MoonlightThe coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" continues to garner acclaim and position itself at the front of the Oscar race, winning the top prize at last night's Gotham Independent Film Awards.

The movie, directed by Barry Jenkins, tells the story of a poor, black, gay boy growing up in Miami through three distinct time periods. It won Best Feature, the Special Gotham Jury Award, and Best Screenplay.

Casey Affleck took home the Best Actor prize, cementing his status as a frontrunner to win an Oscar. "Elle" star Isabelle Hupper was named Best Actress.

Here's the full list of winners:

BEST FEATURE

"Moonlight"

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea"

BEST ACTRESS

Isabelle Huppert, "Elle"

SPECIAL GOTHAM JURY AWARD

Cast of "Moonlight"

BEST DOCUMENTARY

"O.J.: Made in America"

BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD

Trey Edward Shults, "Krisha"

BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR

Anya Taylor-Joy, "The Witch"

BEST SCREENPLAY

"Moonlight," story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; screenplay by Barry Jenkins

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – LONGFORM

"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – SHORTFORM

"Her Story"

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Moonlight
R2016
Based on 46 critics

A young man experiences the joy and pain of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality. Read More

December 6, 2016
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