2016 Gotham Awards Winners: ‘Moonlight’ Earns Top Honors

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Moonlight star Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali in A24’s ‘Moonlight.’

The 26th Annual Gotham Awards were held on November 28, 2016 in New York City with Keegan-Michael Key (Keanu, Don’t Think Twice) as host. The Gotham Awards given out by the Independent Filmmaker Project kicked off the 2016 awards season by recognizing Moonlight with four wins including Best Picture. Other independent films earning attention from the group included Manchester by the Sea and Krisha.


In addition to recognizing the best in independent films, the IFP gave special awards to Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke, Oliver Stone, and Arnon Milchan.

2016 IFP Gotham Awards Winners:

BEST FEATURE
Moonlight – Directed by Barry Jenkins

BEST ACTOR
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

BEST ACTRESS
Isabelle Huppert – Elle

SPECIAL GOTHAM JURY AWARD
Cast of Moonlight

BEST DOCUMENTARY
O.J.: Made in America – Directed by Ezra Edelman

BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD
Trey Edward Shults – Krisha

BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR
Anya Taylor-Joy – The Witch

BEST SCREENPLAY
Moonlight – Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; Screenplay by Barry Jenkins

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – LONGFORM
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – SHORTFORM
Her Story




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