2018 Gotham Independent Film Awards: Complete Winners List

The 2018 Gotham Independent Film Awards took place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City Monday evening. The Oscar race is still taking form but there were definitely a couple of surprises.

The Favourite was expected to take Best Feature given its rising profile and buzz. In addition, the organization had already announced it was bestowing a special Gotham Jury Award to Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz for their ensemble performance in the film. However, Chloé Zhao’s Western drama The Rider took the prize. She wasn’t even on hand to accept the award.

The Rider producer Molly Asher accepted the award saying, “I know that she never in a million years, the modest person that she is, would have thought that we would have won this. We made the movie with six people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.”

Another surprise occurred in the Best Actress category. The heavy favorite for Oscar glory come February 2019 is Glenn Close. She’s long overdue with six Oscar nominations but with no win. Not to mention she reportedly delivers an acting tour de force in The Wife. Close better watch out because Toni Collette is hot on her heels. The Aussie actress won Best Actress for Hereditary.

Check out all the winners below.

2018 Gotham Awards Nominations

Best Feature
First Reformed
The Favorite
Madeline’s Madeline
If Beale Street Could Talk
The Rider – WINNER

Best Documentary
Bisbee ‘17
Hale County This Morning, This Evening – WINNER
Minding the Gap
Shirkers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade – WINNER
Ari Aster, Hereditary
Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You
Crystal Moselle, Skate Kitchen
Jennifer Fox, The Tale

Best Screenplay
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favorite
Cory Finley, Thoroughbreds
Paul Schrader, First Reformed – WINNER
Tamara Jenkins, Private Life
Andrew Bujalski, Support the Girls

Best Actor
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Ben Foster, Leave No Trace
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed – WINNER
Lakeith Stanfield, Sorry to Bother You

Best Actress
Glenn Close, The Wife
Toni Collette, Hereditary – WINNER
Kathryn Hahn, Private Life
Regina Hall, Support the Girls
Michelle Pfeiffer, Where is Kyra

Special Jury Award For Ensemble Performance
The Favourite: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz – WINNER

Breakthrough Actor
Thomasin Harcourt, Leave No Trace
Helena Howard, Madeline’s Madeline
Kiki Layne, If Beale Street Could Talk
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade – WINNER
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma

Breakthrough Series – Long Form
Alias Grace
Big Mouth
The End of the F***ing World
Killing Eve – WINNER
Pose
Sharp Objebts

Breakthrough Series – Short Form
195 Lewis – WINNER
Cleaner Daze
Distance
The F Word
She’s the Ticket

Audience Award
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – WINNER