(Photo by IFP)The 30th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were awarded Monday night in New York during a semi-live virtual broadcast. The Gothams honor films that encapsulate every facet of modern independent cinema and pay tribute to the industry s best, including a tear-jerking tribute to Chadwick Boseman and stunned acceptance speeches from people like The Forty-Year-Old Version writer/director Radha Blank, who took home the prize for Best Screenplay. Amazon led the night with four wins, followed by HBO and Searchlight Pictures with two each.Riz Ahmed took home the Best Actor trophy for his visceral performance of a drummer losing his hearing in Sound of Metal, while Nicole Beharie took Best Actress for her turn in the Texas pageant queen drama Miss Juneteenth. Newcomer Kingsley Ben-Adir was awarded the Breakthrough Actor prize for his role as Malcolm X in One Night in Miami, adding to a landmark year for representation as people of color took home prizes in most of the top categories. See below for the full list of winners.Best Feature
Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of the super-dark superhero books The Boys was one of the biggest streaming hits of 2019. Bloody, cynical, action-packed, and funny AF, the Certified Fresh show – co-created by Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg – stood out from the spandex-clad pack with its inventive take on a corporatized superhero culture, and the creation of some truly memorable characters.Heading into season 2, Rotten Tomatoes sat down with Kripke and the cast to dive deep into the show’s lead supes and supe-chasers, breaking down their origins, strengths and weaknesses, where we left them at the end of season 1, and what we can expect from them in new episodes, landing on Amazon Prime Video on September 4. Want to know how Homelander’s going to cope without his mommy figure? What Giancarlo Esposito plans to bring to his mysterious Vought leader, Stan Edgar? Why the show gender-flipped the book’s version of dangerous newcomer Stormfront? And how it feels to have the “dumbest f—king power” of the group? Kripke and cast members Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Aya Cash, Jessie T. Usher, Chase Crawford, Karen Fukuhara, Tomer Capon, Laz Alonso, and Giancarlo Esposito have the answers.The Boys season 2’s first three episodes will premiere on Prime Video on Friday, September 4 with new episodes available each subsequent Friday through October 9.