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Outfest Honors Greg Louganis Doc, Gaby Hoffmann at 2014 Awards

Outfest Honors Greg Louganis Doc, Gaby Hoffmann at 2014 Awards


The Grand Jury and audiences recognized the best selections of this year's film festival.

The 32nd annual Outfest Los Angeles LGBT film festival, which closed Sunday with a screening of Space Station 76 starring Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, and Matt Bomer, has announced its award recipients.

Drunktown's Finest, directed by Sydney Freeland, took top honors, winning both the Grand Jury Award and Audience Award for U.S. Dramatic Feature Film. Finest tells the story of three young Native Americans -- one of whom is transgender -- striving to escape the hardships of an Indian reservation.

Grand Jury acting prizes went to Gaby Hoffmann -- experiencing a comeback year thanks to Girls -- for her role in Lyle as well as Frankie Valenti's Tiger Orange costar Mark Strano. Strano also cowrote the film, which centers on the reunion of two estranged gay brothers.

Back on Board: Greg Louganis, which tells the story of the Olympic diver's life, won the Audience Award for Documentary Feature.

On the international front, Lilting, featuring an outstanding performance from Ben Whishaw, took home the Dramatic Feature special recognition.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Audience Awards

Documentary Short: Families Are Forever, directed by Vivian Kleiman

Dramatic Short: Alone With People, directed by Drew Van Steenbergen

Documentary Feature: Back on Board: Greg Louganis, directed by Cheryl Furjanic

Dramatic Feature: The Way He Looks, directed by Daniel Ribeiro

First U.S. Dramatic Feature: Drunktown's Finest, directed by Sydney Freeland

Grand Jury Awards

Documentary Feature Special Recognition: Dior and I, directed by Frederic Tcheng

Documentary Feature Winner: The Circle, directed by Stefan Haupt

Actor in a U.S. Dramatic Feature: Mark Strano in Tiger Orange

Actress in a U.S. Dramatic Feature: Gaby Hoffmann in Lyle

Screenwriting in a U.S. Dramatic Feature: Desiree Akhavan for Appropriate Behavior

U.S. Dramatic Feature Film: Drunktown's Finest, directed by Sydney Freeland

International Dramatic Feature Special Recognition: Lilting, directed by Hong Khaou

International Dramatic Feature: Something Must Break, directed by Ester Martin Bergsmark

Documentary Short Film: Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination, directed by Leslie Von Pless

Experimental Short Film: Get Ripped, directed by Leonardo Van Dijl

Dramatic Short Film: Jellyfish, directed by Rosie Haber

Special Programming Awards

Emerging Talent: Robert Hawk for Home From the Gym

Freedom: Bad Hair, directed by Mariana Rondon

Artistic Achievement: Abdellah Taia for Salvation Army

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