The 2015 Sundance Film Festival came to an end last night with its annual award ceremony. Irish actor Jack Reynor picked up the World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Acting award for his portrayal of a young man struggling with his mother’s alcohol addiction in Gerard Barrett’s Glassland.

The Michael Fassbender starring, Robbie Ryan lensed,  Slow West picked up the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize – Dramatic, beating out Glassland, which was featured at Sundance in the same competition segment.

The big winner was Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl which won both the U.S. Grand Jury Prize -Dramatic and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award. Last year the Oscar nominated Whiplash achieved the same feat so we can expect big things from that film later this year.

Speaking on the award Reynor commented “I’m absolutely thrilled to have been considered and to have won a prize at Sundance this year. It’s definitely a reflection of the work of everybody who was part of the film and I’m incredibly proud to have worked with all of them.”

Glassland will be released in Ireland on April 17th.

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The full list of winners:

U.S. Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

U.S. Grand Jury Prize, Documentary: The Wolfpack Director: Crystal Moselle

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic: Slow West Director: John Maclean

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Documentary: The Russian Woodpecker Director: Chad Gracia

U.S. Dramatic Audience Award: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

U.S. Documentary Audience Award: Meru Directors:  Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

World Cinema Audience Award, Dramatic: Umrika Director: Prashant Nair

World Cinema Audience Award, Documentary: Dark Horse Director: Louise Osmond

Waldo Scott Screenwriting Award: The Stanford Prison Experiment Writer: Tim Talbott

NEXT Audience Award: James White Director: Josh Mond

U.S. Directing Award, Dramatic: The Witch Director: Robert Eggers

U.S. Directing Award, Documentary, Cartel Land Director: Matthew Heineman

U.S. Excellence in Editing Award, Dramatic: DOPE DP: Lee Haugen

U.S. Excellence in Cinematography Award, Dramatic: Diary of a Teenage Girl DP: Brandon Trost

U.S. Excellence in Cinematography Award, Documentary: Cartel Land DPs: Matthew Heineman and Matt Porwoll

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Collaborative Vision: Advantageous Jacqueline Kim and Jennifer Phang

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakout First Feature: (T)error Directors: Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Verite Filmmaking: Western Directors: Bill and Turner Ross

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact: 3 1/2 Minutes Director: Marc Silver

World Cinema Directing Award, Documentary: Dreamcatcher Director: Kim Longinotto

World Cinema Directing Award, Dramatic: The Summer of Sangaile Director: Alanté Kavaïté

World Cinema Documentary Editing Award: How to Change the World Editor: Jim Scott

World Cinema Cinematography Award, Dramatic: Partisan DP: Germain McMicking

World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Acting: Glassland Actor: Jack Reynor

World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Acting: The Second Mother Actors: Regina Case and Camila Mardila

World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Unparalleled Access, Documentary: The Chinese Mayor Director: Hao Zhou

World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Impact, Documentary: Pervert Park Directors:  Frida Barkfors and Lasse Barkfors

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