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IndieWire Piece on the Gotham Awards Gives Props to Jeff Skoll and Participant Media

Gotham Gets It Right: Award Winners include ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild,’ ‘Your Sister’s Sister’

On the sprawling floor of the restaurant Cipriani, on Wall Street, four lanky women wearing stilettos and Shopska hats stood smiling with trays of Russian Standard Gotham Yule, a vodka mix that included Ginger Beer and lime juice. A thinly mustached manager suddenly appeared and asked the ladies not to cluster together, but to circulate the filling room.

Set squarely in Hurricane Zone A, where a few weeks ago Sandy flooded streets and caused power outrages, the twenty-second edition of the Independent Filmmaker Project’s annual Gotham Awards was nonetheless in high spirits Monday night. Kudos to show producers for selecting Jimmy Kimmel to introduce show host Mike Berbiglia, who made a stellar debut, and for paying tribute to Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, David O. Russell and Participant’s Jeff Skoll. (Full list of winners on the jump.) 

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