5 Main Takeaways From the 2023 Gotham Awards

Ali Wong in
Ali Wong in "Beef"

Award season is just around the corner, and the Gotham Awards is one of the first ceremonies to set the stage for the Oscars race. This award show celebrated the best independent films of the past year, and here are five main takeaways that could impact the rest of the award season.

No Budget Cap

The Gotham Film & Media Institute removed its eligibility budget cap worth $35 million, making it possible for such films as Barbie and Ferrari to score nominations.

Past Lives for Best Feature

Past Lives was awarded the Gotham Awards’ best feature trophy, and we’re hoping this victory will put it on the map of other major award shows.

Anatomy of a Fall for Best International Feature

Anatomy of a Fall was honored with the best international feature award, but it won’t be able to repeat this success at the Oscars. Justine Triet’s latest film wasn’t chosen as France’s submission, and they’ve decided to go with The Taste of Things instead.

Charles Melton’s Surprise Win

Charles Melton was one of the biggest surprise winners at the Gotham Awards, and he defeated Barbie’s Ryan Gosling and Ferrari’s Penélope Cruz to win the award for the best supporting actor for May December.

Beef Dominates TV Categories

Beef’s Emmy chances significantly increased after it won two awards at the Gotham Awards, including breakthrough series – under 40 minutes and an acting award for Ali Wong.