About Town: Hollywood Hits the Red Carpet
Winter's Bone won top honors at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, while The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader won a royal tear in London.
Gotham Awards | New York, Nov. 29
The chilly drama Winter’s Bone from director Debra Granik and Roadside Attractions received a warm reception at the 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at the swanky Cipriani Wall Street on. The film won best feature and best ensemble honors as awards season kicked off with the event, organized, by the Independent Filmmaker Project. Among the attendees with indie spirit were Anne Hathaway, Ethan Hawke and Sam Rockwell. Career tribute honorees included Harvey Keitel, Hilary Swank, Darren Aronofsky and Focus Features CEO James Schamus. Asked whether the Gothams are a bellwether for upcoming awards Schamus said: “This event is only about us New York weirdos getting together.”
— Georg Szalai
Narnia Premiere | London, Nov. 30
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip arrived amid freezing conditions and snow flurries Tuesday for the Royal Film Performace and world premiere of The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The Queen — who wiped away a tear from under her 3D glasses during the film — was whisked upstairs at the Odeon Leicester Square before the screening to talk with the film’s execs, including 20th Century Fox U.K. managing director Cameron Saunders, Fox Filmed Entertainment heads Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman, production president Elizabeth Gabler and director Michael Apted.
— Stuart Kemp