SUNDANCE AWARDS! LIVE! NOW!

SUNDANCE AWARDS! LIVE! NOW!

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Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic 
presented by Parker Posey to:
Winter’s Bone

"The film is hugely collaborative.  65 crew members...[holds up a list].  I wish I could thank them all." - director Debra Granik

 

Grand Jury Prize: Documentary 
presented by Ondi Timoner to:
Restrepo

"I got to go overseas and have an experience.  My wife had to stay home and worry.  I just want to acknowledge her all the other military families who are also worrying." - co-director Sebastian Junger

"I feel more nervous up here than in Afghanistan... I want to dedicate this to the Restrepo generation.  Those who come back from the war invisible.  This is for them."  co-director Tim Hetherington


U.S. Directing Award: Dramatic 
presented by Karyn Kusama to:

Eric Mendelsohn for 3 Backyards

"The last time I was here, on this stage, I had so much Xanax in my system that I dribbled.  Pardon me.  I have a problem with anxiety.  So this is for all the people with anxiety... I wanna dedicate this to my country.  To everyone who gets up at 4 in the morning to make a movie instead of doing something else."


U.S. Directing Award: Documentary 

presented by Morgan Spurlock to:

Leon Gast for Smash His Camera

"Must be a mistake!  I never imagined this." - Leon Gast


Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award 

presented by Russell Banks to:

Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini for Winter’s Bone

"Anne is not here.  She's doing something more important -- having a baby." - Debra Granik


U.S. Documentary Editing Award
presented by Greg Barker to:

Penelope Falk for Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

"We've never won shit, in Joan's words.  This is amazing!"- codirector Ricki Stern

 

Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Dramatic 
presented by Robert Yeoman to:

Zak Mulligan for Obselidia

"I want to thank the cast and crew.  Without you there would be nothing to photograph."

 

Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Documentary 
presented by Dayna Goldfine to:

Kirsten Johnson and Laura Poitras for The Oath

"This film wouldn't exist without a whole lot of risk taking.  Laura captured images that we're not supposed to see." - Kirsten Johnson


U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize 
presented by Jason Kliot to:
Sympathy for Delicious

"Whoah. Thanks so much.  It's been a 10 year journey with a lot of heartache and hard work.  And we got our asses handed to us by the reviewers.  But we're still here!"  - director Mark Ruffalo


U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize 
presented by Nancy Miller to:
Gasland

"Should have brought my banjo."  - director Josh Fox

 

Audience Award: U. S. Dramatic 
presented by Louis C.K. to:
Happythankyoumoreplease

"This film is about gratitude and I have so much to feel grateful for...  I want to thank Sundance for sending me a cryptic email this morning [in LA] saying 'you might want to get back here.'" - director Josh Radnor

 

Audience Award: U.S. Documentary
presented by Louis C.K. to:
WAITING FOR SUPERMAN

"This film almost killed us.  It was really difficult... And now I'm realizing there is so much more to do for education in America." - director Davis Guggenheim


World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic 
presented by Louis C.K. to:
Contracorriente


World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary 
presented by Louis C.K. to:
Waste Land

 

Best of NEXT 
presented by Joseph Gordon Levitt to:
Homewrecker


World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic 
presented by Joni Sighvatsson to:
Animal Kingdom

 

World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic 
presented by Alison Maclean to:

Juan Carlos Valdivia for Southern District


World Cinema Screenwriting Award

presented by Lisa Schwarzbaum to:

Juan Carlos Valdivia for Southern District


World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic 
presented by Alison Maclean to:
Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat for The Man Next Door

 

World Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Breakout Performance 
presented by Lisa Schwarzbaum to:

Tatiana Maslany in Grown Up Movie Star

 

World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary 

presented by Jennifer Baichwal to:

The Red Chapel, directed by Mads Brügger

 

World Cinema Documentary Editing Award 

presented by Jeffrey Brown to:

Joëlle Alexis for A Film Unfinished


World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary 

presented by Jennifer Baichwal to:

Christian Frei for Space Tourists


World Cinema Documentary Editing Award 

presented by Jeffrey Brown to:

Joëlle Alexis for A Film Unfinished

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