NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- "The Hurt Locker" earned the prizes for best feature and best ensemble performance at the 19th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York Monday night.
Presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project, the Gotham Independent Film Awards is one of the leading awards for independent movies and the first major honors of the film awards season, organizers said.
In addition to the competitive awards, career tributes were presented to Bigelow, actors Natalie Portman and Stanley Tucci, and Working Title Films producer-executives Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. The awards ceremony was presided over by comedian Kumail Nanjiani.
"Food, Inc." won the award for best documentary, while Robert Siegel, the writer-director of "Big Fan," picked up the prize for breakthrough director.
Catalina Saavedra earned the gong for breakthrough actor for her work in "The Maid."
The movie voted the best movie "not playing at a theater near you" was "You Won't Miss Me," which was co-written, directed and produced by Ry Russo-Young.