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Sundance Film Festival: 'Birth of a Nation' Wins Grand Jury and Audience Award

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    Nate Parker, the director, star and producer of "The Birth of a Nation," accept the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award for the film during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Nate Parker continued his victory lap around the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night when "The Birth of a Nation" took both the U.S. drama grand jury prize and the Audience Award.

    The historical slave rebellion drama had already broken the acquisition record when Fox Searchlight scooped it up for a cool $17.5 million, and quickly became the must-see of the festival, commanding reported $100 offers for tickets.

    "I've poured everything that I am into making it," Parker said following the film's premiere on Monday. "I made this film for one reason, with hope of creating change agents, that people could watch this film and be affected." Top Celeb Pics: Jimmy Kimmel To Host OscarsTop Celeb Pics: Jimmy Kimmel To Host Oscars

    Other big winners of the evening included the Anthony Weiner documentary "Weiner," which took home the U.S. documentary grand jury prize, and "Jim: The James Foley Story," which won the U.S. documentary audience award.

    Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan also won the U.S. dramatic directing award for their wildly divisive film "Swiss Army Man" about a man stranded on an island (Paul Dano) who discovers a flatulent corpse (Daniel Radcliffe).

    The 32nd Sundance Film Festival wraps on Sunday.

    Other winners:

    U.S. drama, grand jury prize: "The Birth of a Nation."

    U.S. drama, audience award: "The Birth of a Nation."

    U.S. drama, directing award: "Swiss Army Man."

    U.S. drama, special jury award: "As You Are."

    U.S. drama, special jury award for breakthrough performance: Joe Seo for "Spa Night."

    U.S. drama, special jury award for individual performance: Melanie Lynskey for "The Intervention."

    U.S. drama, special jury award for individual performance: Craig Robinson for "Morris from America."

    U.S. documentary, grand jury prize: "Weiner."

    U.S. documentary, audience award: "Jim: The James Foley Story."

    U.S. documentary, directing award: "Life, Animated."

    U.S. documentary, special jury award for editing: "NUTS!"

    U.S. documentary, special jury award for social impact filmmaking: "Trapped."

    U.S. documentary, special jury award for writing: "Kate Plays Christine."

    U.S. documentary, special jury award for vérité filmmaking: "The Bad Kids."

    Alfred P. Sloan feature film prize: "Embrace of the Serpent."

    Waldo Salt screenwriting award: "Morris from America."

    World cinema drama, grand jury prize: "Sand Storm."

    World cinema drama, audience award: "Between Sea and Land."

    World cinema drama, directing award: "Belgica."

    World cinema drama, special jury award for acting: Vicky Hernandez and Manolo Cruz for "Between Sea and Land."

    World cinema drama, special jury award for screenwriting: "Mi Amiga del Parque."

    World cinema drama, special jury award for unique vision and design: "The Lure."

    World cinema documentary, grand jury prize: "Sonita."

    World cinema documentary, audience award: "Sonita."

    World cinema documentary, directing award: "All These Sleepless Nights."

    World cinema documentary, special jury award for debut feature: "When Two Worlds Collide."

    World cinema documentary, special jury award for cinematography: "The Land of the Enlightened."

    World cinema documentary, special jury award for editing: "We Are X."

    NEXT, audience award: "First Girl I Loved."