The Chlotrudis Awards are presented annually by the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, a Boston-area non-profit organization that teaches audiences to view films actively through discussion, formal and informal education, discourse, film festivals, special screenings and collaboration. (wiki)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Alex DiGerlando for Beasts of the Southern Wild
Mihai Malaimare Jr. for The Master
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Stephen Chbosky for Perks of Being a Wallflower
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (TIE!)
Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola for Moonrise Kingdom and Sarah Polley for Take This Waltz
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ezra Miller for The Perks of Being a Wallflower
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams for The Master
John Hawkes for The Sessions
Olivia Colman for Tyrannosaur
Wes Anderson for Moonrise Kingdom
How To Survive a Plague
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
A Simple Life
Later in the night, the Provincetown International Film Festival was awarded The Cat’s Meow, to celebrate its upcoming 15th anniversary and its successful campaign to save and expand the remaining movie theater in Provincetown, the Water’s Edge at Whaler’s Wharf. The Cat’s Meow is awarded to a particular person, event or organization in the Boston film community that has provided support or has been a great friend to Chlotrudis and to film.
In what became an impromptu theme of the evening, before announcing category nominees and winners, many guest presenters took the opportunity to speak of the recent closure of the Boston Phoenix and shared personal stories of the impact the paper and its writers had upon them. When Phoenix arts editor Peter Keough took the stage for his category presentation towards the end of the evening, he was greeted with loud and sustained affectionate applause.
Finally, throughout the night the audience was treated to musical salutes to the challenges as well as the joys of watching independent film, with two numbers from the Sondheim classic, COMPANY. Presenters and guests included many members and friends of the Boston film community, among them indie film producers, film critics Peter Keough & Gerry Peary, programmers from the Independent Film Festival of Boston, the Boston Jewish Film Festival & the Boston GLBT Film Festival and Boston Underground (BUFF); and representatives of the cultural arms of various consulates of Boston and New England.