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:
Moonlight – Directed by Barry Jenkins
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
SPECIAL GOTHAM JURY AWARD
Cast of Moonlight
O.J.: Made in America – Directed by Ezra Edelman
BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD
Trey Edward Shults – Krisha
Anya Taylor-Joy – The Witch
Moonlight – Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; Screenplay by Barry Jenkins
BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – LONGFORM
BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – SHORTFORM