2015 Gotham Independent Winners Announced

Spotlight wins Best Feature and Best Screenplay.

by | November 30, 2015 | Comments

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The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced the winners for the 25th edition of the Gotham Independent Film Awards this evening in a ceremony held in New York City and streamed live at ifp.org. The event was presented by Broad City‘s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Read through for the full list of winners and nominees.


Best Feature


Best Documentary


Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Desiree Akhavan

Appropriate Behavior
95%

Jonas Carpigano

Mediterranea
90%

John Magary

The Mend
78%

Josh Mond

James White
92%

Best Screenplay

Phyllis Nagy

Carol
94%

Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner

Love & Mercy
90%

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer

Spotlight
97%

Noah Baumbach

While We're Young
84%

Best Actor



Results


Paul Dano

Love & Mercy


Peter Sarsgaard

Experimenter


Best Actress


Blythe Danner

I’ll See You in My Dreams


Bel Powley

The Diary of a Teenage Girl


Kristen Wiig

Welcome to Me


Breakthrough Actor


Arielle Holmes

Heaven Knows What


Lola Kirke

Mistress America



Tangerine


Mya Taylor

Tangerine


Breakthrough Series – Long Form


Breakthrough Series – Short Form

  • Bee and PuppyCat – Natasha Allegri, creator
  • The Impossibilities – Anna Kerrigan, creator; Ashley Springer, Kati Rediger, producers
  • Qraftish – Christal and Black Girl Dangerous Media, Creators
  • Shugs and Fats – Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz, Creators
  • You’re So Talented – Sam Bailey, Creator; Samantha Lee, Mateo Gonzales, Producers

Spotlight on Women Directors “Live the Dream”Grant

  • Claire Carré – director, Embers
  • Deb Shoval – director, AWOL
  • Chanelle Aponte Pearson – director, 195 Lewis