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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS 2009 - WINNERS

PUSH SHOVED INTO LIMELIGHT
Push, based on the novel by performance poet Sapphire, directed by Lee Daniels, an unflinching look at the parental abuse and self-redemption of a teenage girl in 1980s Harlem, was the big winner at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, taking both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. dramatic competition, as well as a Special Jury Prize for Acting to Mo’Nique as Mary, a welfare-cheating mum.


Push becomes one of six films to claim three awards at Sundance in the festival's 25-year history. It's also only the third movie to claim both jury and audience honours. The film also stars Maria Carey, Lenny Kravtiz and newcomer Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe as the youngster.

All the winners:
GRAND JURY PRIZE: U.S. DRAMATIC

Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire, directed by Lee Daniels and written by Damien Paul

AUDIENCE AWARD presented by Honda: U.S. DRAMATIC
Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire, directed by Lee Daniels and written by Damien Paul

A SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR ACTING
Mo'Nique, Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire

GRAND JURY PRIZE: U.S. DOCUMENTARY
We Live in Public, directed by Ondi Timoner

WORLD CINEMA JURY PRIZE: DOCUMENTARY
Rough Aunties, directed by Kim Longinotto

WORLD CINEMA JURY PRIZE: DRAMATIC
The Maid (La Nana), directed by Sebastián Silva

AUDIENCE AWARD presented by Honda: U.S. DOCUMENTARY
The Cove, directed by Louie Psihoyos

THE WORLD CINEMA AUDIENCE AWARD: DOCUMENTARY
Afghan Star, directed by Havana Marking

THE WORLD CINEMA AUDIENCE AWARD: DRAMATIC
An Education, directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby

DIRECTING AWARD: U.S. DOCUMENTARY
El General director Natalia Almada

DIRECTING AWARD: U.S. DRAMATIC
Sin Nombre, written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

THE WORLD CINEMA DIRECTING AWARD: DOCUMENTARY
Afghan Star, directed by Havana Marking

WORLD CINEMA DIRECTING AWARD: DRAMATIC
Five Minutes of Heaven, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel from a screenplay by Guy Hibbert

WALDO SALT SCREENWRITING AWARD

Nicholas Jasenovec and Charlyne Yi for Paper Heart

WORLD CINEMA SCREENWRITING AWARD
Five Minutes of Heaven, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel from a screenplay by Guy Hibbert

U.S. DOCUMENTARY EDITING AWARD
Sergio. Directed by Greg Barker and edited by Karen Schmeer

WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY EDITING AWARD
Burma VJ. Directed by Anders Østergaard and edited by Janus Billeskov Jansen and Thomas Papapetros

EXCELLENCE IN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD: U.S. DOCUMENTARY
The September Issue, Cinematographer: Bob Richman

EXCELLENCE IN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD: U.S. DRAMATIC
Sin Nombre, Cinematographer: Adriano Goldman.

WORLD CINEMA CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD: DOCUMENTARY
Big River Man, Cinematographer: John Maringouin

WORLD CINEMA CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD: DRAMATIC
An Education, Cinematographer: John De Borman.

A WORLD CINEMA SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR ORIGINALITY
Louise-Michel, directed by Benoit Delépine and Gustave de Kervern

A WORLD CINEMA SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: DOCUMENTARY
Tibet in Song directed by Ngawang Choephel

A WORLD CINEMA SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR ACTING
Catalina Saavedra, The Maid (La Nana). Chile

A SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: U.S. DOCUMENTARY
Good Hair, directed by Jeff Stilson

A SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE
Humpday, directed by Lynn Shelton

2009 JURY PRIZE IN U.S. SHORT FILMMAKING
Short Term 12, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton

INTERNATIONAL JURY PRIZE IN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMMAKING
Lies, directed by Jonas Odel

HONORABLE MENTIONS IN SHORT FILMMAKING

The Attack of the Robots from Nebula-5, directed by Chema Garcia Ibarra; Protect You + Me, directed by Brady Corbet;

Western Spaghetti, directed by PES; Jerrycan, directed by Julius Avery; Love You More, directed by Sam

Taylor-Wood, I Live in the Woods, directed by Max Winston, Omelette, directed by Nadejda Koseva; and Treevenge, directed by Jason Eisener.

Alfred P. Sloan Prize
Adam, directed by Max Mayer

Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards
Diego Lerman, Ciencias Morales (Moral Sciences) from Argentina; David Riker, The Girl, from the United States; Qurata Kenji, Speed Girl from Japan; and Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Evolution from France

Published January 29, 2009

 

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Push - Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award


Push


Sundance Institue president and founder Robert Redford

2009 WINNERS:
GOLDEN GLOBE WINNERS

EUROPEAN FILM AWARD WINNERS 2008

BRITISH INDEP FILM AWARDS 2008

SUNDANCE WINNERS 2009

2009 NOMINATIONS:
OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2009

BAFTA NOMINATIONS 2009

SAG NOMINATIONS 2009

ADG NOMINATIONS 2009

WRITERS GUILD NOMS 2009

INT FILM MUSIC CRITICS NOMS 2009







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