The 2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards were handed out Monday night at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Jordan Peele's racially themed horror film Get Out was the night's big winner, with three nods including best screenplay and the audience award. Call Me by Your Name, the story of a gay romance between a 17-year-old and a 24-year-old grad student, also had a big night and took home the best feature honor.
Get Out went into the show with a leading four nominations, followed by Greta Gerwig's acclaimed directorial debut Lady Bird and Kogonada's Columbus, which had three noms each. Other multiple nominees included Call Me by Your Name, The Florida Project, Good Time and I, Tonya, all of which were up for best feature. Dee Rees' Mudbound earned two nods, including a special jury award for ensemble performance, which was given to actors Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan and Jonathan Banks. Those totals don't include the audience award, voted on by IFP members from the films nominated for best feature, best documentary and breakthrough director.
On the TV side, the Gotham Awards, which two years ago started recognizing small-screen fare, nominated Atlanta, Better Things, Dear White People, Fleabag and Search Party for its breakthrough series – longform award.
In addition to the competitive awards, previously announced tributes also were given to Get Out producer Jason Blum, actors Nicole Kidman and Dustin Hoffman, director Sofia Coppola, cinematographer Ed Lachman and former Vice President Al Gore. Additionally, Michael Kenneth Williams received a "Made in NY" award.
Recent Gotham Award winners have included Oscar nominees and winners Moonlight, Spotlight, Birdman, Boyhood, Citizenfour, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Act of Killing, Moonrise Kingdom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Beginners, The Tree of Life, Winter’s Bone and The Hurt Locker.