Edinburgh 2009: Humpday wins RT Award

While Moon and Katie Jarvis are also recognised.

by | June 28, 2009 | Comments

Humpday, directed by Lynn Shelton, has become the second ever winner of the Rotten Tomatoes Critical Consensus Award, it was announced today at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh. Presented as part of the Edinburgh Film Festival, the event also honoured Moon, Easier With Practice and The Secret of Kells, while Katie Jarvis wins the Best Performance in a British Feature Film award for her role in Fish Tank.

The Rotten Tomatoes Critical Consensus Award is presented to a film in the festival’s Director’s Showcase category, which is narrowed down to a shortlist of five by RT’s UK team and EIFF Artistic Director Hannah McGill. This year’s nominees were Stella, The Missing Person, I’m Going to Explode, Adventureland and Humpday.

The panel comment on the nominees at the Rotten Tomatoes party on Thurday.

The award last year went to Swedish vampire tale Let the Right One In, which went on to become one of the year’s freshest films. Humpday, about a pair of straight guys who drunkenly suggest they have sex with one another on camera for an amateur art-porn festival, is released in the US on 10th July and will hit UK cinemas later in the year. It stars Mark Duplass and The Blair Witch Project‘s Joshua Leonard.

Lynn Shelton, director of Humpday, wasn’t at the festival to collect her award, but recorded a video acceptance speech in which she thanked Edinburgh and the Rotten Tomatoes panel for choosing her film. “I’m most grateful for it. I’m happy that I got this instead of actual tomatoes being thrown at me,” she said.

Lynn Shelton comments on winning the award.

Elsewhere at the awards ceremony, Duncan Jones collected the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film for Moon, starring Sam Rockwell. Kyle Patrick Alvarez took home Best New International Feature for Easier with Practice and Tomm Moore got the Audience Award for The Secret of Kells. Newcomer Katie Jarvis was chosen to win the PPG Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film for her role in Fish Tank. “This has been an amazing year for me in more ways than one,” she said. “I was lucky enough to spend my 18th birthday in Edinburgh last week, where Fish Tank was shown, and this is such a great 18th present! It is a real honour to receive this award, both for myself and the film. I would like to thank Andrea for the opportunity and for believing in me.”

Meanwhile, Sir Sean Connery, who was present at the ceremony and is a patron of the Edinburgh Film Festival, spoke of his disappointment at a lack of BBC coverage of the event. The star complained that there were 370 technicians covering Glastonbury for the BBC, but none at the festival. “This isn’t democratic,” he said. “The BBC is supposed to be British; where is the equality?”

Tag Cloud

Song of Ice and Fire documentary BBC America Spike Horror Emmys CMT Lionsgate cancelled TV series DGA DC Universe PaleyFest directors Ghostbusters Freeform HBO Starz children's TV TCA Winter 2020 Peacock See It Skip It Acorn TV Teen Summer Television Academy Disney streaming service zero dark thirty GIFs Amazon OneApp Comic Book GLAAD Drama Shondaland Tarantino comics Netflix Christmas movies sag awards disaster game show 20th Century Fox Mary poppins TBS binge cancelled television police drama BET Pirates book cars Watching Series sequel mutant singing competition YA Grammys Pixar Red Carpet social media Video Games spanish language quibi Schedule Quiz Ellie Kemper travel diversity Turner Classic Movies Rocky Fox News Cannes Apple TV+ serial killer USA El Rey science fiction Shudder The Walking Dead TIFF dragons WarnerMedia 2015 2019 FXX 2016 Western batman Elton John 71st Emmy Awards Spring TV cinemax Fantasy Calendar First Look Marvel Lifetime Disney+ Disney Plus Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt canceled MTV Lucasfilm Netflix Star Wars Baby Yoda hist Britbox Paramount Countdown romantic comedy series Best and Worst festivals jamie lee curtis Creative Arts Emmys Christmas Anna Paquin Walt Disney Pictures Academy Awards rotten movies we love Black Mirror Bravo Heroines free movies Country Family Trailer Comics on TV Trophy Talk Certified Fresh Winners cartoon MCU Animation CW Seed stand-up comedy CBS All Access independent 45 dramedy Cartoon Network San Diego Comic-Con Masterpiece OWN WGN Pride Month crime thriller TCA 2017 USA Network Mindy Kaling ESPN talk show Musical MSNBC Classic Film psychological thriller SXSW Hulu versus Superheroe ghosts true crime DirecTV Music south america spider-man breaking bad political drama docudrama movies dc YouTube Premium screen actors guild historical drama FOX Valentine's Day technology richard e. Grant Sundance TV Logo anthology cults Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Reality Competition robots Toys Rocketman IFC dceu hispanic Winter TV Writers Guild of America Kids & Family BBC thriller YouTube Hallmark YouTube Red animated Discovery Channel space Binge Guide RT History witnail Adult Swim mockumentary Super Bowl Polls and Games X-Men strong female leads 2020 Stephen King A&E TruTV Ovation period drama Action ratings cats Year in Review casting TV renewals Martial Arts Mudbound AMC sports TCA GoT Sneak Peek Tubi Holiday Tumblr Pet Sematary Women's History Month anime Superheroes Election Awards Tour Sci-Fi Hallmark Christmas movies LGBTQ aliens Photos cancelled TV shows screenings Awards Podcast politics finale halloween First Reviews VH1 APB spinoff Sundance Now elevated horror Cosplay tv talk biography crime drama justice league zombies christmas movies supernatural Holidays NYCC TLC Interview Nickelodeon Rock 2018 transformers composers ABC Nat Geo doctor who Marvel Studios Apple unscripted ABC Family Amazon Prime Universal 21st Century Fox Chernobyl golden globes Thanksgiving facebook adventure NBC Emmy Nominations CNN miniseries revenge game of thrones vampires Nominations Disney Plus Fall TV foreign Vudu 2017 toy story werewolf adaptation TNT The Arrangement Showtime comic Disney Channel FX American Society of Cinematographers Amazon Prime Video Spectrum Originals comiccon Comedy Central Mary Poppins Returns HBO Max Comedy New York Comic Con reboot war Oscars discovery Captain marvel based on movie Epix boxoffice Rom-Com Brie Larson cops E3 nature President History Mystery streaming Sundance Box Office Disney PBS ITV Infographic 24 frames Biopics The CW Set visit Pop 007 Lifetime Christmas movies TV Land Marathons Arrowverse name the review Endgame Premiere Dates TV green book The Witch award winner Extras Star Trek slashers CBS SDCC theme song Paramount Network cooking Reality Food Network Apple TV Plus canceled TV shows DC Comics Trivia Turner Musicals The Purge Dark Horse Comics video Film Festival latino Columbia Pictures crossover Crackle kids sitcom romance Marvel Television Syfy medical drama spain what to watch natural history cancelled joker crime DC streaming service teaser A24 SundanceTV National Geographic IFC Films television Mary Tyler Moore Avengers Film blockbuster Character Guide Crunchyroll renewed TV shows TCM blaxploitation zombie Opinion indie E! Warner Bros. LGBT Sony Pictures Esquire RT21 psycho VICE harry potter spy thriller Tomatazos