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Julianne Moore, Tessa Thompson, ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ Win at Gotham Awards

Julianne Moore, Tessa Thompson, 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' Win at Gotham Awards

Monday’s Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony didn’t produce too many surprises. 

Oscar frontrunners Julianne Moore and Laura Poitras took home the Best Actress and Best Documentary prizes, respectively, for Still Alice and CITIZENFOUR.

Ana Lily Amirpour’s festival favorite A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night received the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. 

Dear White People actress Tessa Thompson, who’ll next appear in Ava DuVernay’s Selma, won the Breakthrough Actor honor. 

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: 

Best Actress

Julianne Moore in Still Alice (Sony Pictures Classics) 

Best Documentary

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)

Breakthrough Actor
Tessa Thompson in Dear White People (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions) 

[via THR]

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