“Beef”, “Past Lives”, & “Anatomy of a Fall” Lead the Way at the 2023 Gotham Awards

Ali Wong in
Ali Wong in "Beef"

The Gotham Awards are one of the year’s biggest celebrations on independent cinema, and they’ve returned to New York this Monday night. The list of winners was as impressive as it gets, with films Anatomy of a Fall and Past Lives and Netflix series Beef leading the way.

Past Lives came into the night as one of the most-nominated films and walked away with the ceremony’s most coveted accolade. It defeated the likes of Passages, Reality, Showing Up, and A Thousand and One to be named best feature at this year’s Gotham Awards.

As for Anatomy of a Fall, Justine Triet’s latest film emerged victorious in two categories. It defeated the likes of All of Us Strangers and Poor Things to walk away with the trophy for the best international feature, in addition to winning the award for best screenplay.

The TV field at this year’s Gotham Award included some worthy contenders, but none of them could stand their ground to Netflix’s Beef. This series won two awards: breakthrough series under 40 minutes and outstanding performance in a new series (Ali Wong)—while A Small Light was named the best breakthrough series over 40 minutes.

The Gotham Awards kicked off the award season on November 27, at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.


Best Feature

Past Lives

Outstanding Lead Performance
Lily Gladstone
The Unknown Country

Outstanding Supporting Performance
Charles Melton
May December 

Breakthrough Director Award
A.V. Rockwell
A Thousand and One 

Breakthrough Series – Over 40 minutes

A Small Light

Breakthrough Series – Under 40 minutes

Outstanding Performance in a New Series

Ali Wong

Best Documentary Feature
Four Daughters

Best International Feature
Anatomy of a Fall

Best Screenplay
Anatomy of a Fall
Justine Triet, Arthur Harari

Cultural Icon & Creator Tribute


Global Icon & Creator Tribute


Historical Icon and Creator Tribute

Killers of the Flower Moon

Icon & Creator Tribute for Innovation


Icon & Creator Tribute for Social Justice


Visionary Icon & Creator Tribute