‘Nomadland’ Wins Gotham Awards’ Best Independent Feature Film

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Dino-Ray Ramos on January 11, 2021.

The Gotham Film and Media Institute’s 30th annual Gotham Awards took place on Monday night and although the ceremony was virtual, the joy of the independent film world was still felt from the live event from Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

IFP Executive Director Jeffrey Sharp welcomed the virtual audience and the night featured a handful of in-person presenters including Renee Elise Goldsberry, Cristin Milioti, Hunter Schafer, Padma Lakshmi, Michael Shannon and Noma Dumezweni as well as remote presenters such as Zachary Quinto, Lupita Nyong’o, Anthony Mackie, Rebecca Hall and Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre.

Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland took the honor for Best Feature and won the Gotham Audience Award. The Best Documentary was awarded to both Ramona Diaz’s A Thousand Cuts and Garrett Bradley’s Time. Fernanda Valadez’s Identifying Features nabbed the inaugural Gotham Award for Best International Feature. …

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Gotham Awards: ‘Nomadland’ Wins Best Feature, Audience Award

Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Hilary Lewis on January 11, 2021.

In an unusual time, the 2021 Gotham Awards presented an unconventional live and virtual hybrid event from New York on Monday night.

With Jeffrey Sharp, the executive director of Gotham Awards presenting organization, the Gotham Film and Media Institute, formerly known as IFP, in person along with a handful of presenters at a largely empty Cipriani Wall Street, and winners joining the show via live video, the 30th annual Gotham Awards honored a diverse group of projects and figures in independent film.

Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland won two awards–best feature and the audience award. Zhao, in particular, thanked the film festivals from the past year. …

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