November 28, 2017
awards season

'Get Out' Takes the Night With 3 Wins at the 2017 Gotham Awards

Let the awards season begin.

Last night marked the 27th annual edition of IFP's Gotham Independent Film Awards and, while it's getting less and less clear what exactly constitutes an "independent film", it's becoming more and more clear that the awards are an incredibly accurate forecast for what Oscar night will turn out to be. Take last year's award winners for example: Barry Jenkins' Moonlight won Best Screenplay and Best Feature, Casey Affleck won Best Actor, and OJ: Made in America won Best Documentary. 

This year, Jordan Peele's Get Out went into the ceremony as the leader with four nominations, after what can only be described as an amazing year for independent film. The horror/comedy/documentary was followed closely by Greta Gerwig's acclaimed directorial debut Lady Bird and Kogonada's Columbus, which had three nominations each.

Get Out ended up winning three out of four of the categories it was nominated for, only losing out to the night's other big winner, Call Me By Your Namefor Best Feature. You can check out all the winners, as well as links to our coverage of their films, in the recap below.

"Call Me By Your Name" Credit: Sony Pictures Classics

Best Feature

  • Call Me by Your Name (WINNER)
  • The Florida Project
  • Get Out
  • Good Time
  • I, Tonya

More on the nominees for Best Feature:

Best Documentary

  • Strong Island (WINNER)
  • Ex Libris - The New York Public Library 
  • Rat Film
  • Whose Streets?
  • The Work

More about the nominees for Best Documentary:

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

  • Jordan Peele for Get Out (WINNER)
  • Maggie Betts for Novitiate
  • Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird
  • Kogonada for Columbus
  • Joshua Z Weinstein for Menashe

More about the nominees for Best Director:

"Get Out" Credit: Universal Pictures

Best Screenplay

  • Get Out - Jordan Peele (WINNER)
  • The Big Sick - Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani 
  • Brad’s Status - Mike White
  • Call Me by Your Name - James Ivory 
  • Columbus - Kogonada 
  • Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig 

More about the nominees for Best Screenplay: 

Best Actor

  • James Franco in The Disaster Artist (WINNER)
  • Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project
  • Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out
  • Robert Pattinson in Good Time
  • Adam Sandler in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
  • Harry Dean Stanton in Lucky

More about the nominees for Best Actor: 

Best Actress

  • Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird (WINNER)
  • Melanie Lynskey in I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore 
  • Haley Lu Richardson in Columbus 
  • Margot Robbie in I, Tonya
  • Lois Smith in Marjorie Prime

"Lady Bird" Credit: A24

Breakthrough Actor

  • Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name (WINNER)
  • Mary J. Blige in Mudbound
  • Harris Dickinson in Beach Rats
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr. in It Comes at Night 
  • Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project

More about the nominees for Breakthrough Actor: 

Breakthrough Series - Long Form

  • Atlanta (WINNER)
  • Better Things
  • Dear White People
  • Fleabag
  • Search Party

More about the nominees for Breakthrough Series: 

"Atlanta" Credit: FX Networks

Breakthrough Series - Short Form

  • The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes  (WINNER)
  • 555
  • Inconceivable
  • Junior
  • Let Me Die a Nun

​​More about the nominees for Breakthrough Series - Short Form: 

Audience Award

  • Get Out (WINNER)
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Columbus
  • Ex Libris - The New York Public Library
  • The Florida Project
  • Good Time
  • I, Tonya
  • Lady Bird
  • Menashe
  • Novitiate
  • Rat Film
  • Strong Island
  • Whose Streets?
  • The Work

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