Gotham Awards Hosted by Robert Hall Winery (Mon. Nov. 26, 2018)

photography by Bill Davila
On Monday, November 26th, renowned Robert Hall Winery helped host the celebrity-studded IFP Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street—the first of the season’s awards programs.
Guests enjoyed Robert Hall’s family of Paso Robles, CA wines, including tribute honorees Rachel Weisz, Willem Dafoe, Paul Greengrass, Jon Kamen, Sandra Lee, and IFP Executive Director  Joana Vicente, who accompanied many of the talent and honorees on the red carpet.

Key celebs included Patricia Clarkson, Glenn Glose, Adam Driver, Rupert Friend, Richard E. Grant, Ethan Hawke, Elizabeth Reaser, Nick Kroll, Taylor Schilling, and Julian Schnabel.


Want more? The full celebrity roster included the cream of the New York indie film community (in alphabetical order): Uzo Aduba, Sony Pictiures Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, Bo Burnham, Patricia Clarkson, Glenn Close, Glada Colagrande, Ashley Connor, Kieran Culkin, Josephine Decker, Adam Driver, Cory Finley, Elsie Fisher, Sarah Gadon,  Daniel Gambelin, Debra Granik, Richard E. Grant, Kathryn Hahn, Regina Hall, Ethan Hawke, Ben Foster, Rupert Friend, Helena Howard, Richard Kind, Nick Kroll, Stephan James, Barry Jenkins, Tamara Jenkins, Keegan-Michael Key, Kiki Layne, Natura Naughton, Sheila Nevine, Frank Marshall, Janet Mack, Thomasin McKenzie, Julie Menin, Crystal Moselle, Aimee Mullins, Alessandro Nivola,  Krista Parris, Dawn Porter, Laura Prepon, Elisa Pugliese, Elizabeth Rao, Elizabeth Reaser, MJ Rodriguez, Taylor Schilling, Julian Schnabel,  Amy Seimetz, Tess Sweet, Sandi Tan, Lisa Tharps and more.

The Gotham Awards gifted a half case each of Robert Hall’s red and white wine to all the tribute honorees and presenters.


ROBERT HALL WINERY, founded in 1999 by Robert and Margaret Hall in the rolling hills of Paso Robles wine country, created an iconic Paso Robles winery that specialized in delivering the “Essence of Paso Robles”, believing that Paso Robles could deliver an excellent bottle of wine to consumers at a reasonable price, and for those who visited the winery in person, they could have a first-class experience on the beautiful grounds. Wine enthusiasts and critics agreed, awarding the winery many top accolades over the years as production volume climbed on an annual basis. For more information, please visit

We would like to thank Alexa Oliphant, Henry Eshelman, and Mark Rabinowitz of Platform Media Group for the invitation.