‘Marriage Story’ Tops Gotham Awards; Full Winners List

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The Gotham Independent Film Awards were handed out Monday night at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, where Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story won all four awards it was nominated for, including the top prize of best feature.

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The Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver starrer, which follows a divorcing couple negotiating custody of their son, also won best screenplay for Baumbach and best actor for Driver. Marriage Story took home the audience award — voted on by IFP members — as well.

 

The Farewell, Uncut Gems and The Last Black Man in San Francisco went into the evening with three nominations each,  but The Farewell was the only film of the group to win an award — best actress honors for leading lady Awkwafina.

 

Films nominated for two awards included Clemency, Diane, High Flying Bird and Midsommar.

 

On the TV side, When They See Us won in the breakthrough series longform category, while PEN15 prevailed in the shortform category.

 

Previously announced tribute awards went to actors Laura Dern and Sam Rockwell; director Ava DuVernay; and FilmNation CEO Glen Basner. Dern has a supporting role in Marriage Story, while DuVernay wrote, directed and executive produced When They See Us. Additionally, Emmy-winning filmmaker and disability rights activist Jason DaSilva received a Made in New York award.

 

Gotham Award nominees are selected by committees of film critics, journalists, festival programmers and film curators. Separate juries of writers, directors, actors, producers, editors and others directly involved in making films determine the final award recipients.

 

Recent Gotham Award winners have included Oscar nominees and winners Call Me by Your Name, Moonlight, Spotlight, Birdman, Boyhood, Citizenfour, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Act of Killing, Moonrise Kingdom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Beginners, The Tree of Life, Winter’s Bone and The Hurt Locker.

A list of winners is below.

‘Marriage Story’ Tops Gotham Awards; Full Winners List     

2019 IFP Gotham Awards – Winners

BEST FEATURE

Marriage Story (Netflix)

BEST ACTOR

Adam Driver
Marriage Story (Netflix)

BEST ACTRESS

Awkwafina
The Farewell (A24)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

American Factory
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, directors; Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert, Julie Parker Benello, producers (Netflix)

BEST SCREENPLAY

Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach

BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR

Taylor Russell
Waves (A24)

AUDIENCE AWARD 

Marriage Story (Netflix)

BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD

Laure De Clermont-Tonnerre
The Mustang (Focus Features)

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – SHORT FORM

PEN15
Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, Sam Zvibleman, creators; Anna Konkle, Sam Zvibleman, Debbie Liebling, Gabe Liedman, Marc Provissiero, Brooke Pobjoy, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Becky Sloviter, Shelley Zimmerman, Brin Lukens, Jordan Levin, executive producers (Hulu)

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – LONG FORM

When They See Us
Ava DuVernay, creator; Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Berry Welsh, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, executive producers (Netflix)

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   Gotham Awards
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