Robert Hall Winery Sponsors Gotham Awards -Frankie Faison shares outstanding lead performance with Olivia Colman

Gotham Awards, Photo: John Nacion
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Wine Connoisseurs, Red Carpet Hounds and Awards Show Pundits: 

The 31st annual Gotham Awards returned to their pre-pandemic glory Monday, November 29 th . The
Gotham Awards are the first of the season’s awards programs and a harbinger of Academy Awards,
Golden Globes and Independent Spirit Awards hopefuls to come. The awards were held at the
prestigious Cipriani Wall Street in downtown New York City, with a full red-carpet gala and over 700
celebrities and industry VIPs in attendance. The event was webcast live on Facebook.

Atmosphere, Photo: John Nacion

Robert Hall wines returned for its fourth consecutive year as the official wine sponsor of the Gotham Awards, offering the attending stars Robert Hall’s family of Paso Robles, CA wines through the pre-cocktail and dinner ceremony, a renewed in-person opportunity to toast and cheer nominees and award winners. Attendees included tribute honorees, as well as Award nominees including WINNER Frankie Faison; Michael Greyeyes; Brittany S. Hall; Oscar Isaac; Taylour Paige; Joaquin Phoenix; Simon Rex; Lili Taylor; Tessa Thompson; Emilia Jones; Natalie Morales; Rachel Sennott; Suzanna Son; Amalia Ulman. Additional celebrity guests, presenters and nominees in attendance included Kristen Stewart; Dakota Johnson; Dan Levy; Forest Whitaker; Thandiwe Newton, Jennifer Coolidge; Julianne Moore; Lee Jung-Jae; Helen Hunt; Maggie Gyllenhaal; Rebecca Hall; Rooney Mara; Nicolas Cage; Ruth Negga; Tessa Thompson; and Zazie Beetz, among others. A full list of winners is below.

Kenneth Chamberlain Jr., Samantha Faison, Frankie Faison, Photo:Lori McCreary
Dakota Johnson, Photo: John Nacion
Rooney Mara, Photo: John Nacion
Helen Hunt, Photo: John Nacion

Faison said of his win, “This film was made with such passion, commitment and honesty, and gives the
message that our society needs to hear right now. I’d like to thank Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary
from Revelations Entertainment for jumping in and picking us up when we needed to be picked up. This
small train went uphill and uphill thanks to you guys.”

Robert Hall wines is a perennial supporter of celebrity events. ROBERT HALL WINERY, founded in 1999 by Robert and Margaret Hall in the rolling hills of Paso Robles wine country, offers consumers an excellent bottle of at a reasonable price. Wine enthusiasts and critics agree, awarding the winery many top accolades over the years, as production volume climbs on an annual basis. More information,

Samantha and Frankie Faison on red carpet, Photo credit: Lori McCreary

More about Robert Hall wines from their website:

Founded on hard work and self-made prosperity, Robert Hall embodies the hard-working spirit that turned one man’s vision into a truly world-class winery.

A small-business visionary, Robert had a life-long passion for wine and the winery lifestyle. He viewed all his business success as a well-earned opportunity to venture west in search of the perfect landscape, and the perfect partner to help him realize his true dream.

Paso Red

Acclaimed winemaker Don Brady has been the creative force behind our award-winning wines since the beginning. Through his hands-on approach, Don has been pivotal in bringing acclaim to Paso Robles wines, and instrumental to elevating the valley’s status as the premier winemaking region.

Creating wines of the highest quality is our promise, each one of them made by hand with a simple goal – enjoying The Good Life. Well-Earned.™

Full list of Winners:

BEST FEATURE

 “The Lost Daughter” (Netflix) – WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

 “Flee” (NEON) – WINNER

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

 “Drive My Car” (Sideshow and Janus Films) – WINNER

BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD

Maggie Gyllenhaal for “The Lost Daughter” (Netflix) – WINNER

BEST SCREENPLAY

 “The Lost Daughter,” Maggie Gyllenhaal (Netflix) – WINNER

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE

Olivia Colman in “The Lost Daughter” (Netflix) – WINNER (TIE)
Frankie Faison in “The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain” (Gravitas Ventures) – WINNER (TIE)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

Troy Kotsur in “CODA” (Apple) – WINNER

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER

Emilia Jones in “CODA” (Apple)  – WINNER

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A NEW SERIES

Ethan Hawke in “The Good Lord Bird” (Showtime) – WINNER (TIE)
Thuso Mbedu in “The Underground Railroad” (Amazon Studios) – WINNER (TIE)

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES — LONG FORM

 “Squid Game” (Netflix) – WINNER

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES — SHORT FORM

 “Reservation Dogs” (FX) – WINNER

BREAKTHROUGH NONFICTION SERIES
“Philly D.A.” (Topic, Independent Lens, PBS) – WINNER

JURY AWARD FOR ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

“The Harder They Fall” – WINNER

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