List Of Winners At Gotham Awards – Predictions For The Oscars 2017


Everybody has heard about the Academy Awards, but few know about the Gotham Awards. Now in it’s 26th year, this is the event that marks the winning of motion pictures inclined towards indie films. And yet, why is it so important? If the past is anything to go by, those who won big at the Gotham Awards later became favorites at the Oscars and won the grandest awards from the Academy.

For example, Best Feature winners at the Gotham awards, two years in a row, went on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards – Birdman (2014) and Spotlight (2015).

So while February 2017 will witness another flurry of Hollywood award nights, this silent influencer quietly came and went, taking place in the last days of November. This year, the Gotham Awards saw a clear winner for a film that picked up awards in different categories, including winning the biggest title of the night, that’s right – Best Feature. That film is Moonlight.

Check out the complete list of winners of the Gotham Awards 2016



Best Feature

Certain Women

Everybody Wants Some!!

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight – WINNER


Best Documentary


I Am Not Your Negro

O.J.: Made in America – WINNER





Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Robert Eggers – The Witch

Anna Rose Holmer – The Fits

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Swiss Army Man

Trey Edward Shults – Krisha – WINNER

Richard Tanne – Southside with You

Best Screenplay

Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water

Whit Stillman – Love & Friendship

Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea

Barry Jenkins (Screenplay), Tarell Alvin McCraney (Story) – Moonlight – WINNER

Jim Jarmusch – Paterson

Best Actor

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea – WINNER

Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

Adam Driver – Paterson

Joel Edgerton – Loving

Craig Robinson – Morris from America

Best Actress

Kate Beckinsale – Love & Friendship

Annette Bening – 20th Century Women

Isabelle Huppert – Elle – WINNER

Ruth Negga – Loving

Natalie Portman – Jackie

Breakthrough Actor

Lily Gladstone – Certain Women

Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea

Royalty Hightower – The Fits

Sasha Lane – American Honey

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Witch – WINNER



Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance




Breakthrough Series – Long Form

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – WINNER

The Girlfriend Experience

Horace and Pete

Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Master of None

Breakthrough Series – Short Form

The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo – YouTube

Her Story – – WINNER

The Movement –

Sitting in Bathrooms with Trans People – Seriously.TV

Surviving – YouTube

Gotham Independent Film Audience Award



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