Gotham Awards. The highlight of the evening was the incident with Robert De Niro

The cast of "Killers of The Flower Moon" with Gotham Awards statuettes (photo: AP Awards)

Gotham Awards are one of the most important American awards given to independent cinema. This year the gala took place for the 33rd time. It was not without a scandal, all thanks to the incident with Robert De Niro’s speech. Read our article to find out what happened during De Niro’s speech and to meet this year’s winners.

The Gotham Awards are presented by the Gotham Film and Media Institute, the largest organization of independent filmmakers spanning both film and television industries. The awards were created to specifically honor films from the Northeast region of the United States and to promote and support independent filmmakers and media creators. Their awards ceremony is treated as the beginning of the awards season, and the winners of the Gotham Award for best film have often received an Oscar in the main category (this was the case, for example, with “Everything, Everywhere at Once”).

This year’s favorite was the British film “All Of Us Strangers”, which was nominated in four categories: best screenplay, best international film, outstanding lead role (Andrew Scott) and outstanding performance in a supporting role (Claire Foy). However, the production turned out to be the biggest loser of the evening because it did not receive a single award. This was probably a big surprise to many in the audience and in front of the TV sets, but an even greater shock could be experienced when the incident with Robert De Niro occurred. The incident occurred when the legendary actor was presenting the Historical Icon and Creator Tribute Award. During his speech, De Niro noticed that his original speech had been modified and that one of the segments was missing from the teleprompter. De Niro read the missing passage from his phone, in which he made several political remarks, including about Donald Trump. The actor added that he was supposed to thank The Gotham and Apple, but he doesn’t feel like it after what they did by censoring his speech.

You can watch De Niro’s entire speech, including everything that was cut and De Niro read it, in the video below.

See the full list of winners:

Best Feature
“Past Lives” – WINNER
“Showing Up”
“A Thousand and One”

Outstanding Lead Performance
Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, “Origin”
Lily Gladstone, “The Unknown Country” – WINNER
Greta Lee, “Past Lives”
Franz Rogowski, “Passages”
Babetida Sadjo, “Our Father, The Devil”
Andrew Scott, “All of Us Strangers” 
Cailee Spaeny, “Priscilla”
Teyana Taylor, “A Thousand and One”
Michelle Williams, “Showing Up”
Jeffrey Wright, “American Fiction”

Outstanding Supporting Performance
Juliette Binoche, “The Taste of Things”
Penélope Cruz, “Ferrari”
Jamie Foxx, “They Cloned Tyrone”
Claire Foy, “All of Us Strangers”
Ryan Gosling, “Barbie”
Glenn Howerton, “BlackBerry”
Sandra Hüller, “The Zone of Interest”
Rachel McAdams, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”
Charles Melton, “May December” – WINNER
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers” 

Best Screenplay
“All of Us Strangers,” Andrew Haigh
“Anatomy of a Fall,” Justine Triet, Arthur Harari – WINNER
“May December,” Samy Burch
“R.M.N.,” Cristian Mungiu
“The Zone of Interest,” Jonathan Glazer

Best International Feature
“All of Us Strangers”
“Anatomy of a Fall” – WINNER
“Poor Things”
“The Zone of Interest”

Best Documentary Feature
“20 Days in Mariupol”
“Against the Tide”
“Apolonia, Apolonia” 
“Four Daughters” – WINNER
“Our Body” 

Breakthrough Director
Raven Jackson, “All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt” 
Georgia Oakley, “Blue Jean”
Michelle Garza Cervera, “Huesera” 
Celine Song, “Past Lives” 
A.V. Rockwell, “A Thousand and One” – WINNER

Outstanding Performance in a New Series
Jacob Anderson, “Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire”
Dominique Fishback, “Swarm” 
Jharrel Jerome, “I’m a Virgo”
Natasha Lyonne, “Poker Face”
Bel Powley, “A Small Light”
Bella Ramsey, “The Last of Us” 
Chaske Spencer, “The English”
Rachel Weisz, “Dead Ringers”
Ali Wong, “Beef” – WINNER
Steven Yeun, “Beef”

Breakthrough Television Over 40 Minutes
“Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire”
“Dead Ringers”
“The English”
“The Last of Us”
“A Small Light” – WINNER

Breakthrough Television Under 40 Minutes
“Beef” – WINNER
“High School”
“I’m A Virgo”
“Rain Dogs”

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