The Gotham Independent Awards took place in New York City on Monday night, held each year by the Independent Filmmaking Projects in order to shine the spotlight on smaller, independent films.
At this year’s 26th annual awards the big winner was “Moonlight”, director Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age story about a young African-American man, which took home four awards, including Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Ensemble and the Audience Award.
Other winners included Casey Affleck, who won Best Actor for his performance in “Manchester By the Sea”, and Isabelle Huppert, who took home Best Actress honours for “Elle”, while Amy Adams was presented with a career tribute award by Cate Blanchett.
Here’s the complete list of winners from the 26th annual Gotham Independent Awards:
“O.J.: Made in America”, Ezra Edelman, director; Caroline Waterlow, Ezra Edelman, Tamara Rosenberg, Nina Krstic, Deirdre Fenton, Erin Leyden, producers (ESPN Films)
Breakthrough Series – Long Form
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”, Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna, creators; Marc Webb, Rachel Bloom, Aline Brosh McKenna, Erin Ehrlich, executive producers (The CW)
Isabelle Huppert in “Elle” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea” (Amazon Studios)
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Trey Edward Shults for “Krisha” (A24)
“Moonlight”, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; Screenplay by Barry Jenkins (A24)
Breakthrough Series – Short Form
“Her Story”, Jen Richards and Laura Zak, creators (herstoryshow.com)
Anya Taylor-Joy in “The Witch” (A24)
“Moonlight”, Barry Jenkins, director; Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, producers (A24)