Gotham Independent Film Awards 2016: Complete List of Winners

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The 2016 were given out this week and the ceremony gave us a sneak peek at what we can expect during this year’s competitive awards season. Barry Jenkins’ opus of identity and love, Moonlight won big nabbing honors for Best Feature, Best Screenplay, and previously announced Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance. Meanwhile Casey Affleck, despite the recently resurfacing of his sexual harassment allegations, won for his starring role in Manchester by the Sea.

Other winners include Isabelle Hupert for her role in Paul Verhoeven’s controversial drama Elle as well as Anya Taylor-Joy for her breakout role in The Witch. The complete list of winners can be read below.


 

Best Actor

*WINNER: Casey Affleck, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA*
Jeff Bridges, HELL OR HIGH WATER
Adam Driver, PATERSON
Joel Edgerton, LOVING
Craig Robinson, MORRIS FROM AMERICA

Best Actress

Kate Beckinsale, LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
Annette Bening, 20TH CENTURY WOMEN
*WINNER: Isabelle Huppert, ELLE*
Ruth Negga, LOVING
Natalie Portman, JACKIE

Breakthrough Actor

Lily Gladstone,CERTAIN WOMEN
Lucas Hedges, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Royalty Hightower, THE FITS
Sasha Lane, AMERICAN HONEY
*WINNER: Anya Taylor-Joy, THE WITCH*

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Robert Eggers, THE WITCH
Anna Rose Holmer, THE FITS
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, SWISS ARMY MAN
*WINNER: Trey Edward Shults, KRISHNA*
Richard Tanne, SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU

Best Screenplay

HELL OR HIGH WATER, Taylor Sheridan
LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, Whit Stillman
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, Kenneth Lonergan
*WINNER: MOONLIGHT, story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; screenplay by Barry Jenkins*
PATERSON, Jim Jarmusch

Special Jury Award For Ensemble Performance (previously announced)

MOONLIGHT, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, and Ashton Sanders

Breakthrough Series—Short Form

THE GAY AND WONDROUS LIFE OF CALEB GALLO (YouTube)
WINNER: HER STORY (herstoryshow.com)
THE MOVEMENT (Mic)
SITTING IN BATHROOMS WITH TRANS PEOPLE (Seriously.TV)
SURVIVING (YouTube)

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