The calendar has turned to the major film awards. The big ones are the Golden Globes, sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the Oscars, of course, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. But there are a few other significant groups as well.

We posted the National Board of Review (NBR) Awards winners earlier. Last week IFP's 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards took place in New York on the same day that Film Independent's Spirit Award nominations were handed out. And today, for the first time in their 33 year history, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association has awarded its highest honor to an animated film. 2008 GOTHAM AWARDS WINNERS


Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at

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