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:
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD
TREY EDWARD SHULTS for “Krisha”
TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY (story) and BARRY JENKINS (screenplay) for “Moonlight”
CASEY AFFLECK in “Manchester By the Sea”
ISABELLE HUPPERT in “Elle”
ANA TAYLOR-JOY in “The Witch”
GOTHAM INDEPENDENT AUDIENCE AWARD