The 28th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project, will be held on November 26, 2018. The nominees were announced on October 18, 2018.Actors Willem Dafoe and Rachel Weisz, director Paul Greengrass and producer Jon Kamen will receive tribute awards.
Event name: Gotham Independent Film Awards 2018
Date: Sun, Nov 25 • 7:30 PM EST
As the first major awards ceremony of the season, the Gotham Awards play a key role in elevating certain performances and films into the awards conversation. Some smaller films that might have slipped under the radar in the cinemas are given attention, and put into the conversation for major awards in the coming months. Films like Bisbee ’17, Skate Kitchen, and Where Is Kyra? (which all screened at SIFF Cinema) make this list, alongside arthouse darlings First Reformed, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, and The Favourite.
-Beth Barrett | SIFF Artistic Director
The awards will be held on Monday, November 26, 2018 in New York City.
If Beale Street Could Talk
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You
Crystal Moselle, Skate Kitchen
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
Paul Schrader, First Reformed
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Ben Foster, Leave No Trace
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Lakeith Stanfield, Sorry to Bother You
Glenn Close, The Wife
Michelle Pfeiffer, Where is Kyra?
Special Jury Award For Ensemble Performance
The Favourite: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz
Thomasin Harcourt, Leave No Trace
Kiki Layne, If Beale Street Could Talk
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade