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The Gotham Independent Award Winners

The Gotham Independent Award Winners

Here are the winners of Monday night’s Gotham awards.

While the New York Film Critics skipped out on “Birdman,” for whatever reason, the Gothams came through for the Alejandro González Iñárritu film, awarding it best feature and actor Michael Keaton.

The NYFCC did go with “Boyhood” for their best feature, as well as director Richard Linklater and best supporting actress Patricia Arquette. Both groups awarded Laura Poitras’ acclaimed Edward Snowden documentary “CITIZENFOUR.”

Gotham Award Tributes went to Tilda Swinton, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, and “Foxcatcher” director Bennett Miller; in what seems to be a pattern (see Indie Spirits), a special Gotham Jury Award was presented to Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum for their ensemble performance in “Foxcatcher” (Sony Pictures Classics). 
Below is the full list of winners:
Best Feature
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Best Documentary
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Ana Lily Amirpour for “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” 
Best Actor
Michael Keaton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” 
Best Actress
Julianne Moore in “Still Alice” 
Breakthrough Actor
Tessa Thompson in “Dear White People
Gotham Independent Film Audience Award

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