The 25th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards honored the best in independent film on Monday night, with Spotlight taking home three awards, followed closely by Tangerine, which won two.
In addition to winning Best Feature and Best Screenplay, Spotlight was also previously announced as the recipient of a special Gotham Jury Award, given to Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, and Brian D’Arcy James for their ensemble work in the film about The Boston Globe‘s 2002 investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic priests.
Tangerine, about a pair of transgender prostitutes, won the Audience Award, as well as a Breakthrough Actor honor for young star Mya Taylor.
The Diary of a Teenage Girl led this year’s nominees with four nods, and took home one award: In an upset, Bel Powley beat out Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Lily Tomlin, Kristen Wiig, and Blythe Danner for Best Actress.
See the full list of winners below:
Todd Haynes, director; Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley, producers (The Weinstein Company)
Marielle Heller, director; Anne Carey, Bert Hamelinck, Madeline Samit, Miranda Bailey, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)
Josh and Benny Safdie, directors; Oscar Boyson, Sebastian Bear-McClard, producers (RADiUS)
Tom McCarthy, director; Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Pagan Faust, producers (Open Road Films)
Sean Baker, director; Darren Dean, Shih-Ching Tsou, Marcus Cox & Karrie Cox, producers (Magnolia Pictures)
Amanda Rose Wilder, director; Jay Craven, Robert Greene, Amanda Rose Wilder, producers (Kingdom County Productions)
Matthew Heineman, director; Matthew Heineman, Tom Yellin, producers (The Orchard and A&E IndieFilms)
Laurie Anderson, director; Dan Janvey, Laurie Anderson, producers (Abramorama and HBO Documentary Films)
Stevan Riley, director; John Battsek, RJ Cutler, George Chignell, producers (Showtime Documentary Films)
Joshua Oppenheimer, director; Signe Byrge Sørensen, producer (Drafthouse Films)
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Breakthrough Series – Long Form
Breakthrough Series – Short Form
Check out our interiews with many of the nominees below: