Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" Tops IFP Gotham Film Awards 

The fantastic "Moonrise Kingdom" from director Wes Anderson won the big prize at the IFP Gotham Film Awards. Told like a fairy tale, the story of young love won the Best Feature award.


Wes Anderson interview for "Moonrise Kingdom"
"Moonrise Kingdom" interview with child actors Jared Gilman (Sam) and Kara Hayward (Suzy)
Bob Balaban talks about "Moonrise Kingdom"

The Gotham Film Awards is the first award-giving body leading up to the Oscars. Will "Moonrise Kingdom" go all the way to the top of the awards season heap? Stay tuned.

For now, here's the complete list of winners of the 2012 IFP Gotham Film Awards:

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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