Monday Movie Report: Gotham Award results

The early strides of award season were taken Monday night at the annual Gotham Awards which honors and recognizes independent pictures.

Finishing the night with the most wins was, “Marriage Story,” including victories in Best Feature and Screenplay. “The Farewell,” also had a good showing, taking home Best Actress.

Director Ava DuVernay, Actor Sam Rockwell, Actress Laura Dern, Industry Professional Glen Basner and New York film honoree Jason DaSilva were also given special tributes during the ceremony.

The full list of winners is:

Best Feature
“Marriage Story”

Best Documentary
“American Factory”

Audience Award
“The Marriage”

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
Nora “Awkwafina” Lum, “The Farewell”

Breakthrough Actor
Taylor Russell, “Waves”

Breakthrough Series – Long Form
“When They See Us”

Breakthrough Series – Short Form
“Pen15”


At the box office this weekend, it was the animated sequel “Frozen II” dominating the days after Thanksgiving. The movie made $82.2 million, easily ahead of the newcomer “Knives Out,” with $27 million.

The full top five was:

1. Frozen II – $82,250,000
2. Knives Out – $27,022,000
3. Ford v Ferrari – $13,221,000
4. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – $11,800,000
5. Queen and Slim – $11,700,000

For the upcoming weekend, the only major release is “The Aeronauts.”

  • Ready or Not, my rating: 3.9 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 3.86 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 88%, MetaCritic rating: 64.
  • The Goldfinch, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 2.25 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 24%, MetaCritic rating: 40.
  • Killerman, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 19%, MetaCritic rating 42.

Author: Matthew Liedke

I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, and I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2009 graduate of Rainy River College and a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead. At MSU, I studied journalism and film. Outside of movies, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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