The IFP Gotham Awards, selected by distinguished juries and presented in New York City, the home of independent film, are the first honors of the film awards season. This public showcase honors the filmmaking community, expands the audience for independent films, and supports the work that IFP does behind the scenes throughout the year to bring such films to fruition. The ceremony will occur on Monday, November 27 and will be available live online at with host John Cameron Mitchell. The 2017 Gotham tributes were Jason Blum, Sofia Coppola, Al Gore, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, and Ed Lachmann.

Best Feature

  • “Call Me by Your Name” – Luca Guadagnino, director; Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • “The Florida Project” – Sean Baker, director; Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou, producers (A24)
  • “Get Out” – Jordan Peele, director; Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm, Jr., Jordan Peele, producers (Universal Pictures)
  • “Good Time” – Josh and Benny Safdie, directors; Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas, Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, producers (A24)
  • “I, Tonya” – Craig Gillespie, director; Bryan Unkeless, Steven Rogers, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, producers (NEON)

Best Documentary

  • “Ex Libris – The New York Public Library” – Frederick Wiseman, director and producer (Zipporah Films)
  • “Rat Film” – Theo Anthony, director; Riel Roch-Decter, Sebastian Pardo, producers (MEMORY and Cinema Guild)
  • “Strong Island” – Yance Ford, director; Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes, producers (Netflix)
  • “Whose Streets?” – Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis, directors; Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis, Jennifer MacArthur, Flannery Miller, producers (Magnolia Pictures)
  • “The Work” – Jairus McLeary, director; Alice Henty, Eon McLeary, Jairus McLeary, Miles McLeary, producers (The Orchard and First Look Media)

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

  • Maggie Betts – “Novitiate” (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” (A24)
  • Kogonada – “Columbus” (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
  • Jordan Peele – “Get Out” (Universal Pictures)
  • Joshua Z Weinstein – “Menashe” (A24)

Best Screenplay

  • “The Big Sick” – Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (Amazon Studios)
  • “Brad’s Status” – Mike White (Amazon Studios)
  • “Call Me by Your Name” – James Ivory (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • “Columbus” – Kogonada (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
  • “Get Out” – Jordan Peele (Universal Pictures)
  • “Lady Bird” – Greta Gerwig (A24)

Best Actor*

  • Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” (A24)
  • James Franco – “The Disaster Artist” (A24)
  • Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” (Universal Pictures)
  • Robert Pattinson – “Good Time” (A24)
  • Adam Sandler – “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” (Netflix)
  • Harry Dean Stanton – “Lucky” (Magnolia Pictures)

Best Actress*

  • Melanie Lynskey – “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” (Netflix)
  • Haley Lu Richardson – “Columbus” (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
  • Margot Robbie – “I, Tonya” (NEON)
  • Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” (A24)
  • Lois Smith – “Marjorie Prime” (FilmRise)

Breakthrough Actor

  • Mary J. Blige – “Mudbound” (Netflix)
  • Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me by Your Name” (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Harris Dickinson – “Beach Rats” (NEON)
  • Kelvin Harrison, Jr. – “It Comes at Night” (A24)
  • Brooklynn Prince – “The Florida Project” (A24)

* Special Gotham Jury Award For Ensemble Performance

  • “Mudbound” – Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, and Jonathan Banks.

Breakthrough Series – Long Form

  • “Atlanta” – Donald Glover, creator; Donald Glover, Dianne McGunigle, Paul Simms, executive producers (FX Networks)
  • “Better Things” – Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K., creators; Dave Becky, M. Blair Breard, Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon, executive producers (FX Networks)
  • “Dear White People” – Justin Simien, creator; Yvette Bowser, Justin Simien, Stephanie Allain, Julia Lebedev, executive producers (Netflix)
  • “Fleabag” – Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator; Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, executive producers (Amazon)
  • “Search Party” – Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter, creators; Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, executive producers (TBS)

Breakthrough Series – Short Form

  • “555” – Kate Berlant, Andrew DeYoung and John Early, creators (Vimeo)
  • “Inconceivable” – Joel Ashton McCarthy, creator (YouTube)
  • “Junior” – Zoe Cassavetes, creator (Blackpills and VICE)
  • “Let Me Die a Nun” – Sarah Salovaara, creator (Vimeo)
  • “The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes” – Nancy Andrews, creator (YouTube)

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