[All photos by Will Ragozzino and Jimi Celeste for PMc]. Natalie Portman, along with Stanley Tucci and Ralph Fiennes, received a career tribute awards at last night's Gotham Independent Film Awards, held at Cipriani Wall Street.
Manhattan's film industry came out in full force to what is regarded as the start of New York's award season. Chris Rock (whose documentary, Good Hair, was nominated), Brooke Shields, Patricia Clarkson, Ryan Reynolds, Ellen Burstyn, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Cohen, Oliver Platt, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader all made it out to support the independent film community.
Big winners of the night included The Hurt Locker, Robert Siegel for his direction of "Big Fan", and Catalina Saavedra for her breakthrough performance in "The Maid". Ry Russo-Young's movie "You Won't Miss Me" won the award of "Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You." More photos below...
The following sequence of three pictures is wonderful, because it seems like Chris Rock is in a completely different conversation than Natalie Portman and Doug Liman, and it's hilarious. I hope he did that on purpose.
Stanley Tucci, Brooke Shields Ryan Reynolds
Richard Kind, Alec Baldwin Ethan Cohen
Patricia Clarkson Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader
Kathryn Bigelow, Willem Dafoe
Ben Foster, Oliver Platt Ellen Burstyn
Stephen Daldry Kristen Ritter
Chris Rock, Malaak Compton-Rock Sam Rockwell, Greg Mottola
Brooke Shields, Anthony Mackie, Jeremny Renner, Brian Geraghty