Danielle Deadwyler is looking more and more likely to score her first Oscar nom. The “Station Eleven” alumna took home the Outstanding Lead Performance honor at last night’s Gotham Awards for “Till,” Chinonye Chukwu’s biopic of Mamie Till-Mobley. The film tells the story of how Till-Mobley turned to activism and became a civil rights icon after her son, Emmett Till, was tortured and lynched.
Charlotte Wells landed the Breakthrough Director award for “Aftersun,” her portrait of a pre-teen girl’s seaside vacation with her father.
A woman-directed film scored the honor for Best International Feature: Audrey Diwan’s “Happening,” a which follows a woman seeking an illegal abortion in 1960s France. The drama took home Venice’s Golden Lion award in 2021.
Michelle Williams received a Career Tribute. The four-time Oscar nominee is getting awards attention for her leading performance in “The Fabelmans,” Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical drama about his adolescence.
Head over to Variety to check out all of this year’s Gotham Award winners.