and Shopska hats stood smiling with trays of Russian Standard Gotham Yule, a vodka mix that included Ginger Beer and lime juice.
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Best Feature: "Moonrise Kingdom," directed by Wes Anderson

Audience Award: “Artifact,” directed by Jared Leto using the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins
 
Breakthrough Director: Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
 
Breakthrough Actor:
Emayatzy Corinealdi for “Middle of Nowhere,” directed by Ava DuVernay
 
Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You: “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty” directed by Terence Nance
 
First Annual Bingham Ray Award: “Beasts of the Southern Wild," directed by Benh Zeitlin.

The award included $10,000 and $60,000 in equipment from Panavision
 
Best Ensemble Performance: “Your Sister’s Sister” for Emily Blunt, Rosemarie Dewitt, Mark Duplass
 
Euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream’ grant: Stacie Passon, director “Concussion”

Award included $25,000 cash for an alumna of IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs
 
Best Documentary: “How to Survive a Plague,” directed by David France
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.