Here are the winners from the latest Gotham Awards

When it comes to the Gotham Awards, the self-described “premier independent film awards,” the top honor is still coveted and called the New York Film Critics Circle’s annual Best Picture. But the Gotham, by virtue of it being an extravaganza and a bellwether for next month’s Academy Awards, is certainly the big one for film industry insiders.

The awards, presented Thursday night at Cipriani Wall Street, went to those newly nominated by the film critics groups known as the Gotham Independent Film Awards, which include The Washington Post, L.A. Times, and The Hollywood Reporter’s own Critics’ Choice Awards (or Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the latter a handy name for an awards show that honors all the movies that follow a certain direction).

Tonight, Netflix’s “Roma” was named the New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Picture, a distinction that doesn’t come without some asterisks, starting with the fact that the film was released in December and isn’t eligible for any other awards, though it has won awards at other independent festivals. And the critics didn’t vote on a director, which caused the WFC to not include Alfonso Cuaron’s film. But, still, “Roma” won four other awards, including Best Actress for Yalitza Aparicio, supporting actor for Jose Gonzalez, and Best Foreign Language Film.

“The Favourite” won Best Documentary. And there were two actors who were first-time winners: Geoffrey Rush for Best Actor for his great work in the Alan Turing biopic “Tully,” and Regina King for Best Supporting Actress for her heartbreaking performance in “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

Also worthy of mentioning is Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” which won Best Screenplay and was named Best Feature.

The winners:

Best Film: “Roma”

Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush (“Tully”)

Best Actress: Yalitza Aparicio (“Roma”)

Best Supporting Actor: Jose Gonzalez (“Roma”)

Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele (“Get Out”)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

Best Documentary: “City of Ghosts”

Best Foreign Language Film: “Roma”

Best Cinematography: “Roma”

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)

Best Ensemble Cast: “Roma”

Best Director of a Documentary: David Weissman and Lucy Walker (“RBG”)

Best First Feature: “Beast”

Best Male Lead: Glenn Close (“The Wife”)

Best Female Lead: Bel Powley (“The Miseducation of Cameron Post”)

Best Supporting Male: Bill Camp (“Happy Death Day 2U”)

Best Supporting Female: Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

Best First Screenplay: Bo Burnham (“Eighth Grade”)

Best Documentary Directing: Tom Donahue (“Free Solo”)

Best First Feature: “Beast”

Top Five with Best Female Art Direction: “Minding the Gap”

Top Five with Best Male Art Direction: “Song of Granite”

Top Five with Best Production Design: “Beautiful Boy”

Best Editor: Alex Sharp (“The Hate U Give”)

Best Cinematography: Radu Jude (“Mary Queen of Scots”)

Top Five with Best Female Costume Design: “RBG”

Top Five with Best Male Costume Design: “Destroyer”

New York Observer: The Observer, The New York Post, The Sun, The Gotham Independent Film Awards, The Film Treatment, The Strand Reviews, and The Inlander

Washington Post: Washington Post Film Critic Michael Phillips, Andrew Sarris

L.A. Times: Ryan Parker and David Wiegand

The Hollywood Reporter: Jeff Sneider

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