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.
Beginners
R2010
Based on 36 critics

Newfound love brings back a man's memories of his father coming out of the closet at 75. Read More

The Tree of Life
PG-132011
Based on 50 critics

A man (Sean Penn) tries to reconcile his complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Read More

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