“Into The Wild” takes top Gotham Award

By taking the best feature of the year trophy at tonight’s 17th annual Gotham Awards ceremonies at Brooklyn’s Steiner Studios, Sean Penn‘s Into The Wild became the first 2007 movie to win anything significant in the year-end awards cycle.

Indiewire’s Eugene Hernandez and Peter Knegt have reported on all the managed generosity. Michael Moore‘s Sicko won the best documentary feature award, Juno‘s Ellen Page won the breakthrough actor award and Craig Zobel was named best breakthrough director for Great World of Sound. The casts of Talk To Me and Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead tied for the best ensemble cast award.

10 thoughts on ““Into The Wild” takes top Gotham Award

  1. LYT on said:

    After starring in Hard Candy and playing a major character in X-Men 3…Ellen Page gets a “breakthrough” award for “Juno”?

    That’s like when Green Day were up for the Grammy for Best New Artist after two albums

  2. “Into the Wild” may yet make its way into the Best Picture lineup, especially with “Charlie Wilson’s War” apparently vacating the spot most had reserved for it, but there is absolutely no chance that Emile Hirsch gets nominated for Best Actor. Working “the scene” is not a talent he possesses. Seeing him at a SAG Q & A, he came across as a snotty teenager forced to sit down to dinner with his relatives. He breezed in and out without so much as smiling at anyone in attendance, and didn’t acknowledge or thank the moderator at the conclusion of the Q & A. On top of that, his speech and mannerisms resembled Jeff Spicoli doing an impression of Jack Nicholson.

  3. Is it so much trouble to ask that (a) people talk about movies they’ve actually seen, and (b) people comment based on the actual subject of a thread?

  4. i’m willing to bet that ‘into the wild’ is going to bag several nominations (not the least of which ‘best picture’)…..i’ve watched it a couple of times now and it’s just got some really great stuff going on (regardless of how much you can’t stand the mc candless character)… as far as hirsch not getting nominated because he doesn’t ‘work the scene’: he’s charmed the socks off press covering the film….. and an awful lot of actors have covered an awful lot of ground by not ‘working the scene’……

  5. ITW and Juno look prescient to have ‘gone out’ early (read: Telluride). Both I believe are deserving of the attention and I am pleased that both are lucky and or good enough to still be in the hunt for nominations. Penn has skills.

  6. It will be a fucking crime if Emile Hirsch isn’t nominated for Best Actor. He was fucking outstanding in the film. A dominating presence in an epic film filled with terrific characters (and actors) at every turn. The film was held on his shoulders. Easily one of the best performances of the year. His lack of desire to kiss people’s asses should be commended, not condemned. The film, overall, was a masterpiece as well, so I for one would be overjoyed for picture and director nominations.

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