“Marriage Story,” Awkwafina, Sandler Win Gotham Awards 2019

By Creative Media Times

Netflix

The awards season’s first major honors were handed Monday night, and it was Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” that emerged as the big winner, winning Best Feature and Best Actor for Adam Driver. In total, the Netflix release won 4 awards.

The 29th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

The big surprise however came in the form of Awkwafina, who won best actress for her stunning breakout performance in Lulu Wang’s critically acclaimed family drama “The Farewell.”

During the ceremony, honorary awards for actors were given to Laura Dern and Sam Rockwell, Ava DuVernay received the directors tribute, while Glen Basner received the industry tribute.

Below is the complete list of winners for the 2019 Gotham Awards.

Best Feature
“Marriage Story”

Best Documentary
“American Factory”

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Laure De Clermont-Tonnerre, “The Mustang”

Best Screenplay
Noah Baumbach, “Marriage Story”

Best Actor
Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”

Best Actress
Awkwafina, “The Farewell”

Breakthrough Actor
Taylor Russell, “Waves”

Breakthrough Series – Long Form
“When They See Us”

Breakthrough Series – Short Form
“Pen15”

Audience Award:
“Marriage Story”