Winners // 26th GOTHAM INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS



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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