Monday’s Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony didn’t produce too many surprises.
The Native American-centered Songs My Brothers Taught Me, written and directed by Chloé Zhao, was granted $25,000 as part of the Spotlight on Women Filmmakers.
Here are all the female Gotham 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 – For the fourth consecutive year, IFP is proud present the euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers “Live the Dream” grant, a $25,000 cash award for an alumna of IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs. This grant aims to further the careers of emerging women directors by supporting the completion, distribution and audience engagement strategies of their first feature film.
Chloé Zhao, director, Songs My Brothers Taught Me
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)