Gotham Awards 2015 Live Blog – ‘Spotlight’ Leads With Wins Including Best Feature

Giving Oscar deteriorate a pre-holidays flog off, The 25th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards happened tonight, with a garb play Spotlight and a made-on-a-literal dime indie Tangerine holding home a many awards.

Spotlight, chronicling a Boston Globe’s groundbreaking review that unclosed systemic passionate abuse within a Catholic Church, won three. Tom McCarthy Josh Singer won best screenplay, and a film also grabbed Best feature. A special jury esteem for garb expel was also presented to Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James, Liev Schreiber, and Billy Crudup, with Keaton and Ruffalo vocalization for a fabricated cast, both profitable reverence to a reporters decorated in a film.

Tangerine, that follows trans people and sex workers on a fringes of society, and was filmed regulating iPhones, won twice. Trans singer Mya Taylor took home a Breakthrough Actor award, and a film itself won a Audience Award.

No other hopeful won some-more than once, not astonishing in a year full of clever contenders. The Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow adult to his 2012 docu The Act Of Killing, that examines a slow informative mishap from a scandalous Indonesian killings of 1965–66. won for Best Documentary. Bel Powley astounded obervers, violence out complicated favorites Lily Tomlin and Cate Blanchett to take home Best Actress for her spin as Minnie Goetze in Diary of a Teenage Girl. Paul Dano won Best Actor for portraying Brian Wilson in Love Mercy. Meanwhile, Jonas Carpigano won Breakthrough Director for Mediterranea.

The Gotham Awards denounced several new honors tonight as well. Breakthrough Series – Short Form, honoring online programming, went to a British comedic brief array Shugs Fats. The Gothams also respected longform television, giving Breakthrough Series – Long Form to USA Networks critically acclaimed Mr. Robot a price. Meanwhile, Ellen Cotter of Angelika Film Center Theaters took home a initial Gotham Appreciation Award for her museum bondage work compelling eccentric film.

Four reverence awards were also handed out, with Spotlight and Mr. Robot writer Steve Golin, Carol executive Todd Haynes, as good as Helen Mirren and Robert Redford on palm to accept their honors. Mirren, introduced with a charming, rather scurrilous debate by Robert Di Niro supposed with impertinence of her own, riffing off of Di Niro’s introduction and sketch large laughs, afterwards apropos some-more critical when she decried what she called “chickensh*t domestic censorship,” and used her time to call courtesy to a light of cursed Saudi Poet Ashraf Fayadh. Redford, meanwhile, deeply humbled, recounted his prolonged career and a time he was reminded he isn’t as special as he thinks.

Broadcast live on a web from Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. Broad City twin Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer hosted, and while their set during times felt a bit like it had been put together a night before, they were as desirable as ever, and fit good with a loose, f-bomb complicated atmosphere that benefitted from being online where TV censors can’t panic over language. The uncover felt a small overlong during scarcely 3 hours long, including an break for dinner, though was altogether a lively, tainted bit of entertainment. More like this, please.

Last year’s rite valid a decent prognosticator of Oscar excellence in several categories, with Birdman winning for Best Feature, a Snowden documentary Citizenfour holding home a Best Documentary award, and Julianne Moore winning Best Actress for her purpose in Still Alice. In addition, Boyhood won a assembly award. We’ll see if a same binds loyal in 2016 for Spotlight.