Gotham Awards: Winners List (Updating Live) – Hollywood Reporter
Netflix’s The Lost Daughter, directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, dominated the 2021 Gotham Awards in New York on Monday night.
The film, which went into the event as a five-time nominee, won four awards, including the top prize of best feature.
Meanwhile, fellow Netflix title, Passing, which also had five nominations, went home empty-handed as did three-time nominee Test Pattern, from Kino Lorber.
Apple’s CODA won two of the three awards for which it was nominated.
On the TV side, the Gotham Awards honored buzzy new series Squid Game and Reservation Dogs with its two breakthrough series awards.
When accepting the award, Squid Game producer Kim Ji Yeon said, “We’ve experienced so many miracles since we launched this show…and the biggest of them is how much love and support you all have shown to a foreign language series with a very strange title.”
Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk reminisced about his long journey to get the film made and then how quickly it became a hit. “When I wrote this script it was 2009, 12 years ago. I did my best but nobody liked it,” he said. “People said it’s unrealistic, it’s too violent, it’s absurd, it’s weird. It took 12 years to make this show and show it to the people. And it took less than 12 days to become the No. 1 show on the planet. What can I say? It’s a miracle.”
For this year’s awards, the performance categories are now gender-neutral and the Gothams added two more TV categories.
Recent Gotham Award winners have included Oscar winners Nomadland, Marriage Story, American Factory, Moonlight, Spotlight and Birdman.
At the start of the show, CODA star Emilia Jones took home the award for breakthrough performer. “When you’re making a movie about a culture that you don’t belong to, it’s important to surround yourself with people who are a part of it. And on CODA, we surrounded ourselves with the best: Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur and Daniel Durant,” Jones thanked her costars, who are members of the deaf community. “They took me under their wing the minute they met me.”
Julianne Moore and Spencer director Pablo Larraín presented Kristen Stewart with the performer tribute award.
“To work opposite her is to feel truly seen and partnered. She elevates everything,” Moore said. ”What she presents onscreen and in life is sometimes challenging to people because it’s like she’s skinless. She demonstrates a truth that can feel uncomfortable, but cool at the same time because she’s cool right. I mean, there’s no one cooler than her.”
“Kristen changed my life,” Larraín added. “You’re a fucking miracle of cinema.”
“I would first like to commend the Gotham Awards for eliminating gender from their awards categories because true talent shines through the constructs meant to separate us,” said Asia Kate Dillon presenting the award for outstanding performance in a new series, an award that was ultimately awarded to two nominees: Ethan Hawke in The Good Lord Bird and Thuso Mbedu in The Underground Railroad.
“I’ve never been nominated where the male and female performances were not separated and it’s a very powerful thing to see these clips and see us not defined by our gender,” Hawke said in his acceptance speech. “I wish that the women in this room had as many opportunities as the men. Directors don’t get differentiated by gender. I never understood why actors do, so I’m so proud to share this award. It’s a really beautiful moment actually.”
Following his win, Hawke presented the tribute award to his friend and fellow actor Peter Dinklage.
“I got a lot of my native brothers and sisters out there tonight,” Mark Ruffalo said while presenting Jane Campion with her tribute award. “It’s so good to see you guys where you belong, telling stories.”
Reservation Dogs, an FX comedy centered on modern life on a native reservation, went on to win for breakthrough series short format.
“So white people have long ass speeches and y’all been saying these speeches for way too fuckin’ long,” said Reservation Dogs creator and executive producer Sterlin Harjo. “We love you, we’re here for you, don’t fuckin talk so long. Jesus Christ.”
“The only reason I was able to create this show is because of my friend Taika Waititi,” Harjo praised his co-creator. “No one gave a fuck about Indians before that and Taika walked into FX and said make this show happen. Thank you very much FX for letting us do it.”
“I want you all to remember, we’re on Wall Street right now,” Harjo called attention to the show’s venue in New York City. “Everyone think about Wall Street. There were indigenous people that lived here and they fuckin’ came here and gave them beads and tricked them into giving up their land. And then they built a wall to keep them out of their land and that’s why it’s called Wall Street. They built a fuckin’ wall to keep our people out of that land. I want you all to remember that. That’s what they did to us. Remember Trump tried to build a wall? They did that a long time ago to keep native people out of this land.”
Maggie Gyllenhaal secured her second award for the night for the Bingham Ray breakthrough director award.
“It’s expensive to make movies,” said Gyllenhaal in her second acceptance speech. “Movies cost a lot of money, you can write them but someones gotta make them. So then the question becomes, what is valuable? Is women telling stories that resonate between us, valuable? And is it high art? And is it appealing to men? To see women that actually look like their wives or their sisters or their mothersup on screen? I think the lineup of films being celebrated here tonight says ‘yeah, it fuckin’ is.’”
A full list of this year’s winners and nominees follows.
The Lost Daughter Maggie Gyllenhaal, director; Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Talia Kleinhendler, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Charles Dorfman, producers (Netflix) (WINNER)
The Green Knight David Lowery, director; Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, David Lowery, Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page, producers (A24)
Summer Of Soul (… Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, director; Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent, David Dinerstein, producers (Searchlight Pictures, Onyx Collective, Hulu)
Best International Feature
Drive My Car Ryusuke Hamaguchi, director; Teruhisa Yamamoto, producer (Sideshow and Janus Films) (WINNER)
Azor Andreas Fontana, director; Eugenia Mumenthaler, David Epiney, producers (MUBI)
The Souvenir Part II Joanna Hogg, director; Ed Guiney, Emma Norton, Andrew Low, Joanna Hogg, Luke Schiller, producers (A24)
Titane Julia Ducournau, director; Jean-Christophe Reymond, producer (NEON)
What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? Alexandre Koberidze, director; Mariam Shatberashvili, producers (MUBI)
The Worst Person in the World Joachim Trier, director; Thomas Robsham, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, producers (NEON)
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Lost Daughter (Netflix) (WINNER)
Edson Oda for Nine Days (Sony Pictures Classics)
Rebecca Hall for Passing (Netflix)
Emma Seligman for Shiva Baby (Utopia Distribution)
Shatara Michelle Ford for Test Pattern (Kino Lorber)
The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal (Netflix) (WINNER)
The Card Counter, Paul Schrader (Focus Features)
El Planeta, Amalia Ulman (Utopia Distribution)
The Green Knight, David Lowery (A24)
Passing, Rebecca Hall (Netflix)
Red Rocket, Sean Baker & Chris Bergoch (A24)
Outstanding Lead Performance (TIE)
Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter (Netflix) (WINNER)
Frankie Faison in The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (Gravitas Ventures)(WINNER)
Michael Greyeyes in Wild Indian (Vertical Entertainment)
Brittany S. Hall in Test Pattern (Kino Lorber)
Oscar Isaac in The Card Counter (Focus Features)
Taylour Paige in Zola (A24)
Joaquin Phoenix in C’mon C’mon (A24)
Simon Rex in Red Rocket (A24)
Lili Taylor in Paper Spiders (Entertainment Squad)
Tessa Thompson in Passing (Netflix)
Outstanding Supporting Performance
Troy Kotsur in CODA (Apple) (WINNER)
Reed Birney in Mass (Bleecker Street)
Jessie Buckley in The Lost Daughter (Netflix)
Colman Domingo in Zola (A24)
Gaby Hoffmann in C’mon C’mon (A24)
Marlee Matlin in CODA (Apple)
Ruth Negga in Passing (Netflix)
Emilia Jones in CODA (Apple) (WINNER)
Natalie Morales in Language Lessons (Shout! Studios)
Rachel Sennott in Shiva Baby (Utopia Distribution)
Suzanna Son in Red Rocket (A24)
Amalia Ulman in El Planeta (Utopia Distribution)
Breakthrough Series – Long Format (over 40 minutes)
Squid Game, Kim Ji-yeon, Hwang Dong-hyu, executive producers (Netflix)(WINNER)
The Good Lord Bird, Ethan Hawke, Mark Richard, creators; James McBride, Brian Taylor, Ryan Hawke, Ethan Hawke, Jason Blum, Albert Hughes, Mark Richard, Marshall Persinger, David Schiff, executive producers (Showtime)
It’s a Sin, Russell T Davies, creator; Russell T Davies, Peter Hoar, Nicola Shindler, executive producers (HBO Max)
Small Axe, Steve McQueen, creator; Tracey Scoffield, David Tanner, Steve McQueen, executive producers (Amazon Studios)
The Underground Railroad, Barry Jenkins, Colson Whitehead, creators; Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Colson Whitehead, Jacqueline Hoyt, executive producers (Amazon Studios)
The White Lotus, Mike White, creator; Mike White, David Bernad, Nick Hall, executive producers (HBO Max/HBO)
Breakthrough Series – Short Format (under 40 minutes)