December 01

The 31st annual Gotham Awards-New York City- Monday, November 29th, 2021

The Gotham Awards are the first of the season’s awards programs and a harbinger of Academy Awardsâ, Golden Globes and Independent Spirit Awards hopefuls to come. The awards were held at the prestigious Cipriani Wall Street in downtown New York City, with a full red-carpet gala and over 700 celebrities and industry VIPs in attendance. The event was webcast live on Facebook.

Robert Hall wines returned for its fourth consecutive year as the official wine sponsor of the Gotham Awards, offering the attending stars Robert Hall’s family of Paso Robles, CA wines through the pre-cocktail and dinner ceremony, a renewed in-person opportunity to toast and cheer nominees and award winners. Attendees included tribute honorees, as well as Award nominees including WINNER Frankie Faison; Michael Greyeyes; Brittany S. Hall; Oscar Isaac; Taylour Paige; Joaquin Phoenix; Simon Rex; Lili Taylor; Tessa Thompson; Emilia Jones; Natalie Morales; Rachel Sennott; Suzanna Son; Amalia Ulman. Additional celebrity guests, presenters and nominees in attendance included Kristen Stewart; Dakota Johnson; Dan Levy; Forest Whitaker; Thandiwe Newton, Jennifer Coolidge; Julianne Moore; Lee Jung-Jae; Helen Hunt; Maggie Gyllenhaal; Rebecca Hall; Rooney Mara; Nicolas Cage; Ruth Negga; Tessa Thompson; and Zazie Beetz, among others. A full list of winners is below.

Faison said of his win, “This film was made with such passion, commitment and honesty, and gives the message that our society needs to hear right now. I’d like to thank Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary from Revelations Entertainment for jumping in and picking us up when we needed to be picked up. This small train went uphill and uphill thanks to you guys.”

To aid in your coverage, please find below and attached a gallery of free photos (with credit) of celebrity guests. Robert Hall wines are a terrific subject for coverage of gifts, as the brand is a perennial supporter of celebrity events. If you cover this event, a mention of Robert Hall would be welcome and appreciated. We hope to send those that cover us a bottle too—please let us know your mailing address.

ROBERT HALL WINERY, founded in 1999 by Robert and Margaret Hall in the rolling hills of Paso Robles wine country, offers consumers an excellent bottle of at a reasonable price. Wine enthusiasts and critics agree, awarding the winery many top accolades over the years, as production volume climbs on an annual basis. For more information, please visit:

Credit: The 31st Annual Gotham Awards sponsored by Robert Hall Winery, photos by John Nacion (except when they are photos of Frankie Faison by Lori McCreary!)

Gotham Awards info here:

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Kristen Stewart arriving at Gotham Awards sponsored by Robert Hall Winery, photo by John Nacion

Dan Levy at Gotham Awards sponsored by Robert Hall Winery, photo by John Nacion

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Kenneth Chamberlain Jr., Gotham Award Winner Frankie Faison, and Samantha Faison at Gotham Awards sponsored by Robert Hall Winery. Photo by THE KILLING OF KENNETH CHAMBERLAIN Executive Producer Lori McCreary

Frankie Faison accepts his award for Outstanding Lead Performance at the Gotham Awards, sponsored by Robert Hall Winery. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images.  

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Zazie Beetz at the Gotham Awards sponsored by Robert Hall Winery, photo by John Nacion

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Tessa Thompson on the Red Carpet at the Gotham Awards, sponsored by Robert Hall Winery, photo by John Nacion

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Breakthrough Performer Award Winner Emilia Jones at the Gotham Awards sponsored by Robert Hall Winery, photo but john Nacion.

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Thandiwe Newton arrives at the Gotham Awards Sponsored by Robert Hall Winery, photo by John Nacion

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Screenplay Winner Maggie Gyllenhaal and Dakota Johnson at Gotham Awards sponsored by Robert Hall Winery, photo by John Nacion.

Full list of Winners: BEST FEATURE“The Lost Daughter” (Netflix) – WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE“Flee” (NEON) – WINNER BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE“Drive My Car” (Sideshow and Janus Films) – WINNER BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD Maggie Gyllenhaal for “The Lost Daughter” (Netflix) – WINNER BEST SCREENPLAY“The Lost Daughter,” Maggie Gyllenhaal (Netflix) – WINNER OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE Olivia Colman in “The Lost Daughter” (Netflix) – WINNER (TIE)
Frankie Faison in “The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain” (Gravitas Ventures) – WINNER (TIE) OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE Troy Kotsur in “CODA” (Apple) – WINNER


OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A NEW SERIES Ethan Hawke in “The Good Lord Bird” (Showtime) – WINNER (TIE)
Thuso Mbedu in “The Underground Railroad” (Amazon Studios) – WINNER (TIE)



“Philly D.A.” (Topic, Independent Lens, PBS) – WINNER


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