Announcing The 32nd Gotham Independent Film Awards Winners

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Last night the winners for the 32nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were handed out and I’m happy to start your Tuesday morning with this information if you are a follower of any kind of independent film. I have to admit that I stick to my main big screen Marvel Studios and Warner Brothers stuff for the most part and only get to the theater for those types of releases and I should look more into them based on my overall love of movies on the whole. Stuff for the future right? I’ve left the nominations listed alongside the winners and as you will notice a number of special awards were also given out. Enjoy.

Best Feature:
WINNER – Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Cathedral
Dos Estaciones

Best Screenplay:
WINNER – Tár – Todd Field
After Yang – Kogonada
Armageddon Time – James Gray
Catherine Called Birdy – Lena Dunham
Women Talking – Sarah Polley

Best Documentary Feature:
WINNER – All That Breathes
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
I Didn’t See You There
The Territory
What We Leave Behind

Best International Feature:
WINNER – Happening
The Banshees of Inisherin
Decision to Leave
Saint Omer

Breakthrough Director:
WINNER – Charlotte Wells – Aftersun
Elegance Bratton – The Inspection
Beth de Araújo – Soft & Quiet
Owen Kline – Funny Pages
Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovi? – Murina
Jane Schoenbrun – We’re All Going to the World’s Fair

Breakthrough Performer:
WINNER – Gracija Filipovi? – Murina as Julija
Anna Cobb – We’re All Going to the World’s Fair as Casey
Frankie Corio – Aftersun as Sophie
Anna Diop – Nanny as Aisha
Kali Reis – Catch the Fair One as Kaylee

Outstanding Lead Performance:
WINNER – Danielle Deadwyler – Till as Mamie Till-Mobley
Cate Blanchett – Tár as Lydia Tár
Dale Dickey – A Love Song as Faye
Colin Farrell – After Yang as Jake
Brendan Fraser – The Whale as Charlie
Paul Mescal – Aftersun as Calum Paterson
Thandiwe Newton – God’s Country as Sandra Guidry
Aubrey Plaza – Emily the Criminal as Emily Benetto
Taylor Russell – Bones and All as Maren Yearly
Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once as Evelyn Quan Wang

Outstanding Supporting Performance:
WINNER – Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once as Waymond Wang
Jessie Buckley – Women Talking as Mariche
Raúl Castillo – The Inspection as Laurence Harvey
Hong Chau – The Whale as Liz
Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway as James
Nina Hoss – Tár as Sharon Goodnow
Noémie Merlant – Tár as Francesca Lentini
Mark Rylance – Bones and All as Sully
Gabrielle Union – The Inspection as Inez French
Ben Whishaw – Women Talking as August Epp

* Special Awards *

Ensemble Tribute: Fire Island – Nick Adams, Joel Kim Booster, Margaret Cho, Tomás Matos, Torian Miller, Zane Phillips, Conrad Ricamora, Matt Rogers, James Scully, and Bowen Yang

Filmmaker Tribute: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Gotham Impact Salute: Venice Film Festival

Icon Tribute: Sidney Poitier (posthumous)

Industry Tribute: Jason Cassidy and Peter Kujawski

Innovator Tribute: Don Katz

Performer Tribute: Adam Sandler, Michelle Williams

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: While I’ve already pointed out my lack of background in Independent Cinema I have to say that the one thing I like so much about stuff like the Gotham Awards is the fact that you have a handy guide to something good when it comes to their winners list. This actually can also be applied to the other nominees since they were obviously compelling enough to be in contention for the awards they wanted. Perhaps when the holidays slow down the usual course of news I can surf around Netflix or one of the other streaming networks that I pay for and see what is up. What did you think of the winners circle my friends? Chime in down below if you think something else should have won because I’d love to hear what you think. See you next time, I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving if you are in the part of the world that celebrates it. I will see you again soon with something else and until then please stay safe out there.


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