The film-awards season got underway in New York City last night at The Gotham Independent Film Awards. Lots of great independent films and artists were honoured, with Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' and the Christopher Plummer film 'Beginners' splitting the prize for Best Feature.
Dee Rees won the Breakthrough Director Award for 'Pariah', her debut non-documentary feature about an African-American teenager confronting her sexuality. Dee will be in the red chair in January. In this clip, she talks about making the film:
Another honouree at the ceremony was Charlize Theron, who received a special tribute award for her work. Back in October, George hosted the debut of Charlize's latest film, 'Young Adult', at the TIFF Bell Lightbox:
Director David Cronenberg also received a tribute award. Here he is in the red chair a while back:
And finally, the winner of the Audience Award was 'Girlfriend', a film about a young man with Down syndrome who has a crush on a troubled single mother. That young man was played by Evan Sneider, who sat down with George to talk about the film earlier this year: