'Moonlight' darling of Gotham Awards

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  • “Moonlight” became the first to win four awards
  • Casey Affleck wins best actor, Isabelle Huppert is actually best actress

The movie about a man navigating his life growing up black along with gay in a rough Miami neighborhood took home several honors Monday night at the 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.

“Moonlight” won best feature, best screenplay, the Gotham Audience Award, along using a special jury award for ensemble performance.

Those wins made that will the first film inside history of the ceremony to win four awards along with the first to win both best feature along with the audience award inside same year.

Casey Affleck took home the best actor prize for his performance in “Manchester by the Sea” along with Isabelle Huppert won best actress for her role in “Elle.”

The Gotham Awards, held in completely new York City, honor the best in independent film.

Below is actually a list of This particular year’s winners.

Best Feature


Best Documentary

“O.J.: Made in America”

IFP Gotham Audience Award


Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert in “Elle” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Actor

Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Screenplay


Breakthrough Actor

Anya Taylor-Joy in “The Witch”

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Trey Edward Shults for “Krisha”

Breakthrough Series — Long Form

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Breakthrough Series — Short Form

“Her Story”

Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance


'Moonlight' darling of Gotham Awards

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