“Beef”, “Past Lives”, & “Anatomy of a Fall” Win Big at 2023 Gotham Awards

Ali Wong in
Ali Wong in "Beef"

The Gotham Awards returned to New York City on Monday night and set the stage for the rest of the awards season. Past Lives won the trophy for the best feature, while Anatomy of a Fall and Beef topped the list of winners with two awards each.

Past Lives faced stiff competition in the race for the best feature, but it still managed to beat all its rivals and take this trophy home. Passages, Reality, Showing Up, and A Thousand and One were also in contention for the night’s main accolade.

As for Anatomy of a Fall, Justine Triet’s acclaimed drama was the only film to walk away with two trophies this year. It won the award for the best screenplay before being named the best international feature, beating All of Us Strangers and Poor Things.

Lily Gladstone (The Unknown Country) and Charles Melton (May December) also had a reason to celebrate at this year’s Gotham Awards, after collecting acting accolades in their respective fields.

Beef was the main winner in the TV categories, where it collected two awards, for breakthrough series under 40 minutes and outstanding performance in a new series (Ali Wong). The World War II drama A Small Light picked up the award for the breakthrough series over 40 minutes, beating tough competition in The Last of Us and Dead Ringers.


Best Feature

Past Lives

Outstanding Lead Performance
Lily Gladstone
The Unknown Country

Outstanding Supporting Performance
Charles Melton
May December 

Breakthrough Director Award
A.V. Rockwell
A Thousand and One 

Breakthrough Series – Over 40 minutes

A Small Light

Breakthrough Series – Under 40 minutes

Outstanding Performance in a New Series

Ali Wong

Best Documentary Feature
Four Daughters

Best International Feature
Anatomy of a Fall

Best Screenplay
Anatomy of a Fall
Justine Triet, Arthur Harari

Cultural Icon & Creator Tribute


Global Icon & Creator Tribute


Historical Icon and Creator Tribute

Killers of the Flower Moon

Icon & Creator Tribute for Innovation


Icon & Creator Tribute for Social Justice


Visionary Icon & Creator Tribute