Several films that met or exceeded the criteria for “woke” excellence at the secular, politically correct, mountain-air Sundance Film Festival were honored this evening. All hail the PRPIA (People’s Republic of Progressive, Inclusive Agendas) along with those who’ve embraced the right kind of change-oriented, Time’s Up-embracing, gay-celebrating, forward-looking social values that Sundance culture approves of.

The only Sundance ’18 films that were honored this evening and which I personally saw and liked were Ethan Hawke’s Blaze and Jeremiah Zagar‘s We, The Animals.

To what extent will the films honored this evening penetrate or at least become known among the sprawling, sea-level culture of megaplex popcorn-munchers and couch streamers? Five words: The twains will never meet.

U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION: Grand Jury Prize: The Miseducation of Cameron Post; Audience Award: Burden; Directing: Sara Colangelo, The Kindergarten Teacher; Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Christina Choe, Nancy; Special Jury Award for Outstanding First Feature: Reinaldo Marcus Green, Monsters and Men; Special Jury Award for Excellence in Filmmaking: I Think We’re Alone Now; Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting: Benjamin Dickey, Blaze.

U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION: Grand Jury Prize: Kailash; Directing: Alexandria Bombach, On Her Shoulders; Audience Award: The Sentence; Special Jury Award for Social Impact: Crime + Punishment; Special Jury Award for Creative Vision: Hale County This Morning, This Evening; Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking: Minding the Gap; Special Jury Award for Storytelling: Three Identical Strangers.

WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC COMPETITION: Grand Jury Prize: Butterflies; Audience Award: The Guilty; Directing Award: Ísold Uggadóttir, And Breathe Normally; Special Jury Award for Acting: Valeria Bertucecelli, The Queen of Fear; Special Jury Award for Screenwriting: Julio Chavezmontes & Sebastián Hofmann, Time Share; Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting: Dead Pigs.