Awards for 2009

Best Film


The Hurt Locker: Kathryn Bigelow (director/producer), Mark Boal (producer), Nicolas Chartier (producer), Greg Shapiro (producer)


A Serious Man: Joel Coen (director/producer), Ethan Coen (director/producer)

Amreeka: Cherien Dabis (director), Christina Piovesan (producer), Paul Barkin (producer)

Big Fan: Robert D. Siegel (director), Jean Kouremetis (producer), Elan Bogarin (producer)

Best Documentary


Food, Inc.: Robert Kenner (director/producer), Elise Pearlstein (producer)


Good Hair: Jeff Stilson (director), Chris Rock (producer), Kevin O'Donnell (producer), Nelson George (producer), Jenny Hunter (producer)

My Neighbor, My Killer: Anne Aghion (director/producer)

Paradise: Michael Almereyda (director/producer), Laurie Butler (producer)

Tyson: James Toback (director/producer), Damon Bingham (producer)

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You


You Wont Miss Me: Ry Russo-Young (director/producer)


October Country: Michael Palmieri (director/producer), Donal Mosher (director/producer)

Zero Bridge: Tariq Tapa (director/producer), Josée Lajoie (producer), Hilal Ahmed Langoo (producer)

Tribute Award


Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow's unparalleled ability to portray thrilling action and stomach churning suspense have been a mainstay of her work as a director. What sets her apart, however, is her ability to bring those talents to bear on films of any budget while also presenting characters with emotional gravity.

Natalie Portman
From a young age it has always been obvious that Natalie was a unique talent. Her maturity was evident from the beginning, both in the roles she chose and the quality of her performances. IFP is excited to salute her still young but already full career this year as she shows off her directing, producing, and acting talents in three different films this winter.

Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci is one of the most versatile stage and screen actors of his generation. He has been a longtime favorite in independent film but his recent successes in TV and more mainstream films have revealed his great talents to an even wider audience. With a new production company we look forward to more great films with Stanley in front of and behind the camera.

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan have a long-standing tradition of producing a variety of quality films covering a diversity of genres, topics and historical periods. Their impressive roster of seminal titles is a testament to their commitment to nurturing directors and talent.

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