Full list includes squid games, CODA and more

The winners of the 31st annual Gotham Awards have been announced. Each year, the awards ceremony celebrates unique achievements in independent film and television. The prodigal daughter took home four awards last night, dominating the film categories while Play squid and Reservation dogs won awards in the series category.

The prodigal daughter won best film, a great achievement for the film’s writer and director Maggie Gyllenhaal, who adapted the novel Elena Ferrante. The film follows a professor and mother of two on a vacation whose encounters with another mother evoke eerie memories of her own past. Gyllenhaal also won two other awards, one for Best Screenplay and another for the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award, which is given to an excellent director for their first fiction feature film. Also win for The prodigal daughter was an actress Olivia Colman, who won the award for outstanding head performance for his role.

Frankie Faison also won Outstanding Lead Performance for his performance in The murder of Kenneth Chamberlain, which is based on a true story of a tragedy that occurred after a routine police wellness check. Emilia Jones won the Breakthrough Performer Award for his role in CODA. Her colleague Troy Katsur won the Outstanding Supporting Performance Award for his role.

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As for TV, Play squid won the Breakthrough Series Award (Over 40 Minutes). The series, which comes from Korean writer / director Hwang Dong-hyuk, serves a biting social commentary on the horrors of capitalism. Winning the Breakthrough Series (Under 40 Minutes) award was Reservation dogs, made by Sterling Harjo and Taika Waititi, which follows a group of teenagers living in an Oklahoma reservation who are planning to flee to California. Excellent performance in a new series was awarded to two recipients: Help Mbedu for her performance in The underground railway and Ethan Hawke to The Good Lord Bird.

Kristen Stewart, Peter Dinklage, Jane Campion, and Eamonn Bowles were all hailed the career. The first Icon Tribute Award was given posthumously to poet, playwright, author, filmmaker, director, civil rights activist and educator Kathleen Collins. An ensemble tribute was also awarded to Netflix’s cast The harder they fall Which contains Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, RJ Cyler, Damon Wayans Jr., Deon Cole, Regina King, and Idris Elba |.

For more information on yesterday’s winners, visit the Gotham Awards website here or see the full list of winners below:

To Best property, presented by Dakota Johnson

The prodigal daughter

Directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal

Produced by Osnat Handelsman Keren, Talia Kleinhendler, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Charles Dorfman

Published by Netflix

To Best Documentary, presented by Devery Jacobs and Michael Greyeyes


Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Produced by Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, and Charlotte De La Gournerie

Published by NEON

To Best international feature, presented by Thandiwe Newton

Drive my car

Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Produced by Teruhisa Yamamoto

Published by Sideshow and Janus Films

To Outstanding Lead Performance, presented by Dan Levy

For two participants:

Olivia Colman in The prodigal daughter

Published by Netflix


Frankie Faison in The murder of Kenneth Chamberlain

Published by Gravitas Ventures

To Outstanding supportive performance, presented by Daveed Diggs

Troy Kotsur in CODA

Published by Apple TV +

To Pioneering performer, presented by Moses Ingram

Emilia Jones in CODA

Published by Apple TV +

To Bingham Ray Breakthrough Instructor, presented by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

Maggie Gyllenhaal to The prodigal daughter

Published by Netflix

To Best manuscript, presented by Joe Wright

Maggie Gyllenhaal to The prodigal daughter

Published by Netflix

To Breakthrough series (over 40 minutes), presented by Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur

Play squid

Executive Produced by Kim Ji-yeon and Hwang Dong-hyuk (Netflix)

To Breakthrough series (less than 40 minutes), presented by Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur

Reservation dogs

Created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi

Executive produced by Taika Waititi, Sterlin Harjo and Garrett Basch (FX)

To Pioneering non-fiction series, presented by Jung Ho-yeun

Philly DA

Created by Ted Passon, Yoni Brook and Nicole Salazar

Executive Produced by Dawn Porter, Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen, Ryan Chanatry, Gena Konstantinakos, Jeff Seelbach and Patty Quillin (Subject, Independent Lens, PBS)

Emilia Jones and CODA
‘CODA’ review: A must-see upcoming crowd-pleaser filled with soul | Sundance

A wildly charming ensemble with star-making work by Emilia Jones.

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