winters bone jennifer lawrence 320 'Winter's Bone' wins Sundance grand jury prize for drama“Winter’s Bone” was the big winner at the Sundance Film Festival, taking home both the U.S. dramatic jury prize and the Waldo Salt screenwriting award.

The awards were announced in Park City, Utah Saturday (Jan. 30) to close out the festival.

Roadside Attractions recently acquired the North American rights to writer/director Debra Granik’s sophomore film “Winter’s Bone.” The mystery follows teen Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) who is searching for her drug-dealing dad in the Ozarks.

“Restrepo,” an examination of the Second Platoon stationed in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, was awarded the U.S. documentary prize.

In the world category, the dramatic jury prize went to David Michod’s coming-of-age film “Animal Kingdom,” while the documentary prize went to Mads Brugger’s “The Red Chapel.”

Additional Sundance Film Festival prizes/awards

Special Jury Prizes:

Dramatic – “Sympathy for Delicious”
Documentary – “Gasland”
World Cinema Dramatic Breakout Performance – Tatiana Maslany, “Grown Up Movie Star”
World Cinema Documentary – “Enemies of the People”

Audience Awards:

– “Waiting for Superman”
Dramatic – “happythankyoumoreplease”
World Cinema Documentary – “Wasteland”
World Cinema Dramatic – “Contracorriente (Undertow)”

Directing Awards:

Documentary – “Smash His Camera,” Leon Gast
Dramatic – “3 Backyards,” Eric Mendelsohn
World Cinema Documentary – “Space Tourists,” Christian Frei
World Cinema Dramatic – “Southern District,” Juan Carlos Valdivia

Editing Awards:

Documentary – “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work”
World Cinema Documentary – “A Film Unfinished”

Excellence in Cinematography Awards:

Documentary – “The Oath”
Dramatic – “Obselidia”
World Cinema Documentary – “His & Hers”
World Cinema Dramatic – “The Man Next Door (El Hombre de al Lado)”

Screenwriting Awards:

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award – “Winter’s Bone”
World Cinema – “Southern District”

Best of NEXT Award – “Homewrecker”

As previously reported, “Drunk History: Douglass and Lincoln,” which stars Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle, won the Sundance prize for short filmmaking.

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