Gotham Awards: ‘Moonlight’ Won Big; Complete Winners List

By AI Creative Media

The film awards season has officially begun, and “Moonlight” appears to be on a glorious path. Directed by Barry Jenkins, the movie won best feature at the 26th annual Gotham Independent Awards on Monday. “Moonlight”, which chronicles the life of a young black man as he struggles in rough neighborhood of Miami, also won best screenplay, best ensemble and the audience awards, a good start to boost the movie’s momentum towards next year’s Academy Awards.

The 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards honors the best independent filmmaking, and were hosted by Keegan-Michael Key on Monday night at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

In additiona to the competitive awards, the night also paidtributes to actors Amy Adams and Ethan Hawke, director Oliver Stone and producer Arnon Milchan

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Best Feature

Best Actor
Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert in Elle

Audience Award

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America

Best Screenplay
Moonlight, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; Screenplay by Barry Jenkins

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Trey Edward Shults for Krisha

Breakthrough Actor
Anya Taylor-Joy in The Witch

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

Breakthrough Series — Longform
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Breakthrough Series — Shortform
Her Story