Riz Ahmed Wins Best Actor, Nomadland takes top prize at Gotham Awards

Nicole Beharie wins Best Actress, and Amazon nabs four trophies at the 30th Gotham Independent Awards.

by | January 11, 2021 | Comments

Gotham Awards Logo

(Photo by IFP)

The 30th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were awarded Monday night in New York during a semi-live virtual broadcast. The Gothams honor films that encapsulate every facet of modern independent cinema and pay tribute to the industry’s best, including a tear-jerking tribute to Chadwick Boseman and stunned acceptance speeches from people like The Forty-Year-Old Version writer/director Radha Blank, who took home the prize for Best Screenplay. Amazon led the night with four wins, followed by HBO and Searchlight Pictures with two each.

Riz Ahmed took home the Best Actor trophy for his visceral performance of a drummer losing his hearing in Sound of Metal, while Nicole Beharie took Best Actress for her turn in the Texas pageant queen drama Miss Juneteenth. Newcomer Kingsley Ben-Adir was awarded the Breakthrough Actor prize for his role as Malcolm X in One Night in Miami, adding to a landmark year for representation as people of color took home prizes in most of the top categories. See below for the full list of winners.

Best Feature

Best Actor

Riz AhmedSound of Metal – WINNER
Chadwick BosemanMa Rainey’s Black Bottom
Jude LawThe Nest
John MagaroFirst Cow
Jesse PlemonsI’m Thinking of Ending Things

Best Actress

Nicole BeharieMiss Juneteenth – WINNER
Jessie BuckleyI’m Thinking of Ending Things
Youn Yuh-jungMinari
Carrie CoonThe Nest
Frances McDormandNomadland

Breakthrough Actor

Jasmine BatchelorThe Surrogate
Kingsley Ben-AdirOne Night in Miami – WINNER
Sidney FlaniganNever Rarely Sometimes Always
Orion LeeFirst Cow
Kelly O’SullivanSaint Frances

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Radha BlankThe Forty-Year-Old Version
Channing Godfrey PeoplesMiss Juneteenth
Alex ThompsonSaint Frances
Carlo Mirabella-DavisSwallow
Andrew PattersonThe Vast of Night – WINNER

Breakthrough Series – Long Form

Breakthrough Series – Short Form

Best Screenplay

Best Documentary

Best International Feature

Jury Award for Ensemble Performance

Audience Award

Thumbnail image by ©Amazon

On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.

Tag Cloud

crime drama Starz BET Awards Music Lionsgate Certified Fresh pirates of the caribbean 24 frames ID CMT natural history Premiere Dates crossover ViacomCBS CBS Creative Arts Emmys TV One LGBT The Walking Dead archives Box Office NBC 99% SXSW hispanic TCA Winter 2020 concert Esquire FXX Rom-Com Adult Swim Trivia documentaries Film crime thriller Sci-Fi Disney Plus ratings Film Festival Apple TV Plus Mary Poppins Returns Crackle Alien Black History Month GLAAD remakes worst movies ghosts trailers YouTube Red theme song Ellie Kemper Bravo elevated horror zombie NYCC book CBS All Access 2019 Musicals period drama Nominations Binge Guide Family japanese Hear Us Out TIFF 2020 DC Comics American Society of Cinematographers VOD stand-up comedy Lifetime Christmas movies werewolf quibi comics franchise Star Wars adventure FX on Hulu name the review chucky documentary Paramount ITV Netflix 21st Century Fox YA Netflix Christmas movies kong Amazon Studios sitcom TV renewals video on demand french HBO Pet Sematary king kong Awards Ghostbusters Academy Awards Pirates New York Comic Con MCU facebook toronto IFC The Walt Disney Company casting slashers Countdown best YouTube cancelled TV shows Black Mirror dragons ABC Reality Competition transformers Television Academy Nat Geo Comedy Central news Discovery Channel Pride Month Western sequels game show Masterpiece a nightmare on elm street ABC Family mockumentary kids Marvel LGBTQ dogs comic books classics BET television serial killer nature Year in Review Holidays joker critics zombies MSNBC docudrama TCA 2017 popular police drama Emmys medical drama Podcast First Reviews Dark Horse Comics Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TCA Awards travel OWN obituary composers Crunchyroll Anna Paquin romance Song of Ice and Fire Disney streaming service Mary poppins DirecTV worst criterion hollywood Captain marvel Grammys HBO Max prank vampires Winners Video Games italian screenings versus spanish based on movie monster movies Mary Tyler Moore Amazon docuseries spain award winner A24 christmas movies robots E3 comiccon nfl Britbox 2017 Classic Film binge Writers Guild of America rotten The Witch 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards PlayStation AMC Thanksgiving disaster E! deadpool films 20th Century Fox DC Universe SundanceTV TruTV Hallmark Christmas movies San Diego Comic-Con miniseries dark movies razzies Brie Larson strong female leads Polls and Games The CW Fox News scary movies FX directors Fall TV Nickelodeon cults APB VH1 Kids & Family child's play Baby Yoda indie die hard Calendar WGN SDCC kaiju Mudbound series movie Epix Heroines Reality Paramount Plus TCA Holiday superman Christmas Stephen King adaptation finale space MTV war Trophy Talk 4/20 Watching Series Endgame Horror TNT football Mystery Spike 007 CW Seed psycho See It Skip It GoT TCM Logo Photos children's TV BBC aliens venice Turner Classic Movies emmy awards james bond Fantasy technology National Geographic BBC One cancelled Comics on TV historical drama Superheroe Funimation Hulu halloween tv Sneak Peek screen actors guild women blockbuster Cosplay Walt Disney Pictures richard e. Grant biography Oscars sequel fast and furious golden globes Character Guide parents Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Disney+ Disney Plus jamie lee curtis black telelvision Awards Tour sports spanish language Musical History Food Network Best and Worst Pop what to watch CNN Syfy YouTube Premium TLC Lifetime DC streaming service independent stop motion Animation reviews blaxploitation Apple cooking PBS halloween President Biopics Fox Searchlight true crime Sundance Now thriller australia Marvel Television Sundance blockbusters Set visit RT History Elton John OneApp IFC Films cancelled television TBS revenge Travel Channel doctor who GIFs 2015 universal monsters free movies USA Network breaking bad Action batman Cartoon Network Disney Channel animated hidden camera mission: impossible all-time Rocketman canceled dramedy Warner Bros. scorecard spider-man cars Tubi BAFTA political drama diversity El Rey comic Pop TV First Look The Purge BBC America Shondaland dceu toy story Universal rotten movies we love mutant rt archives 2016 festivals south america fresh Schedule FOX Disney Marvel Studios Marathons spy thriller satire 72 Emmy Awards Mindy Kaling 2021 Election cinemax Tarantino twilight asian-american nbcuniversal Apple TV+ Sundance TV Red Carpet dc zero dark thirty Valentine's Day Star Trek Tomatazos Sony Pictures Martial Arts social media DGA green book cats A&E justice league Lucasfilm comedies Avengers Television Critics Association latino Chernobyl spinoff Exclusive Video Superheroes USA Women's History Month streaming ESPN Drama game of thrones reboot HBO Go The Arrangement stoner singing competition 2018 Turner cancelled TV series boxing Summer The Academy WarnerMedia Ovation rom-coms talk show sag awards renewed TV shows witnail Shudder X-Men cops Legendary Hallmark Toys TV Opinion Teen harry potter anthology TV Land hist Interview Comic Book Peacock Country Broadway Rocky indiana jones Winter TV Pixar Freeform RT21 Spectrum Originals Quiz Amazon Prime golden globe awards jurassic park video politics Cannes canceled TV shows laika teaser Trailer Comedy Infographic VICE Columbia Pictures Emmy Nominations boxoffice 71st Emmy Awards Acorn TV romantic comedy Extras festival tv talk Rock godzilla unscripted foreign Spring TV Arrowverse Vudu Super Bowl ABC Signature PaleyFest Showtime anime 45 Amazon Prime Video cartoon psychological thriller Tumblr crime supernatural superhero science fiction discovery Paramount Network