Moonlight wins big at Gotham film awards

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Moonlight took home 4 prizes at the Gotham Independent film awards in New York.

The coming-of-age drama won best feature, best screenplay, best ensemble and the audience award.

The film is directed by Barry Jenkins and stars Naomie Harris amongst newcomers Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders and Alex R Hibbert.

Other winners at the Gotham Awards included Casey Affleck, who won best actor for his role in Manchester by the Sea, while Isabelle Huppert was named best actress for her performance in Paul Verhoeven’s Elle.

Check out the Moonlight trailer below and read our 5 star review here.

See the full winners list below:

Best Feature
Barry Jenkins, director; Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, producers (A24)

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America
Ezra Edelman, director; Caroline Waterlow, Ezra Edelman, Tamara Rosenberg, Nina Krstic, Deirdre Fenton, Erin Leyden, producers (ESPN Films)

Breakthrough Series – Long Form
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna, creators; Marc Webb, Rachel Bloom, Aline Brosh McKenna, Erin Ehrlich, executive producers (The CW)

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert in Elle (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Studios)

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Trey Edward Shults for Krisha (A24)

Best Screenplay
Moonlight, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; Screenplay by Barry Jenkins (A24)

Breakthrough Series – Short Form
Her Story, Jen Richards and Laura Zak, creators (

Breakthrough Actor
Anya Taylor-Joy in The Witch (A24)

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