2018 Gotham Awards Winners: The Full List

Awards season kicks off with a big upset and some surprise acting wins.

by | November 27, 2018 | Comments

The 2018 Gotham Independent Film Awards were awarded Monday night in New York. It was a night of big surprises, with Chloe Zhao’s The Rider taking home the top prize, besting Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, and Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk for Best Feature. (Marvel fans should be excited – Zhao has been tapped to direct The Eternals.)

Ethan Hawke took home the Best Actor trophy for First Reformed, while Toni Collette took the best actress honor with horror film Hereditary. Capping off a stellar evening for boutique distributor A24, director Bo Burnham and star Elise Fisher were also winners, and Schrader won for best screenplay. The full list of winners are below.

Best Feature

Best Actor

Adam Driver


Ben Foster

Leave No Trace

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Ethan Hawke

First Reformed

LaKeith Stanfield

Sorry to Bother You

Best Actress

Glenn Close

The Wife

Kathryn Hahn

Private Life

Regina Hall

Support the Girls

Toni Collette


Michelle Pfeiffer

Where is Kyra?

Breakthrough Actor

KiKi Layne

If Beale Street Could Talk

Helena Howard

Madeline’s Madeline

Elsie Kate Fisher

Eighth Grade

Thomasin McKenzie

Leave No Trace

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award


Crystal Moselle

Skate Kithcen

Bo Burnham

Eighth Grade

Boots Riley

Sorry to Bother You

Breakthrough Series – Long Form

Best Screenplay

Best Documentary

Jury Award for Ensemble Performance

Audience Award

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