Gotham Award Nominees!

Thanks to Indiewire.

Best Feature:
Beginners
Mike Mills, director; Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Miranda de Pencier, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, producers (Focus Features)

The Descendants
Alexander Payne, director; Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Meek’s Cutoff
Kelly Reichardt, director; Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Elizabeth Cuthrell, David Urrutia, producers (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Take Shelter
Jeff Nichols, director; Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Tree of Life
Terrence Malick, director; Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Grant Hill, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures)


Best Documentary:
Better This World
Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega, directors; Katie Galloway, Kelly Duane de la Vega, Mike Nicholson, producers (Loteria Films, Picturebox, Motto Pictures and Passion Pictures; ITVS in association with American Documentary | POV)

Bill Cunningham New York
Richard Press, director; Philip Gefter, producer (Zeitgeist Films)

Hell and Back Again
Danfung Dennis, director; Mike Lerner, Martin Herring, producers (Docurama Films)

The Interrupters
Steve James, director; Alex Kotlowitz, Steve James, producers (The Cinema Guild)

The Woodmans

C. Scott Willis, director; Neil Barrett, Jeff Werner, C. Scott Willis, producers (Lorber Films; Kino Lorber, Inc.)

Best Ensemble Performance:

Beginners
Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller, Keegan Boos (Focus Features)

The Descendants
George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Nick Krause, Amara Miller, Mary Birdsong, Rob Huebel (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Margin Call
Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, Aasif Mandvi (Roadside Attractions)

Martha Marcy May Marlene
Elizabeth Olsen, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, Hugh Dancy, Maria Dizzia, Julia Garner, John Hawkes, Louisa Krause, Sarah Paulson (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Take Shelter
Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Tova Stewart, Shea Whigham, Katy Mixon, Kathy Baker, Ray McKinnon, Lisagay Hamilton, Robert Longstreet (Sony Pictures Classics)

Breakthrough Director:

Mike Cahill for Another Earth (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Sean Durkin for Martha Marcy May Marlene (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Vera Farmiga for Higher Ground (Sony Pictures Classics)

Evan Glodell for Bellflower (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Dee Rees for Pariah (Focus Features)

Breakthrough Actor:

Felicity Jones in Like Crazy (Paramount Vantage)

Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Harmony Santana in Gun Hill Road (Motion Film Group)

Shailene Woodley in The Descendants (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Jacob Wysocki in Terri (ATO Pictures)

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You:
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
Madeleine Olnek, director; Laura Terruso, Madeleine Olnek, producers

Green
Sophia Takal, director; Lawrence Michael Levine, producer

The Redemption of General Butt Naked
Eric Strauss, Daniele Anastasion, directors and producers

Scenes of a Crime
Blue Hadaegh & Grover Babcock, directors and producers

Without
Mark Jackson, director; Mark Jackson, Jessica Dimmock, Michael Requa, Jaime Keeling, producers
New this year, IFP will present a Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream’ grant, a $25,000 cash award for an alumnus of IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs. This grant aims to further the careers of emerging women directors by supporting the completion, distribution and audience engagement strategies of their first feature film.

The nominees are:
Jenny Deller, director, FUTURE WEATHER
Lucy Mulloy, director, UNA NOCHE
Rola Nashef, director, DETROIT UNLEADED
The 2nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Audience Award will be voted on again by the independent film community, 230,000 film fans worldwide.  To be eligible, a U.S. film must have won an audience award at one of the top 50 U.S. or Canadian film festivals from November 2010 through October 2011.  Voting begins today here.  The nominees will be announced November 7th and the winner will be revealed at the Gotham Awards ceremony.

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44 Comments

  1. nechoplex
    October 20, 2011

    Really glad to see Beginners and Take Shelter get some much deserved love. But I’m even happier that Vera Farmiga was nominated for excellent/promising work in Higher Ground.

  2. nechoplex
    October 20, 2011

    Really glad to see Beginners and Take Shelter get some much deserved love. But I’m even happier that Vera Farmiga was nominated for excellent/promising work in Higher Ground.

  3. Joey
    October 20, 2011

    Meek’s Cutoff!!!

  4. Joey
    October 20, 2011

    Meek’s Cutoff!!!

  5. October 20, 2011

    I’m curious if Take Shelter is going to gain enough praise and momentum in the next two months to be a real contender for picture or maybe Shannon for actor. It seems to be pretty well liked among critics and Shannon has been recognized before.

  6. October 20, 2011

    I’m curious if Take Shelter is going to gain enough praise and momentum in the next two months to be a real contender for picture or maybe Shannon for actor. It seems to be pretty well liked among critics and Shannon has been recognized before.

  7. Sasha Stone
    October 20, 2011

    I’m liking the Vera Farmiga too. That’s what awards like this are great for – not really to line up with Oscar but to honor work like Farmiga’s, that might never be included in the Oscar race.

  8. Sasha Stone
    October 20, 2011

    I’m liking the Vera Farmiga too. That’s what awards like this are great for – not really to line up with Oscar but to honor work like Farmiga’s, that might never be included in the Oscar race.

  9. GL
    October 20, 2011

    Now that’s quite interesting. Definitely a big push for Plummer in the supporting category as well as Shannon for “Take Shelter”. My predictions are.

    The Descendants
    Bill Cunningham New York
    Beginners
    Sean Durkin for Martha Marcy May Marlene
    Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene
    Scenes of a Crime

  10. GL
    October 20, 2011

    Now that’s quite interesting. Definitely a big push for Plummer in the supporting category as well as Shannon for “Take Shelter”. My predictions are.

    The Descendants
    Bill Cunningham New York
    Beginners
    Sean Durkin for Martha Marcy May Marlene
    Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene
    Scenes of a Crime

  11. julian the emperor
    October 20, 2011

    No Drive? Not eligible or what? Otherwise: major snub!

  12. julian the emperor
    October 20, 2011

    No Drive? Not eligible or what? Otherwise: major snub!

  13. Sasha Stone
    October 20, 2011

    Joshua, that’s interesting. They’re finally sending me a screening so I can see it…still haven’t.

  14. Sasha Stone
    October 20, 2011

    Joshua, that’s interesting. They’re finally sending me a screening so I can see it…still haven’t.

  15. Ricky Schweitzer
    October 20, 2011

    Don’t get your hopes up too high Sasha. Shannon and Chastain are brilliant but the film itself feels a little half-baked

  16. Ricky Schweitzer
    October 20, 2011

    Don’t get your hopes up too high Sasha. Shannon and Chastain are brilliant but the film itself feels a little half-baked

  17. K Trout
    October 20, 2011

    Yup. Like I said. Remove 1-2 and replace with smaller films. I suggested Pariah, but they went with Focus’ other gay-themed movie Beginners.

  18. K Trout
    October 20, 2011

    Yup. Like I said. Remove 1-2 and replace with smaller films. I suggested Pariah, but they went with Focus’ other gay-themed movie Beginners.

  19. jorge
    October 20, 2011

    happy to see chastain snubbed

  20. jorge
    October 20, 2011

    happy to see chastain snubbed

  21. Jimmy
    October 20, 2011

    Want to see Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same now!

  22. Jimmy
    October 20, 2011

    Want to see Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same now!

  23. Ivan
    October 20, 2011

    Yeah!!! BEGINNERS is one of the best movies of the year.

    For Your Consideration
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR/CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    BEST FILM EDITING
    BEST ART DIRECTION

  24. Ivan
    October 20, 2011

    Yeah!!! BEGINNERS is one of the best movies of the year.

    For Your Consideration
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR/CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER
    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    BEST FILM EDITING
    BEST ART DIRECTION

  25. Beth Stevens
    October 20, 2011

    Just to add to Martha Marcy’s joy today, it’s started off with a BFCA rating of 91.

    A fine set of noms overall. Very glad to see some attention paid to Tree of Life, Another Earth and Meek’s Cutoff, plus all the love for Take Shelter.

  26. Beth Stevens
    October 20, 2011

    Just to add to Martha Marcy’s joy today, it’s started off with a BFCA rating of 91.

    A fine set of noms overall. Very glad to see some attention paid to Tree of Life, Another Earth and Meek’s Cutoff, plus all the love for Take Shelter.

  27. menyc
    October 20, 2011

    LOVE the Bill Cunningham nomination.
    The most charming, loveable film I’ve seen this year.

  28. menyc
    October 20, 2011

    LOVE the Bill Cunningham nomination.
    The most charming, loveable film I’ve seen this year.

  29. alan of montreal
    October 20, 2011

    I’m with Jimmy on the Codependent Lesbian Space Alien!

  30. alan of montreal
    October 20, 2011

    I’m with Jimmy on the Codependent Lesbian Space Alien!

  31. Jerry
    October 20, 2011

    Really surprised about the Chastain snub and no MMMM for best feature.

  32. Jerry
    October 20, 2011

    Really surprised about the Chastain snub and no MMMM for best feature.

  33. Rufussondheim
    October 20, 2011

    I would assume that these five nominees will be, on average, better than the Oscar Pic nominees. The only one I’ve seen here is Meek’s Cutoff, which, while the least of the three Reichart movies is still better than anything Big Budget Hollywood will pump out this year (most likely.)

  34. Rufussondheim
    October 20, 2011

    I would assume that these five nominees will be, on average, better than the Oscar Pic nominees. The only one I’ve seen here is Meek’s Cutoff, which, while the least of the three Reichart movies is still better than anything Big Budget Hollywood will pump out this year (most likely.)

  35. ReinL
    October 20, 2011

    I agree with @jerry Jessica Chastain should have been nominated instead of the overrated Felicity Jones. Please STOP with the buzz and marketing around this actress, she has nothing special and there are better actresses than her.

  36. ReinL
    October 20, 2011

    I agree with @jerry Jessica Chastain should have been nominated instead of the overrated Felicity Jones. Please STOP with the buzz and marketing around this actress, she has nothing special and there are better actresses than her.

  37. October 20, 2011

    With the exception of Jones I really like most of these nominees, but I’m basing that off of Like Crazy’s irritating trailer.

  38. October 20, 2011

    With the exception of Jones I really like most of these nominees, but I’m basing that off of Like Crazy’s irritating trailer.

  39. PaulH
    October 20, 2011

    People’s Choice Awards released their preliminary 2011 nominations yesterday. Will be furrowed down to 5 by late next month. Those who made the first cut are here: http://www.goldderby.com/forum/topics/view/640

  40. PaulH
    October 20, 2011

    People’s Choice Awards released their preliminary 2011 nominations yesterday. Will be furrowed down to 5 by late next month. Those who made the first cut are here: http://www.goldderby.com/forum/topics/view/640

  41. October 20, 2011

    @PaulH But you can still do ‘write in’ nominees. So people who aren’t on the list can make it.

  42. October 20, 2011

    @PaulH But you can still do ‘write in’ nominees. So people who aren’t on the list can make it.

  43. CharlieG
    October 21, 2011

    Thank the gods that “Bill Cunningham New York” got recognized. It’s hands down the best movie of the year. So touching, so real, so lovely.

  44. CharlieG
    October 21, 2011

    Thank the gods that “Bill Cunningham New York” got recognized. It’s hands down the best movie of the year. So touching, so real, so lovely.

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