The 2014 Gotham Award Winners Announced!

The movie awards season is well underway with New York’s Gotham Awards winners announced and Birdman took out Best Feature. The big surprise is best Documentary which went to Citizenfour, the Edward Snowden flick, that snapped the prize from favourite Life Itself about film critic Roger Ebert. The trio of actors from Foxcatcher (Steve Carell, Channing Tatum & Mark Ruffalo) received a special Jury award for their performances and Julianne Moore begins her charge as Best Actress for Still Alice. Michael Keaton nabbed Best Actor for Birdman and Tessa Thompson took out Breakthrough actor for Dear White People. Boyhood nabbed the audience award.

Winners List via [The Wrap].

Best Feature
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” *WINNER
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“Love Is Strange”
“Under the Skin”

Best Documentary
“Citizenfour” *WINNER
“Life Itself”
“Point and Shoot”

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Ana Lily Amirpour for “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night)” *WINNER
James Ward Byrkit for “Coherence”
Dan Gilroy for “Nightcrawler”
Eliza Hittman for “It Felt Like Love”
Justin Simien for “Dear White People”

Best Actor
Bill Hader in “The Skeleton Twins”
Ethan Hawke in “Boyhood”
Oscar Isaac in “A Most Violent Year”
Michael Keaton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”  *WINNER
Miles Teller in “Whiplash”

Special Gotham Jury Award
Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum for their ensemble performance in “Foxcatcher”*WINNER

Best Actress
Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw in “Beyond the Lights”
Julianne Moore in “Still Alice” *WINNER
Scarlett Johansson in “Under the Skin”
Mia Wasikowska in “Tracks”

Breakthrough Actor
Riz Ahmed in “Nightcrawler”
Macon Blair in “Blue Ruin”
Ellar Coltrane in “Boyhood”
Joey King in “Wish I Was Here”
Jenny Slate in “Obvious Child”
Tessa Thompson in “Dear White People” * WINNER

Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream’ Grant
Garrett Bradley, director, “Below Dreams”
Claire Carré, director, “Embers”
Chloé Zhao, director, “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” *WINNER

Audience Award:
“Boyhood” *WINNER
“Dear White People”
“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“It Felt Like Love”
“Life Itself”
“Love Is Strange”
“Point and Shoot”
“Under the Skin”

Gotham Independent Film Awards