“Rider,” “Reformed,” “Grade” Win Gotham Awards

Rider Reformed Grade Win Gotham Awards

The first awards show of the season, the Gotham Awards, were handed out tonight and Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider,” a tiny and underseen film that also sports easily some of the year’s best reviews, took the top honor of Best Picture – beating out higher-profile contenders like “First Reformed,” “The Favourite” and “If Beale Street Could Talk”.

Don’t cry for “First Reformed” though, it and “Eighth Grade” scored the most wins with ‘Reformed’ scoring for Best Actor (Ethan Hawke) and Best Script (Paul Schrader), while “Eighth Grade” won for Breakthrough Actor (Elsie Fisher) and Breakthrough Director (Bo Burnham).

Other winners include Toni Collette who scored Best Actress for “Hereditary,” the Audience Award went to “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” the Best Documentary award went to “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” the ensemble cast of “The Favorite” won a Special Jury Award, and “Killing Eve” took the BreakThrough Series (Long Form) award.

Source: Gold Derby