BIRDMAN, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore Top 2014 Gotham Awards; Winners List!
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation's premier member organization of independent storytellers, presented the 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP this evening, December 1, 2014. The awards were emceed by Academy Award nominated actress Uma Thurman. Scroll down for the full list of winners!
Award presenters for the evening included Patricia Arquette, Will Arnett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Heather Graham, Ethan Hawke, Scarlett Johansson, Catherine Keener, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Amy Schumer, Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, Marisa Tomei and Miles Teller.
As the first major awards ceremony of the film season, the Gotham Awards provide critical early recognition and media attention to worthy independent films. The awards are also unique for their ability to assist in catapulting award recipients prominently into national awards season attention, including recent winners and ultimate Oscar contenders.
24th ANNUAL GOTHAM INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD WINNERS:
Julianne Moore in Still Alice (Sony Pictures Classics)
- Laura Poitras, director; Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky, producers (RADiUS, Participant Media, and HBO Documentary Films)
Spotlight on Women Filmmakers "Live the Dream" Grant
Chloé Zhao, director, Songs My Brothers Taught Me
Independent Film Audience Award
- Richard Linklater, director; Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, producers
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Ana Lily Amirpour for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Kino Lorber)
Tessa Thompson in Dear White People (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)
About IFP - The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) champions the future of storytelling by connecting artists with essential resources at all stages of development and distribution. The organization fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent storytelling community through its year-round programs, which include Independent Film Week, Filmmaker Magazine, the Gotham Independent Film Awards and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, a new incubator space developed with the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. IFP represents a growing network of 10,000 storytellers around the world, and plays a key role in developing 350 new feature and documentary works each year. During its 35-year history, IFP has supported over 8,000 projects and offered resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers, including Debra Granik, Miranda July, Michael Moore, Dee Rees, and Benh Zeitlin. More info at www.ifp.org.
About the Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP - The Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP, selected by distinguished juries and presented in New York City, the home of independent film, are the first honors of the film awards season. This public showcase honors the filmmaking community, expands the audience for independent films, and supports the work that IFP does behind the scenes throughout the year to bring such films to fruition. For information: gotham.ifp.org.