Beginners and The Tree of Life tied for best feature at the 21st annual Gotham Independent Awards on Monday night in
. New York
Beginners stars Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor in a comedy/drama about a young man rocked by news that his elderly father has terminal cancer and a young male lover.
Mike Mills directed, with Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Miranda de Pencier, Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen serving as producers of the Focus Features movie.
Beginners, whose cast also includes Melanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller and Keegan Boos, also won the best ensemble performance award.