WINTER'S BONE wins big at 17th Annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony

While Debra Granik's WINTER'S BONE was a bridesmaid at the Academy Awards, it was the big winner last night at the 17th Annual Chlotrudis Awards. With a 50% success rate, WINTER'S BONE picked up four Trudies out of its eight nominations including the top prizes, Best Movie and Best Director as well as Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography.  It's the first time the same film took the top two prizes since Michael Haneke's CACHE did the trick at the 13th Awards, and the first woman to take the Best Director prize since Sofia Coppola scored with LOST IN TRANSLATION back at the 10th annual Awards Ceremony. (She took Best Movie that year as well.)  Joon-ho Bong's MOTHER took two awards, Best Original Screenplay, and in perhaps the biggest upset, Best Actress for Hye-ja Kim.  The Greek film DOGTOOTH took the coveted Buried Treasure Award, and the moving MARWENCOL triumphed over the double-nominated EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP to pick up the Best Documentary award.

Here's the complete list of Chlotrudis Awards winners.

Best Movie - WINTER'S BONE
Buried Treasure - DOGTOOTH
Best Documentary - MARWENCOL
Best Director - Debra Granik for WINTER'S BONE
Best Actress - Hye-ja Kim for MOTHER
Best Actor - (TIE) Ryan Gosling for BLUE VALENTINE and Philip Seymour Hoffman for JACK GOES BOATING
Best Supporting Actress - Jacki Weaver for ANIMAL KINGDOM
Best Supporting Actor - Geoffrey Rush for THE KING'S SPEECH
Best Original Screenplay - MOTHER, screenplay by Eun-kyo Park and Joon-ho Bong
Best Adapted Screenplay - WINTER'S BONE, screenplay by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini
Best Cinematography - Michael McDonough for WINTER'S BONE
Best Production Design - I AM LOVE
Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast - THE KID'S ARE ALL RIGHT

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Well done, Chlotrudis! I love this list of winners!!!