Sundance: ‘Whiplash’ Sweeps Top Dramatic Awards

January 26, 2014 3:46 AM

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Sundance: ‘Whiplash’ Sweeps Top Dramatic Awards

Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash,” starring Miles Teller as a success-obsessed jazz drummer who struggles under the harsh tutelage of his conductor, swept the jury and audience awards at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Awards on Saturday night, a year after the director’s short of the same name won an award at the festival.

Chazelle thanked Sundance for making the award possible, and his composer for helping with the music. He initially made the short on his own because “no one wants to make a movie about a jazz drummer.”

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