Cruz was among four movie icons honoured at the ceremony, picking up a tribute prize, alongside other honourees Van Sant, Melvin Van Peebles and HBO boss Sheila Nevins. Frozen River took the Best Feature awards, and its star Melissa Leo walked away with the Breakthrough Actor award. Lance Hammer bagged Breakthrough Director for Ballast while Trouble The Water took Best Documentary.
London (ANI): Penelope Cruz bagged Best Ensemble Performance prize at Gotham Independent Film Awards for her role in Woody Allen movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The movie which starred Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, and Javier Bardem, shared the award with 'Synecdoche, New York', which has a cast-list including Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener, reports the Daily Star.