Gotham Independent Film Awards 2016

The 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project, were held on November 28, 2016.[1][2] The nominees were announced on October 20, 2016.[3] Actors Ethan Hawke and Amy Adams, director Oliver Stone and producer Arnon Milchan received tribute awards.[4][5][6] The ceremony was hosted by Keegan-Michael Key.[7]

26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards
DateNovember 28, 2016 (2016-11-28)
CountryUnited States
Presented byIndependent Filmmaker Project
Hosted byKeegan-Michael Key
Best Feature:Moonlight
Breakthrough Director:Trey Edward ShultsKrisha

Winners and nomineesEdit

Best FeatureEdit


Best DocumentaryEdit

O.J.: Made in America

Best ActorEdit

Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler – Manchester by the Sea

Best ActressEdit

Isabelle Huppert as Michèle Leblanc – Elle

Best ScreenplayEdit

Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraneyMoonlight

Breakthrough ActorEdit

Anya Taylor-Joy as Thomasin – The Witch

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director AwardEdit

Trey Edward ShultsKrisha

Breakthrough Series – Long FormEdit

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Breakthrough Series – Short FormEdit

Her Story

  • The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo
  • The Movement
  • Sitting in Bathrooms with Trans People
  • Surviving

Audience AwardEdit


Special Jury Award – Ensemble PerformanceEdit

MoonlightMahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, and Ashton Sanders

Spotlight on Women Filmmakers "Live the Dream" GrantEdit

Roxy Toporowych – Julia Blue

Made in NY AwardEdit

Gotham Appreciation AwardEdit

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME)

Gotham TributesEdit


  1. ^ Setoodeh, Ramin (November 28, 2016). "'Moonlight' Sweeps the Gotham Awards, Winning Best Film". Variety. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Erbland, Kate (November 28, 2016). "Gotham Awards 2016: Complete Winners List". IndieWire. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  3. ^ Cox, Gordon (October 20, 2016). "Gotham Awards Nominations 2016: 'Manchester By The Sea' Leads with Four". Variety. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  4. ^ Murthi, Vikram (September 7, 2016). "Amy Adams And Ethan Hawke To Receive Actor Tributes". IndieWire. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "Arnon Milchan to Receive Industry Tribute at 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards". Filmmaker Magazine. September 22, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  6. ^ Roshanian, Arya (October 27, 2016). "NYC Mayor's Office, Aziz Ansari, Judith Light to Be Honored at 2016 Gotham Awards". Variety. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  7. ^ Cox, Gordon (November 2, 2016). "Keegan-Michael Key to Host 2016 Gotham Awards". Variety. Retrieved February 19, 2017.

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