The Gotham Independent Film Awards Gala took place Monday night in New York, where the drama “Marriage Story” with Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson prevailed in all the categories it was nominated for, including “Best Feature.”
The feature movie, written and directed by Noah Baumbach (Oscar-nominated for the screenplay “The Squid and the Whale”), is a deep and sensitive portrait of a falling apart marriage and a family that stays together.
“Marriage Story,” which will be released by Netflix on December 6, has been a screenwriter for the best actor category, Adam Driver, and received the audience award.
In the category “best feature film” were also nominated “The Farewell”, by Lulu Wang, “Hustlers”, by Lorene Scafaria, “Uncut Gems”, by Josh Safdie, and “Waves” by Trey Edward Shults.
Of the “The Farewell”, “Uncut Gems” and “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”, which received three nominations, only “The Farewell” was nominated a winner in a category – best actress (Awkwafina).
Netflix production “American Factory”, directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, was nominated for the best documentary.
When it comes to television productions, “When They See Us” was imposed among the series, and “PEN15” among the miniseries.
Honorary trophies were received by actors Laura Dern and Sam Rockwell, director Ava DuVernay and FilmNation CEO Glen Basner. Disabled rights activist, Jason DaSilva, filmmaker, received the Made in New York trophy.
The nominations for the Gotham Awards are decided by committees made up of film critics, festival programmers, and curators. The winners are chosen by juries made up of writers, directors, actors, producers, and other industry professionals.