26th Gotham Independent Film Awards winners

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The winners of the 26th Gotham Independent Awards were announced last night during a ceremony which took place at Cipriani Hall Street in New York City, New York.

The awards initially started as a way of honoring independent films from the Northwestern Region of the United States. From 2004 onwards, it broadened their scope to include the international film scene.

The Gotham Independent Film Awards are a part of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), which is described as “the largest membership organization in the United States dedicated to independent film” and was founded in 1979.

Here is the full list of winners in the film award categories:

BEST FEATURE
MOONLIGHT

BEST DOCUMENTARY
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA

BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD
TREY EDWARD SHULTS for “Krisha”

BEST SCREENPLAY
TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY (story) and BARRY JENKINS (screenplay) for “Moonlight”

BEST ACTOR
CASEY AFFLECK in “Manchester By the Sea”

BEST ACTRESS
ISABELLE HUPPERT in “Elle”

BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR
ANA TAYLOR-JOY in “The Witch”

GOTHAM INDEPENDENT AUDIENCE AWARD
MOONLIGHT

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