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:
Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea
Isabelle Huppert in Elle
O.J.: Made in America
Moonlight, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; Screenplay by Barry Jenkins
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Trey Edward Shults for Krisha
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
Breakthrough Series — Shortform