Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The 2018 Gotham Independent Film Awards Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The 28th Gotham Independent Film Awards have announced their full list of winners representing the best in independent film for 2018.

​Click below to see the full list of winners.

Best Feature
The Favourite
First Reformed
If Beale Street Could Talk
Madeline’s Madeline
​The Rider

Best Actor
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Ben Foster – Leave No Trace
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Lakeith Stanfield – Sorry To Bother You

Best Actress
Glenn Close – The Wife
Toni Collette – Hereditary
Kathryn Hahn – Private Life
Regina Hall – Support The Girls
Michelle Pfeiffer – Where Is Kyra?

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Ari Aster – Hereditary
Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade
Jennifer Fox – The Tale
Crystal Moselle – Skate Kitchen
Boots Riley – Sorry To Bother You

Breakthrough Series – Long Form
Alias Grace
Big Mouth
The End Of The F***ing World
Killing Eve

Sharp Objects

Breakthrough Series – Short Form
195 Lewis
Cleaner Daze
The F Word
She’s The Ticket

Gotham Audience Award
Bisbee 17
Eighth Grade
The Favourite
First Reformed
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
If Beale Street Could Talk
Madeline’s Madeline
Minding The Gap
​The Rider
Skate Kitchen
Sorry To Bother You
The Tale
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Breakthrough Actor
Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Helena Howard – Madeline’s Madeline
Kiki Layne – If Beale Street Could Talk
Thomasin Harcourt Mackenzie – Leave No Trace

Best Screenplay
The Favourite
First Reformed
Private Life
Support The Girls

Best Documentary
Bisbee 17
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding The Gap
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Special Gotham Jury Award for ensemble performance – “The Favourite
*Award presented to actors Olivia Colman, Emma Stone & Rachel Weisz*

Tributes were given to Rachel Weisz, Jon Kamen, Paul Greengrass & Willem Dafoe.

The “Made In New York” Award was presented to Sandra Lee.

So what do you all think of the winners? How many did you predict correctly? Do you feel this gave a boost to any contenders vying for an Oscar nomination? Did you have any favorite speeches? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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