Surrogate Sundance Awards

As of 8:42 pm this evening, the 2012 Sundance Film Festival had given two awards to Ben Lewin‘s much-praised The Surrrogate — the Dramatic Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Acting (a tip of the hat for costars John Hawkes and Helen Hunt). The film was acquired for distribution during the festival by Fox Searchlight.

11 thoughts on “Surrogate Sundance Awards

  1. Hallick on said:

    How on Earth can there have been 26 awards given out to feature-length movies at Sundance tonight? It’s the festival equivalent of giving every eight year old on the soccer team their own individual trophy at the pizza parlor on the last day of the season:

    Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

    Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

    World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary

    World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic

    Audience Award: U.S. Documentary

    Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic

    World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary

    World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic

    Best of NEXT Audience Award

    U.S. Directing Award: Documentary

    U.S. Directing Award: Dramatic

    World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary

    World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic

    Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

    World Cinema Screenwriting Award

    U.S. Documentary Editing Award

    World Cinema Documentary Editing Award

    Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Dramatic

    World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary

    World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic

    U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for an Agent of Change

    U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance

    U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Independent Film Producing

    U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting

    World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Artistic Vision

    World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize for Its Celebration of the Artistic Spirit

    Some of these awards bend over so far backwards to be so flipping long-winded that the engraver’s going to have a hell of a time just trying to fit the winner’s name anywhere on the plaque. Do they actually announce all of these at the awards ceremony and let the winners take the stage and give an acceptance speech?

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