Marriage Story stakes robust Oscars declare with Gotham awards triumph – The Guardian


Marriage Story, the divorce comedy-drama starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, has consolidated its place as robust Oscars frontrunner by choosing up 4 wins on the Gothams, awards designed to reward impartial film-making.

Marriage Story gained in all 4 classes it was nominated: finest function, finest actor for Driver, finest screenplay for writer-director Noah Baumbach, and the viewers award. Johansson, nevertheless, was not nominated for finest actress: the winner in that class was Awkwafina, the lead in China-set comedy drama The Farewell.

Awkwafina accepts the Gothams’ best actress award for The Farewell.

Awkwafina accepts the Gothams’ finest actress award for The Farewell. {Photograph}: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

American Factory, the primary movie challenge backed by Barack and Michelle Obama’s Increased Floor manufacturing firm, gained finest documentary.

The Gothams aren’t at all times a dependable indicator of future awards-season success. In 2018, for instance, rodeo drama The Rider defeated period comedy The Favourite, which might go on to earn a number of Oscar nominations, whereas finest actress Oscar winner Olivia Colman was not nominated. Nevertheless, it will possibly point out which movies have momentum; previous finest function winners embody Moonlight in 2016, Highlight in 2015 and Birdman in 2014, all of which went on to win the very best image Oscar.

Full record of winners

Greatest function Marriage Story
Greatest actor Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Greatest actress Awkwafina, The Farewell
Greatest documentary American Manufacturing unit
Greatest screenplay Marriage Story
Breakthrough actor Taylor Russell, Waves
Viewers award Marriage Story
Breakthrough director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, The Mustang
Breakthrough sequence – brief type PEN15
Breakthrough sequence – lengthy type When They See Us

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