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

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

Journalist and film critic in Minnesota. Graduate of Rainy River College and Minnesota State University in Moorhead. Outside of movies I also enjoy sports, craft beers and the occasional video game.

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