Tuesday, 29 November 2016


Buzz online has been flitting between Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight as the likely winner of the two big American indie film organizations' 2016 awards. We'll have to wait until February to discover which triumphs (if either) with Film Independent, but we know now that it's the latter that has done so with the Gotham Independent Film Awards. Check out their nominations at this link, and their award winners below:

Best Feature
Moonlight (Dede Gardner, Barry Jenkins, Jeremy Kleiner and Adele Romanski)

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Screenplay
Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman, Deirdre Fenton, Nina Krstic, Erin Leyden, Tamara Rosenberg and Caroline Waterlow)

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Trey Edward Shults (Krisha)

Best Breakthrough Actor
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)

Audience Award

Special Gotham Jury Award for Ensemble Performance
Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, Andre Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monae, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes and Ashton Sanders (Moonlight)

Gotham Jury Tributes
Amy Adams
Ethan Hawke
Arnon Milchan
Oliver Stone