“How to Die in Oregon” wins documentary Grand Jury honors
Drake Doremus' romantic drama "Like Crazy" won the dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Saturday, securing the film festival's top awards honer.
Peter Richardson's assisted-suicide-themed "How to Die in Oregon" (right)won the documentary Grand Jury Prize.
"Like Crazy" had an immediate positive response when it debuted on the opening Saturday of Sundance, and garnered multiple offers, including aggressive bids from Fox Searchlight, Summit, The Weinstein Company and others.
Paramount eventually won out, partnering with Indian Paintbrush and paying $4 million for worldwide distribution rights, with a commitment of slighty under $10 million in prints and advertising.
Among other top awards, Maryam Keshavarz's Iranian teen-angst drama "Circumstance" won the dramatic Audience Award, while Cindy Meehi's horse-whisperer-themed non-fiction film, "Buck," won the documentary Audience honor.
Dramatic directing honors went to Sean Durkin for "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (left).
In terms of top foreign honors, Norwegian relationship drama "Happy, Happy" won the World Cinema Jury Prize, while the Afghanistan-war-themed "Hell and Back Again" won the documentary World Cinema Jury Prize.
Here's the full list of winners:
Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic: "Like Crazy"
Grand Jury Prize, Documentary: "How To Die In Oregon"
Dramatic Audience Award: "Circumstance"
Documentary Audience Award: "Buck"
World Cinema Jury Prize, Dramatic: "Happy, Happy"
World Cinema Jury Prize, Documentary: "Hell and Back Again"
World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award: "Kinyarwanda"
World Cinema Documentary Audience Award: "Senna"
The Best of Next Audience Award: "to.get.her"
Directing Award, Dramatic: Sean Durkin, "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Directing Award, Documentary: Jon Foy, "Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles"
World Cinema Directing Award, Dramatic: Paddy Considine, "Tyrannosaur"
World Cinema Directing Award, Documentary: James Marsh, "Project Nim"
World Cinema Screenwriting Award: "Restoration"
Waldo Scott Screenwriting Award: "Another Happy Day"
Documentary Editing Award: "If a Tree Falls"
World Cinema Documentary Editing Award: "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975"
Excellence in Cinematography Award, Dramatic: "Pariah"
Excellence in Cinematography Award, Documentary: "The Redemption of General Butt Naked"
World Cinema Cinematography Award, Dramatic: "All Your Dead Ones"
World Cinema Cinematography Award, Documentary: "Hell and Back Again"
Special Jury Prize: Dramatic: "Another Earth"
Special Jury Prize: Documentary: "Being Elmo"
Special Jury Prize: Dramatic (Acting): Felicity Jones (“Like Crazy”)
World Cinema Special Jury Prize – Documentary: "Position Among The Stars"
World Cinema Special Jury Prize – Dramatic: "Tyrannosaur"
Alfred P. Sloan Prize "Another Earth"
Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award: "Cherien Dabis"
The Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking: Matt Piedmont ("Brick Novax" parts 1&2)
The Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking : Ariel Kleiman ("Deeper Than Yesterday")