The Sundance Film Festival newest indie crown was handed to the drama Forty Shades of Blue, winning the festival’s Grand Jury prize on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the festival’s Audience Award went to hip-hop film Hustle & Flow, a tale about a two-bit pimp and drug dealer (Terrence Dashon Howard) who enlists an odd assortment of allies in a bid to break into the hip-hop music scene. Written and directed by Craig Brewer, the film also became the most successful film in Sundance history when it was sold to bosses at Paramount Pictures and MTV for $9 million earlier in the week.
Here is a partial list of winners:
Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
Audience Award American Dramatic
Grand Jury Prize Documentary
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
Directing Award Dramatic
Directing Award Documentary
Audience Award World Cinema: Documentary
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallair — director: Peter Raymont
Audience Award World Cinema: Dramatic
Audience Award American Documentary
Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary
Jury Prize for World Cinema Dramatic
The Hero — director: Zeze Gamboa