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Dec 1, 2015

IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards 2015


Director Tom McCarthy's acclaimed SPOTLIGHT came out on top at this year's Gothams with three wins. It won best picture, Screenplay (as predicted) and a special jury award for its cast. This proves it to be a film to watch out for during the season which of course has begun (welcome December aka awards madness curtain raiser). The best Actor prize went to an actor for a performance which needs and deserves any attention that it could get for its brilliance. Paul Dano for LOVE & MERCY. Hoping for more to come. Bel Powley won best actress for her performance in THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL. A big surprise considering she was up with Brie Larson and Cate Blanchett, the former was my prediction. The indie film TANGERINE won the audience award as well as the deserved Breakthrough Actor award for Mya Taylor. Please check out the full list of winners below:

Best Feature:

Best Actor:
Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)

Best Actress:
Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl)

Best Screenplay:
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight)

Best Documentary:
The Look of Silence (Signe Byrge Sorensen and Joshua Oppenheimer)

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award:
Jonas Carpignano (Mediterranea)

Best Breakthrough Actor:
Mya Taylor (Tangerine)

Gotham Jury Award:
Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci (Spotlight)

Gotham Independent Film Audience Award:

Film Tribute Award:
Steve Golin
Todd Haynes
Helen Mirren
Robert Redford

Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Directors 'Live the Dream' Award:
Chanelle Aponte Pearson (195 Lewis)