It’s the first Monday after Thanksgiving, which means that the calendar has turned to the major film awards for 2012. The big ones are the Golden Globes, sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the Oscars, of course, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Tomorrow the Film Independent Spirit Award nominations will be announced. But there are a few other significant groups as well.
The Gotham Independent Film Awards, selected by distinguished juries and presented in New York City, the home of independent film, are the first honors of the film awards season. This public showcase honors the filmmaking community, expands the audience for independent films, and supports the work that IFP does behind the scenes throughout the year to bring such films to fruition.
The 22nd Gotham Independent Film Awards took place earlier tonight in New York.
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