Psychological thriller "The Lost Daughter" won four Gotham awards including best feature film at the 31st Gotham Awards, the annual New York independent film celebration that serves as a boozy kickoff to Oscar season.
The film, which is based on the book by Elena Ferrante, was shot almost entirely on the beautiful island of Spetses and has already been honored at the Venice Film Festival with the award for best screenplay.
Gyllenhaal won breakthrough director and best screenplay for her directorial debut, and star Olivia Colman shared the award for outstanding lead performance with Frankie Faison, “The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain,” a drama based on the 2011 police shooting in White Plains, New York.
“The Lost Daughter,” a Netflix release, opens in theaters on Dec. 17.
Monday evening’s Gothams was the first real attempt since the pandemic began to summon all the season’s usual glitz and pomp. Stars including Kristen Stewart, Tessa Thompson and Dakota Johnson walked the red carpet. Inside the crowded banquet hall, attendees were required to provide proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test.