Hurt Locker Wins Two, Rosie Perez Lauds 'Sick-Ass' Antichrist at 2009 Gotham Awards
The 2009 Gotham Awards swept in trophy season Monday night in New York, honoring The Hurt Locker with the evening's Best Feature and Best Ensemble Performance prizes. A smattering of other films and performances took home hardware as well, with the non-nominated Antichrist -- and one penis's command performance therein -- somehow diverting the evening's attention from the honorees. A complete list of winners and a sampling of the evening's organ chatter follows the jump.
According to reports from the event, Willem Dafoe slightly bristled at some of the more junk-centric commentary about the penis used and abused in some of Antichrist's more notorious scenes. Among them, host Kumail Nanjiani's summary of Antichrist life lessons ("If a self-disembolwing wolf [sic] looks you in the face and says 'Chaos reigns,' get the fuck out of the there. I don't care how long you have the cabin for") and presenter Rosie Perez's classification of the Lars von Trier film as a "sick-ass movie" and enticement to the film's star: "Well, hellooo, Willem Dafoe!"
Other than that it was a quiet if intriguing night, with Breakthrough Actress winner Catalina Saavedra following three previous honorees who all went on to earn Best Actress nominations on Oscar night. That's probably not the case here (after all, that fifth slot is Sandra Bullock's to lose, and don't you forget it), but many congrats to her and her fellow winners in any case:
Best Feature: The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, director; Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro, producers)
Best Documentary: Food, Inc. (Robert Kenner, director; Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein, producers)
Best Ensemble Performance: The Hurt Locker
Breakthrough Director: Robert Siegel, Big Fan
Breakthrough Actor: Catalina Saavedra, The Maid
Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You: You Won't Miss Me (Ry Russo-Young, director/producer)
· Gotham Awards '09: Minute By Minute [IndieWIRE]
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