'The Hurt Locker wins top prize at Gotham AwardsKnown as the kick off to the awards season, the 19th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards took place in lower Manhattan last night with 'The Hurt Locker' winning Best Feature and Best Ensemble.

The film's director, Kathryn Bigelow, was also awarded the Gotham's Tribute Award for career achievement. The other Tribute Award recipients were Natalie Portman, Working Title Films' heads Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Stanley Tucci, who quipped when receiving the award, "It's a little too early to give this to me. I'm far too young but look much too old to receive this award."

'Food, Inc.' won Best Documentary, and Robert Siegel, who gained high praise for penning 'The Wrestler' last year, won the Breakthrough Director award for his feature debut 'Big Fan,' which stars Patton Owsalt as a crazed Giants fan who's obsessed with call-in sports radio.
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