The Gotham awards given out tonight went to First Reformed, The Rider, and Eighth Grade, with Won’t You Be My Neighbor? winning the Audience Award, although not Best Documentary. I think if that film makes it into the Oscar nominations (it will), it’s probably a lock for the Doc category. Best Feature went to The Rider, a film most people probably haven’t heard of, but we’ll see if this early critics love for First Reformed lasts as the critics awards start coming in this week. I think it probably will, and the screenplay and Ethan Hawke at least will likely make it through for Oscar nominations. Toni Colette is a harder sell, because the movie is difficult to sit through, but it’s cool that she won here.
Best Feature: The Rider
Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Best Actress: Toni Colette, Hereditary
Best Documentary: Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Best Screenplay: First Reformed
Breakthrough Actor: Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Breakthrough Director: Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
Breakthrough Series (Long Form): Killing Eve
Breakthrough Series (Short Form): 195 Lewis
Audience Award: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?