Like Crazy, Elmo, And General Butt Naked Among The Winners At Sundance 2011 Awards

As the Sundance Film Festival winds down and everyone remembers what how hard it is to breathe so far above sea level, the 2011 the Sundance Film Festival Awards were doled out last night by co-hosts Tim Blake Nelson and John Cooper, both attired as snowflakes (Franco & Hathaway, take note!). Like Crazy, the story of young long-distance love starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, took the Grand Jury Prize as well as an acting prize for Jones, while to.get.her nabbed the Audience Award. Check out the full list of winners below! [Deadline]

The Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

How to Die in Oregon

In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. How to Die in Oregon gently enters the lives of terminally ill Oregonians to illuminate the power of death with dignity.

The Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Like Crazy

A young American guy and a young British girl meet in college and fall in love. Their love is tested when she is required to leave the country and they must face the challenges of a long-distance relationship.

The World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary

Hell and Back Again

Told through the eyes of one Marine from the start of his 2009 Afghanistan tour to his distressing return and rehabilitation in the U.S., we witness what modern "unconventional" warfare really means to the men who are fighting it. U.S.A./United Kingdom

The World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic

Happy, Happy (Sykt Lykkelig)

A perfect housewife, who just happens to be sex-starved, struggles to keep her emotions in check when an attractive family moves in next door. Norway

The Audience Award: Documentary


A story about the power of non-violence and master horse trainer Buck Brannaman, who uses principles of respect and trust to tame horses and inspire their human counterparts.

The Audience Award: Dramatic


A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

The World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary


About legendary racing driver and Brazilian hero Ayrton Senna, taking us on the ultimate journey of what it means to become the greatest when faced with the constant possibility of death. United Kingdom

The World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic


The story of Rwandans who crossed the lines of hatred during the 1994 genocide, turning mosques into places of refuge for Muslims and Christians, Hutus and Tutsis. U.S.A./Rwanda

The Best of NEXT!: Audience Award


About five girls who come together for one fateful night where anything goes. They all had secrets, but their friendship was the only thing they knew to be true.

The Directing Award: Documentary

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

An urban mystery unfurls as one man pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in city streets across the U.S. and South America.

The Directing Award: Dramatic

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

The World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary

Project Nim

Explores the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who was taught to communicate with language as he was raised and nurtured like a human child.United Kingdom

The World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic


For a man plagued by self-destructive violence and rage, a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker with a devastating secret of her own. United Kingdom

The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

Another Happy Day

About a pair of reckless siblings who are dragged into a chaotic family wedding by their overwrought mother.

The World Cinema Screenwriting Award


About an antique furniture restorer, who, aided by a young and mysterious apprentice, struggles to keep his workshop alive, while his relationship with his own estranged son, who is trying to close down the shop, begins to disintegrate. Israel

The Documentary Editing Award

If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

The Earth Liberation Front is a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's "number one domestic terrorist threat." Daniel McGowan, an ELF member, faces life in prison for arson against Oregon timber companies.

The World Cinema Documentary Editing Award

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

From 1967 to 1975, Swedish journalists chronicled the Black Power movement in America. Combining that 16mm footage, undiscovered until now, with contemporary audio interviews, this film illuminates the people and culture that fueled change and brings the movement to life anew.Sweden/U.S.A.

The Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary

The Redemption of General Butt Naked

A brutal warlord who murdered thousands during Liberia's horrific 14-year civil war renounces his violent past and reinvents himself as an Evangelist, facing those he once terrorized.

The Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic


When forced to choose between losing her best friend or destroying her family, a Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and endures heartbreak in a desperate search for sexual expression.

The World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary

Hell and Back Again

Told through the eyes of one Marine from the start of his 2009 Afghanistan tour to his distressing return and rehabilitation in the U.S., we witness what modern "unconventional" warfare really means to the men who are fighting it. U.S.A./United Kingdom

The World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic

All Your Dead Ones

One morning, a peasant wakes to find a pile of bodies in the middle of his crops. When he goes to the authorities, he quickly realizes that the dead ones are a problem nobody wants to deal with. Colombia

Two World Cinema Special Jury Prizes: Dramatic for Breakout Performances

Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan


A World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Documentary

Position Among the Stars (Stand van de Sterren)

An expose of the effects of globalization on Indonesia's rapidly changing society as it ripples into the life of a poor Christian woman living in the slums of Jakarta with her Muslim sons and teenage granddaughter. The Netherlands

A Special Jury Prize: Documentary

BEING ELMO: A Puppeteer's Journey

An inspirational film that crosses cultures and generations

A Special Jury Prize: Dramatic

Another Earth

On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, a horrible tragedy irrevocably alters the lives of two strangers, who begin an unlikely love affair.

A Special Jury Prize: Dramatic

Felicity Jones

Like Crazy

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  • The Winchester says:

    I'm looking forward to most of these, when they're eventually released, if they're eventually released.
    Really looking forward to that Colombian one about the bodies in the field.
    Depressing sidenote: There are almost 30 comments about the Twilight girl's possible involvement in a film, whereas there's plenty of great films to discuss here.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    Does that Colombian one about the bodies in the field have sexy vampires and shirtless shape-shifters?

  • The Winchester says:

    Sadly no.
    But I hear the farmer sparkles in the sunlight.