|Awarded for||Independent film|
|Location||New York City, New York|
|Presented by||Independent Feature Project|
|Last awarded||November 26, 2012|
The Gotham Awards are American film awards, presented annually to the makers of independent films at a ceremony in New York City, New York (New York City was first nicknamed "Gotham" by native son Washington Irving, in an issue of Salmagundi, published on November 11, 1807). Part of the Independent Feature Project (IFP), "the largest membership organization in the United States dedicated to independent film" (founded in 1979), the awards were inaugurated in 1991 as a means of showcasing and honoring films made primarily in the Northeastern region of the United States.
In 2004, the scope of the awards broadened to include the international film scene, when the number of awards presented increased from six awards – given to films and those involved in making them primarily from Northeast U.S. film community – to nine awards, including in its broader scope films originating in Los Angeles, California, and international locations as well.
17th Annual Gotham Awards (2007) 
In 2007, there were a total of twelve awards: six "tribute awards" given to internationally notable film industry professionals and the Mayor of New York City, along with the six other "competitive awards", including awards for:
- Best Feature – Into the Wild
- Best Documentary – Sicko
- Breakthrough Actor – Ellen Page, Juno
- Breakthrough Director – Craig Zobel, Great World of Sound
- Best Ensemble Cast (tie) – Before the Devil Knows You're Dead and Talk to Me
- Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You – Frownland
- Actor – Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men, Love in the Time of Cholera and Before Night Falls
- Film critic – Roger Ebert
- Filmmaker – Mira Nair, The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding and Salaam Bombay!
- Film industry veteran – Jonathan Sehring, president of IFC Entertainment
- Mayor of New York City – Michael Bloomberg
- Production designer – Mark Friedberg
Having outgrown its previous locations in the city's Manhattan borough, for the first time in its history, the 17th Annual Gotham Awards gala occurred outside of that borough, in the city's Brooklyn borough at Steiner Studios, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, on November 27, 2007, and it was "promoted nationally via a partnership with The New York Times and locally via broadcast on NYC-TV".
18th Annual Gotham Awards (2008) 
The 18th Annual Gotham Awards were awarded on December 2, 2008.
19th Annual Gotham Awards (2009) 
The 19th Annual Gotham Awards were presented on December 1, 2009.
20th Annual Gotham Awards (2010) 
The 20th Annual Gotham Awards were presented on November 29, 2010.
21st Annual Gotham Awards (2011) 
The 21st Annual Gotham Awards were presented on November 28, 2011.
22nd Annual Gotham Awards (2012) 
The 22nd Annual Gotham Awards were presented on November 26, 2012.
See also 
- Sederstrom, Jotham (November 16, 2007). "Indie Film's Best to Flock to Navy Yard for Gotham Awards". Daily News. Retrieved November 16, 2012. "The ceremony, which was previously held at Chelsea Piers, Hammerstein Ballroom and Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, grew too big for those venues. This year, the event expects to draw more than a thousand film industry notables to the Navy Yard."
- [dead link] Press release (July 22, 2007). "IFP Expands 17th Annual Gotham Awards With Move to Brooklyn's Steiner Studios". Independent Feature Project. Retrieved June 23, 2008.
- Press release (December 5, 2007). "Gotham Awards Celebrate the Best in Indie Film, Mayor Receives Tribute in Brooklyn" (PDF format; requires Adobe Reader). Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- Database (undated). "The 17th Annual Gotham Awards (2007)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- [dead link] "The Gotham Independent Film Awards". Independent Feature Project. Retrieved May 2, 2009.
- Szalai, Georg (November 29, 2010). "'Winter's Bone' Tops Gotham Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- Jagernauth, Kevin (October 20, 2011). "And So It Begins, 'The Descendants' & 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Lead Gotham Award Nominees". The Playlist (blog of IndieWire). Retrieved November 16, 2012.