The Sundance Film Festival will give out its awards tonight.
Since I am up to 47 films I feel uniquely qualified to predict the winners (though in fact I usually fail to correctly guess them). So, here goes.
Here's what I think will win the big prizes (and this also, for the most part, how I'd wish it to go down, based on what I saw and liked).
US Dramatic Grand Jury: Fruitvale
US Dramatic Audience Award: Fruitvale
US Dramatic Directing: The Spectacular Now
I selfishly hope that Aint Them Bodies Saints wins something so I get the chance to go see it tomorrow when they show the award winners.
US Documentary Grand Jury: After Tiller
US Documentary Audience Award: Twenty Feet From Stardom
US Documentary Directing: Narco Cultura (I haven't seen it) or Cutie and the Boxer
I hope that Narco Cultura, Manhunt and Blood Brothers take something so I can see them tomorrow.
I would also love to see Valentine Road recognized in some way.
World Dramatic Grand Jury: No idea.
World Dramatic Audience Award: Circles
World Dramatic Directing: Lasting
I have only seen five here. I hope something wins Grand Jury that I haven't seen yet.
Best of Next: This Is Martin Bonner
I saw all of the films in this section except for two, so I do sort of selfishly wish that one of them (A Teacher) wins so I can see it tomorrow.
I don't know what might win World Documentary because I have only seen one of them. The ones I'd like to see still are The Moo Man and The Square.
If I could, I'd give out some special jury awards too:
Ballsiest Production: Escape from Tomorrow
Best Editing: Twenty Feet from Stardom
Debut Performance: Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) and Paul Eenhoorn (This Is Martin Bonner)
Best Comeback: Gaby Hoffman (Crystal Fairy)