1. “Sundance Awards: The Winners List.” Me and Earl and the Dying Girl claimed both the U.S. dramatic grand jury prize and the U.S. dramatic audience award.
“After 10 days of premieres and deals in Park City, the Sundance Film Festival jury handed out honors across a range of categories on Saturday evening. Comedian Tig Notaro presided over the ceremony, which saw Me and Earl and the Dying Girl nab both the U.S. dramatic grand jury prize and the U.S. dramatic audience award. ’This movie was about processing loss and, but really to celebrate a beautiful life and a beautiful man, which is my amazing father. So this is to his memory and to celebrate him through humor, so thanks again for this opportunity,’ said Earl director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon upon accepting the grand jury prize. Meanwhile, The Wolfpack, a look at a family of six siblings living in Manhattan, claimed the U.S. grand jury prize for a documentary. Robert Eggers, whose film The Witch was acquired by A24 films shortly after the festival opened, claimed the directing award for U.S. dramatic title.”