The Gotham Awards were last night â€” according to at the Hollywood Reporter, host David Cross noted of the not-so-indie nominees: "We’re here to celebrate the
films that show you don’t need a big studio, films with an untested director and
cast — films like ‘The Departed.’ How that got greenlit I have no idea." Despite the fact that this is the same joke Sarah Silverman made at the ISAs last year, we still laugh. Ha-HAH! It’s safe to say that "Half Nelson" has officially been anointed an awards-darling and a not-unreasonable candidate for at least a few Oscar nominations, if you care about such things.
"Iraq in Fragments"
Breakthrough Director Award:
Ryan Fleck, "Half Nelson"
Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You Award:
+ AWARDS WATCH: Gothams to "Half Nelson" and "Iraq in Fragments" (indieWIRE)
+ Gothams apply full ‘Nelson’ (Hollywood Reporter)