The Gotham Awards were officially handed out last night in Los Angeles and the first major awards show of the year got everyone’s juices flowing for Oscar season. From this point forward, there are a slew of awards ceremonies that will honor the year’s best films but Monday night at the Gotham Awards was all about the best Indie films that 2013 had to offer.
If you were expecting things to go as planned in terms of favorites on the night, the surprises started with Best Actress. Rather than favorite Cate Blanchett winning for Blue Jasmine, the awards was handed to Brie Larson for her work in Short Term 12.
- Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
- Scarlett Johansson, Don Jon
- Brie Larson, Short Term 12
- Amy Seimetz, Upstream Color
- Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now
While Larson had garnered some considerable praise for her work in Short Term 12, she wasn’t favored over Blanchett and her performance in Woody Allen’s excellent Blue Jasmine. Still, the surprises defined the night at the Gotham Awards and the win for Larson now means that she has the first big win of the year under her belt.
We’re in the thick of awards season and while Larson’s Best Actress win at Gotham doesn’t secure a place in the Oscars, it does mean we need to give her more credit in other races.