Gotham Independent Film Awards

The Gotham Independent Film Awards will take place Monday, November 26, 2018.

If Beale Street Could Talk

As the first major awards ceremony of the season, the Gotham Awards play a key role in elevating certain performances and films into the awards conversation. Some smaller films that might have slipped under the radar in the cinemas are given attention, and put into the conversation for major awards in the coming months. Films like Bisbee '17, Skate Kitchen, and Where Is Kyra? (which all screened at SIFF Cinema) make this list, alongside arthouse darlings First Reformed, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, and The Favourite.

-Beth Barrett | SIFF Artistic Director

The awards will be held on Monday, November 26, 2018 in New York City.

Nominations:

Best Feature
First Reformed
The Favourite
If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Documentary
Bisbee '17
Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You
Crystal Moselle, Skate Kitchen

Best Screenplay
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
Paul Schrader, First Reformed

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
Michelle Pfeiffer, Where is Kyra?

Special Jury Award For Ensemble Performance
The Favourite: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz

Breakthrough Actor
Thomasin Harcourt, Leave No Trace
Kiki Layne, If Beale Street Could Talk
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade