Trendy Entertainment Report: The Independents Kick Off Awards Season


Monday night was a stunning glitterati of stars all aligned to help celebrate and anoint the upcoming awards season.


Marion Cotillard


New York’s Cipriani Wall Street was charged with ions of expectation and anticipation as The Gotham Independent Film Awards took centerstage, and enticed Hollywood’s emancipated staples. Actors Matt Damon and Marion Cotillard were bestowed the honorable awards of the evening for their immaculately executed careers.

Matt Damon

The spotlight also beamed on Moonrise Kingdom, which won best feature, and Behn Zeitlin who nabbed best director for Beasts of the Southern Wild.

It was a night to remember both on and off the red carpet, as a parade of colorful personalities, gorgeous models, and flawlessly decked out actresses glided skillfully amongst the elite.

Amy Adams

The Fab Four: Luciana and Matt Damon strike a pose with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

Just another day in the life of America’s appointed royalty.

There will be another opportunity to dutifully recognize the thought-provoking offspring spawned by the world of independent films, when the Independent Spirit Awards holds its annual luncheon in Santa Monica, CA on Feb. 23.

For the list of nominees, click here.

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom is forecasted to dominate the awards circuit this season