'Spotlight' tops Gotham Independent Film Awards

NEW YORK: The investigative journalism procedural "Spotlight" has won best feature at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Tom McCarthy's drama about the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting on sex abuse by Catholic priests also was honored for best screenplay and given a special award for best ensemble.

The 25th annual Gotham Awards were held Monday night at Cipriani's Wall Street in lower Manhattan and hosted by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of "Broad City."

Best actor went to Paul Dano for his performance as Brian Wilson in "Love & Mercy." The 23-year-old British actress Bel Powley won best actress for the coming-of-age drama "The Diary of a Teenage Girl."

There also were tributes to Robert Redford, Helen Mirren and "Carol" director Todd Haynes.