‘Mudbound,’ ‘Lady Bird’ actors win Gotham Awards

The 27th annual IFP Gotham Awards were held on Monday, November 27 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, with Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name winning Best Feature and Jordan Peele’s Get Out winning Best Director, Best Screenplay and the Audience Award. Women-directed films were honored for solely for their casts, including Saoirse Ronan winning Best Actress for director Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird. The film now holds the most well-reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes with 100 percent fresh rating.

Dee Rees’ Mudbound cast took home the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance. The film originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and was acquired by Netflix for $12.5M.

The winners were selected by committees of film critics, journalists, festival programmers and film curators as well as juries of writers, directors, actors and producers. See a full list of winners HERE.

© Brigid K. Presecky (11/28/17) FF2 Media

Photos: Mudbound ensemble (Netflix) & Saoirse Ronan at the 27th annual IFP Gotham Awards (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for IFP)

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Brigid Presecky began her career in journalism at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. In 2008, she joined FF2 Media as a part-time film critic and multimedia editor. Receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Bradley University, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked in development, production and publicity for Berlanti Productions, Entertainment Tonight and Warner Bros. Studios, respectively. Returning to her journalistic roots in Chicago, she is now a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association and certified Rotten Tomatoes Film Critic.
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