winners//26th GOTHAM AWARDS

AWARDS COVERAGE




Manchester by the Sea led the pack with four nominations going into tonight's 26th Independent Gotham Awards, an award ceremony celebrating independent film, as heralded by the Independent Filmmaker Project. But it was Oscar favorite Moonlight that took the night away, picking up multiple awards, including Best Feature and a Special Jury Award for the Ensemble Cast.

Hosted by Keegan-Michael Key, the Gotham Awards were handed out at Cipriani Wall Street, including career tributes to Amy Adams and Oliver Stone, and helping usher in the true start to the award season.

The Gotham Awards' Best Feature winner is especially important to look at, considering the winner of the award has gone on to win the Best Picture prize at the Academy Award the past two years. Could this be Moonlight's official push into Oscardom?

Complete list of winners:

BEST FEATURE

MOONLIGHT
Barry Jenkins, director
Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, producers
(A24)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
Ezra Edelman, director
Caroline Waterlow, Ezra Edelman, Tamara Rosenberg, Nina Krstic, Deirdre Fenton, Erin Leyden, producers
(ESPN Films)

BEST 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)

BEST ACTRESS

Isabelle Huppert
ELLE
(Sony Pictures Classics)

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
(Amazon Studios)

BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD

Trey Edward Shults
KRISHA
(A24)

BEST SCREENPLAY

MOONLIGHT
Tarell Alvin McCraney, story by
Barry Jenkins, screeplay by
(A24)

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES - SHORT FORM

HER STORY
Jen Richards, Laura Zak, creators
(herstoryshow.com)

BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR

Anya Taylor-Joy
THE WITCH
(A24)

SPECIAL JURY AWARD - ENSEMBLE CAST

Cast of MOONLIGHT

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