Moonlight Rules The Gotham Awards Moonlight Rules The Gotham Awards
Barry Jenkins' critically-acclaimed drama Moonlight scored big at the Gotham Awards. Check out what prizes it claimed right here. Moonlight Rules The Gotham Awards

Recently picked up by Altitude Films for its UK release in February, Moonlight has already made a lasting impression on the festival circuit with its tender coming-of-age narrative of one African-American man struggling to come to terms with his sexuality in the 1980s.

Taking place in the heart of New York at Cipriani Wall Street, the Barry Jenkins effort starring Naomie Harris (Spectre) and Mahershala Ali (Marvel’s Luke Cage) dominated this year’s Gotham Independent Awards, scooping four wins including the much-coveted Best Feature.

Picturehouse Central in London is hosting an exclusive preview screening of Moonlight on Monday, 5th December with Barry Jenkins in attendance for a Q&A. Tickets can be purchased here.

An annual awards show which is now in its 26th year, there were also significant nods for Kenneth Lonergan’s critically acclaimed drama Manchester By The Sea (released in the UK from 13th January 2017) with Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone) winning Best Actor and Paul Verhoeven’s (Total Recall) new film Elle (in UK cinemas from 10th March 2017) screen starlet Isabelle Huppert (Amour) as he won Best Actress for her latest performance.

The full list of winners are as follows:

BEST FEATURE:

MOONLIGHT*

PATERSON

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

EVERYBODY WANTS SOME

CERTAIN WOMEN

AUDIENCE AWARD:

MOONLIGHT*

ENSEMBLE CAST AWARD:

MOONLIGHT*

BEST DOCUMENTARY:

O.J: MADE IN AMERICA*

TOWER

WEINER

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

CAMERAPERSON

BEST ACTOR:

CASEY AFFLECK – MANCHESTER BY THE SEA*

CRAIG ROBERTSON – COMING FROM AMERICA

ADAM DRIVER – PATERSON

JOEL EDGERTON – LOVING

JEFF BRIDGES – HELL OR HIGH WATER

BEST ACTRESS:

ISABELLE HUPPERT – ELLE*

KATE BECKINSALE – LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP

ANNETTE BENING – 20TH CENTURY WOMEN

NATALIE PORTMAN – JACKIE

RUTH NEGGA – LOVING

BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR:

ANYA TAYLOR-JOY – THE WITCH*

LUCAS HEDGES – MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

ROYALTY HIGHTOWER – THE FITS

SASHA LANE – AMERICAN HONEY

LILY GLADSTONE – CERTAIN WOMEN

BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR:

TREY EDWARD SHULTS – KRISHA*

ROBERT EGGERS – THE WITCH

ANNA ROSE HOLMER – THE FITS

DANIEL KWAN/DANIEL SCHEINERT – SWISS ARMY MAN

RICHARD TANNE – SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU

BEST SCREENPLAY:

BARRY JENKINS – MOONLIGHT*

WHIT STILLMAN – LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP

TAYLOR SHERIDAN – HELL OR HIGH WATER

KENNETH LONERGAN – MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

JIM JARMUSCH – PATERSON

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – LONG FORM:

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND*

MASTER OF NONE

MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES

THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE

HORACE AND PETE

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – SHORT FORM:

HER STORY*

THE MOVEMENT

SURVIVING

SITTING IN BATHROOMS WITH TRANS PEOPLE

THE GAY AND WONDROUS LIFE OF CALEB GALLO

Source: The Guardian

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