Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay

The Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay is one of the annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Winners and nomineesEdit


Year Screenwriter(s) Film Ref.
2015 Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer Spotlight [1]
Noah Baumbach While We're Young
Marielle Heller The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Michael Alan Lerner and Oren Moverman Love & Mercy
Phyllis Nagy Carol
2016 Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney Moonlight [2]
Jim Jarmusch Paterson
Kenneth Lonergan Manchester by the Sea
Taylor Sheridan Hell or High Water
Whit Stillman Love & Friendship
2017 Jordan Peele Get Out [3]
Greta Gerwig Lady Bird
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani The Big Sick
James Ivory Call Me by Your Name
Kogonada Columbus
Mike White Brad's Status
2018 Paul Schrader First Reformed [4]
Andrew Bujalski Support the Girls
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara The Favourite
Cory Finley Thoroughbreds
Tamara Jenkins Private Life
2019 Noah Baumbach Marriage Story [5]
Ari Aster Midsommar
Jimmie Fails, Joe Talbot and Robert Richert The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Tarell Alvin McCraney High Flying Bird
Lulu Wang The Farewell


Year Screenwriter(s) Film Ref.
2020 Radha Blank The Forty-Year-Old Version [6]
Dan Sallitt Fourteen
Mike Makowsky Bad Education
James Montague and Craig W. Sander The Vast of Night
Jon Raymond and Kelly Reichardt First Cow

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cox, Gordon (November 30, 2015). "'Spotlight' Wins Big at 2015 Gotham Awards (FULL LIST)". Variety. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  2. ^ Erbland, Kate (November 28, 2016). "Gotham Awards 2016: Complete Winners List". IndieWire. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Erbland, Kate (November 27, 2017). "Gotham Awards 2017: Complete Winners List". IndieWire. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  4. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (November 26, 2018). "Gotham Awards: A24 Sweeps With Five Wins, Including 'First Reformed,' 'Eighth Grade' (Full Winners List)". Variety. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "'Marriage Story' Sweeps Gotham Awards; Full Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. December 2, 2019. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  6. ^ Lewis, Hilary (January 11, 2021). "Gotham Awards: 'Nomadland' Wins Best Feature, Audience Award". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2021.