By Creative Media TimesIndependent entertainment company A24 was also a big winner of the night, taking home five trophies including for “First Reformed”, “Eight Grade” and “Hereditary”. The 28th Annual 28th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards was held Monday night in New York City, kicking off the awards season.
Toni Colette took home Best Actress for Hereditary, while a special Jury Prize was given to the cast of The Favorite including Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz.
But the big surprise is “The Rider,” the little film that could with no major Hollywood studio names attached and a cast of actors playing versions of themselves, winning Best Feature.
Director Paul Greengrass, actors Willem Dafoe and Rachel Weisz, and producer Jon Kamen all received tribute awards.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Ethan Hawke in First Reformed (A24)
Toni Collette in Hereditary (A24)
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade (A24)
Breakthrough Series – Long Form
Breakthrough Series – Short Form
Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade (A24)
First Reformed, Paul Schrader (A24)
Hale County This Morning, This Evening–winner