Indie Companies: A24 Dominates the 2018 Gotham Awards

The courageous company A24 dominated the 28th annual IFP Gotham Awards, which kicked off awards season Monday night in New York City.

The indie distributor, which has been behind major award winners like “Moonlight” and “Ladybird,” earned five awards.

The show, held at Cipriani Wall Street Hotel, marks the first show during awards season on the road to the Oscars.

“First Reformed” and “Eighth Grade,” both from A24, won two awards each on Monday night, Ethan Hawke for best actor and Paul Schrader for best screenplay, while “Eighth Grade’s” Elsie Fisher received the breakthrough actor award, and Bo Burnham won the breakthrough director.

Toni Collette won best actress for A24’s “Hereditary.”

Sony Classics western drama “The Rider” won the biggest prize, best feature.

The Gotham Awards have gained prominence over the past few years by honoring films that went on to win Oscar Awards from “Birdman” to “Spotlight” to “Get Out” and “Moonlight.”