The Lost Daughter swept the Gotham Awards last evening, winning four of the five categories it was nominated in including Best Feature and the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award for Maggie Gyllenhall.
Gyllenhall also won Best Screenplay for Lost Daughter‘s script.
This year was the first year that the awards contained single, non-gendered performance categories. Ironically, though, the voting yielded a tie in the Lead Performance category, resulting in wins for both Olivia Colman for The Lost Daughter and Frankie Faison for The Killing Of Kenneth Chamberlain. Troy Kotsur took home the Gotham Award for Outstanding Supporting Performance for his work in CODA.
While one of the first of the season’s numerous awards shows, the Gotham Awards is not considered a predictor for the Academy Awards. While last year’s Gotham Awards Best Picture winner, Nomadland, would go on to take the big prize at the Oscars, that is a feat only about 30% of the Gotham Awards Best Picture winners manage to do.
Here is a complete list of the winners from the film portion of the Gotham Awards –
- Best Feature – The Lost Daughter
- Outstanding Lead Performance – (tie) Frankie Faison, The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain and Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
- Outstanding Supporting Performance – Troy Kotsur, CODA
- Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award – Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
- Best Documentary Feature – Flee
- Best International Feature – Drive My Car
- Best Screenplay – Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
- Breakthrough Performer – Emilia Jones, CODA