Monday, November 28, 2022

The 2019 Gotham Independent Film Award (IFP) Winners

By Matt Neglia

The 29th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were held tonight in New York City (and yours truly had the honor of attending for the first time ever this year). They have  announced their full list of winners representing the best in independent film for 2019.

​Click below to see the full list of winners.

​Best Feature
THE FAREWELL
HUSTLERS
MARRIAGE STORY
UNCUT GEMS
WAVES

Best Documentary
AMERICAN FACTORY
APOLLO 11
THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY
MIDNIGHT TRAVELER
ONE CHILD NATION

Best Actress
AWKWAFINA in THE FAREWELL
ELISABETH MOSS in HER SMELL
MARY KAY PLACE in DIANE
FLORENCE PUGH in MIDSOMMAR
ALFRE WOODARD in CLEMENCY

Best Actor
WILLEM DAFOE in THE LIGHTHOUSE
ADAM DRIVER in MARRIAGE STORY
ALDIS HODGE in CLEMENCY
ANDRÉ HOLLAND in HIGH FLYING BIRD
ADAM SANDLER in UNCUT GEMS

Best Screenplay
LULU WANG for THE FAREWELL
TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY for HIGH FLYING BIRD
JIMMIE FAILS, JOE TALBOT and ROB RICHERT for THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
NOAH BAUMBACH for MARRIAGE STORY
ARI ASTER for MIDSOMMAR

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
LAURE DE CLERMONT-TONNERRE for THE MUSTANG
KENT JONES for DIANE
JOE TALBOT for THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
OLIVIA WILDE for BOOKSMART
PHILLIP YOUMANS for BURNING CANE

Breakthrough Actor
JULIA FOX in UNCUT GEMS
AISLING FRANCIOSI in THE NIGHTINGALE
CHRIS GALUST in GIVE ME LIBERTY
NOAH JUPE in HONEY BOY
JONATHAN MAJORS in THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
TAYLOR RUSSELL in WAVES

Breakthrough Series – Long Form
CHERNOBYL
DAVID MAKES MAN
MY BRILLIANT FRIEND
UNBELIEVABLE
WHEN THEY SEE US

Breakthrough Series – Short Form
PEN15
RAMY
RUSSIAN DOLL
TUCA & BERTIE
UNDONE

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 or on our Twitter account.

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

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