And you thought the New York Film Critics Circle was the unofficial official kick-off of awards season. On Monday night in New York, the Gotham Independent Film Awards were handed out for the 21st time -- though this edition was slightly more historic than usual. For the first time ever, two films tied in the Best Feature category: Mike Mills's 'Beginners' and Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life,' both of which defeated 'The Descendants' for the award. Alexander Payne's presumed Oscar favorite was nominated three times (Feature, Ensemble, Breakthrough Actor), but failed to win one award.
The Tree of Life Movie Poster
The Tree of Life
PG-132011
Based on 50 critics

In this highly philosophical film by acclaimed director Terrence Malick, young Jack (Hunter McCracken)... Read More

Beginners Movie Poster
Beginners
R2010
Based on 36 critics

After his mother dies, Oliver (Ewan McGregor) is stunned when his father, Hal (Christopher Plummer),... Read More

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