The 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:
Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea"
Isabelle Huppert, "Elle"
SPECIAL GOTHAM JURY AWARD
Cast of "Moonlight"
"O.J.: Made in America"
BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD
Trey Edward Shults, "Krisha"
Anya Taylor-Joy, "The Witch"
"Moonlight," story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; screenplay by Barry Jenkins
BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – LONGFORM
BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – SHORTFORM
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