You can watch the Sundance 2012 Awards online live-streaming right here on this page (scroll down for the live feed). John Cooper is hosting the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Awards ceremony, as originally announced host(ess) Parker Posey fell ill. A highly emotional Cooper has just finished reading a message dedicated to film executive Bingham Ray, who died Monday, January 23, after suffering a stroke at the festival. Ray, credited for supporting American and international independent productions such Terry George’s Hotel Rwanda and Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine, was 57. [Full list of Sundance 2012 Winners.]
Regarding long speeches, John Cooper is advising Sundance winners to thank only those in the room and then hit the bar later. The science-oriented (in movies) Alfred P. Sloan Award is being announced right now. Musa Syeed’s Valley of Saints and Jake Schreier’s Robot and Frank (written by Christopher D. Ford) shared the Alfred P. Sloan Award. Robot and Frank stars James Marsden, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, and Jeremy Strong.