‘The Rider’, an American production of the Belgian production company Caviar, has to-night won first prize at the Gotham Awards. These awards for the independent American film are considered to be the unofficial start of the Oscarseizoen. The means for the film from director Chloé Zhao yet another award, after award-winning passages last year at numerous film festivals around the world, including Cannes and Deauville.
‘The Rider’ won in the category Best Film some Oscarfavorieten, such as Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’ and Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk’. As Zhao himself in preparation of her next project, was the producer Bert Hamelinck of Caviar that the award should take.
Earlier films that the Gotham Award for Best Film in the receipt, but the recent years have been o.a. ‘Moonlight’, ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Birdman’ and ‘Spotlight’.