By Dave Karger
Updated November 30, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST
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The New York indie-film Gotham Awards just took place on Wall Street in Manhattan, and The Hurt Locker emerged the night’s big winner, taking home trophies for Best Feature and Best Ensemble. Its only loss came in the Breakthrough Actor category, as The Maid‘s Catalina Saavedra upset Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner and The Messenger‘s Ben Foster. Meanwhile, Robert Siegel won the Breakthrough Director prize for Big Fan, and Food, Inc. was named Best Documentary. The Hurt Locker is well on its way to a Best Picture nomination, though its momentum won’t continue with tomorrow morning’s Spirit Award nominations: Since it played the film-festival circuit in 2008 (and received two Spirit nods last year), it’s not eligible this time around.

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