We recently had the honor of partnering with The Gotham Film and Media Institute, formerly known as the IFP, to host the 30th annual Gotham Awards on Looped. We proudly debuted our Suites technology to create a pandemic-safe event that incorporated a unique hybrid of in-person and virtual elements to kick off this year’s unusual award show season.
Looped Suites made remote attendance possible for both nominees and guests, while presenters led the award show in-person from New York's Cipriani Wall Street. The magic of The Gothams was virtually reproduced with private viewing tables, where attendees could enjoy the anticipation and excitement of the show in real-time, live on camera with fellow guests from the comfort of their own homes. Nominees and winners were pulled from their co-viewing tables onto the main stage throughout the live program.
A number of winners, including Miss Juneteenth’s Nicole Beharie, One Night In Miami’s Kingsley Ben-Adir and Forty-Year-Old Version's Radha Blank (a co-winner for best screenplay) appeared to be genuinely shocked by their impressive wins, though they still gracefully accepted their awards on the spot in front of a remote audience.
Simone Ledward Boseman’s acceptance speech for the Gotham Awards Tribute Prize was among the most notable of the evening, where she honored her late husband Chadwick Boseman’s legacy for his commitment to truth-telling throughout his life and career.
As our technology continues to evolve and expand, we look forward to hosting similar heartwarming events on our platform in the near future and throughout this 2021 award season.
Nominations and winners for the 30th annual IFP Gotham Awards can be found below.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Our Time Machine
Winner (tie): A Thousand Cuts
Winner (tie): Time
Winner: Identifying Features
Radha Blank for The Forty-Year-Old Version
Channing Godfrey Peoples for Miss Juneteenth
Alex Thompson for Saint Frances
Carlo Mirabella-Davis for Swallow
Winner: Andrew Patterson for The Vast of Night
Bad Education, Mike Makowsky
First Cow, Jon Raymond, Kelly Reichardt
Winner (tie): The Forty-Year-Old Version, Radha Blank
Winner (tie): Fourteen, Dan Sallitt
The Vast of Night, James Montague, Craig Sanger
Winner: Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Jude Law in The Nest
John Magaro in First Cow
Jesse Plemons in I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Winner: Nicole Beharie in Miss Juneteenth
Jessie Buckley in I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Yuh-Jung Youn in Minari
Carrie Coon in The Nest
Frances McDormand in Nomadland
Jasmine Batchelor in The Surrogate
Winner: Kingsley Ben-Adir in One Night in Miami
Sidney Flanigan in Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Orion Lee in First Cow
Kelly O'Sullivan in Saint Frances
Winner: I May Destroy You
Taste the Nation
Work in Progress
This year’s Tributes are as follows:
Actor Tribute: Chadwick Boseman
Actress Tribute: Viola Davis
Director Tribute: Steven McQueen
Industry Tribute: Ryan Murphy
Ensemble Tribute: The Trial Of The Chicago 7
Made In NY Award: Jeffrey Wright