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‘The Birth of a Nation’ and ‘Weiner’ Lead 2016 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

Written by on January 30, 2016 

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After the last week-plus of covering over 50 films, it’s now time for 2016 Sundance Film Festival to name their favorites. Tonight they’ve unveiled their wide range of winners, topped by Nate Parker‘s Nat Turner slave rebellion drama The Birth of a Nation and, in the documentary section, the political feature Weiner. With many of our other favorites, including Morris From America and Kate Plays Christine, picking up awards, it was another strong year for the festival.

Check out the full list of winners below (with a hat tip tip to Indiewire), including links to our reviews where available, and check back for more coverage all throughout the year for the films.

U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize: The Birth of a Nation

U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize: Weiner

U.S. Dramatic Directing Award: Daniel Scheinart and Daniel KwanSwiss Army Man

U.S. Documentary Directing Award: Roger Ross Williams, Life, Animated

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic: Sand Storm

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Documentary: Sonita

U.S. Dramatic Audience Award: The Birth of a Nation

U.S. Documentary Audience Award: Jim

World Cinema Audience Award, Dramatic: Between Sea and Land

World Cinema Audience Award, Documentary: Sonita

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Chad Hartigan, Morris From America

NEXT Audience Award: First Girl I Loved

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize: As You Are

U.S. Dramatic Breakthrough Performance Award: Joe Seo, Spa Night

U.S. Dramatic Individual Performance Award: Craig RobinsonMorris From America

U.S. Dramatic Individual Performance Award: Melanie Lynskey, The Intervention

U.S. Documentary Editing Award: NUTS!

U.S. Documentary Social Impact Filmmaking Award: Trapped

U.S. Documentary Writing Award: Kate Plays Christine

U.S. Documentary Verite Filmmaking Award: The Bad Kids

World Cinema Directing Award, Documentary: All These Sleepless Nights

World Cinema Directing Award, Dramatic: Belgica

World Cinema Acting Award, Dramatic: Vicky Hernandez and Manolo Cruz, Between Land and Sea

World Cinema Screenwriting Award, Dramatic: Mi Amiga del Parque

World Cinema Unique Vision and Design Award, Dramatic: The Lure

World Cinema Editing Award, Documentary: We Are X

World Cinema Cinematography Award, Documentary: The Land of the Enlightened

World Cinema Best First Feature Award, Documentary: When Two Worlds Collide

Alfred P. Sloan Prize: Embrace of the Serpent

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Which films are you most looking forward to seeing?


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