2015 Gotham Independent Winners Announced

Spotlight wins Best Feature and Best Screenplay.

by | November 30, 2015 | Comments

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

Jonas Carpigano


John Magary

The Mend

Josh Mond

James White

Best Screenplay

Phyllis Nagy


Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner

Love & Mercy

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer


Noah Baumbach

While We're Young

Best Actor

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

Mya Taylor


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
  • Bradly Martin

    If Paul Dano won something I’m assuming these awards are for the films that get next to no marketing, love, or publiclity during award season?

  • Adeline Evans

    I am so happy about Paul Dano and Mr. Robot winning. I love both of them

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