Best Feature: Inside Llewyn Davis
Best Actress: Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Breakthrough Director: Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing
Breakthrough Actor: Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station
Audience Award: Life on Four Strings

The IFP Gotham Awards will live streamed tonight, starting at 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern HERE

Or watch here after the jump.

And the nominees are:
Best Feature:
12 Years a Slave
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Before Midnight
* Inside Llewyn Davis
Upstream Color

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At the Gotham Independent Film Awards, Beasts of the Southern Wild director Benh Zeitlin won Breakthrough Director and the inaugural Bingham Ray prize. Emayatzy Corinealdi won Breakthrough Actor for her role in Middle of Nowhere. Moonrise Kingdom won Best Feature and the cast of Your Sister’s Sister won Best Ensemble.

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Beasts of the Southern Wild, BernieMiddle of Nowhere, and Moonrise Kingdom Receive Two Nominations Each

Best Feature
The Loneliest Planet
The Master
Middle of Nowhere
Moonrise Kingdom

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It looks like The Silver Linings Playbook just got a nice boost, and The Promised Land too, as The Independent Filmmaker Project just announced they will be the recipients of career tributes at the 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards Monday, November 26, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

In the meantime, the Rise of the Guardians will receive the Rome Film Festival “Vanity Fair International Award for Cinematic Excellence” at the Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma (Rome Film Fest), November 9 – 17. The awards ceremony will be followed by the international theatrical premiere of Rise of the Guardians, distributed on November 21, 2012, and inspired by the series of illustrated books “The Guardians of Childhood” by William Joyce. The ceremony and screening will also be attended by DreamWorks Animation’s Chief Executive Officer JeffreyKatzenberg and Executive Producer Guillermo del Toro.

The Press Releases after the cut.

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IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards

Best Feature (TIE!): The Tree of Life and Beginners
Best Documentary: Better This World
Best Ensemble: Beginners!
Breakthrough Actor: Felicity Jones, Like Crazy
Breakthrough Director: Dee Rees for Pariah
Audience Award: Girlfriend
Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You: Scenes of a Crime

Thanks to Indiewire.

Best Feature:
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)

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Peter Knegt at IndieWire takes a swing at forecasting tomorrow’s Gotham nominees, and comes up with this list of likelys for Best Feature.

  • The Descendants
  • Drive
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Take Shelter
  • The Tree of Life

Peter names these alternative possibilities: Midnight in Paris, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Like Crazy, Pariah, Win Win, Rampart, Jane Eyre, Beginners.  Surprisingly (or not), he’s rather quick to write off  Oscar hopes for any Indies other than The Descendants, Midnight in Paris and Tree of Life.  (He lists altogether 16 films that he thinks will figure significantly in tomorrow’s Gotham categories, after the cut.)

He notes that the Gothams allow for Indies with bigger budgets — a bar that will exclude Tree of Life and Midnight in Paris from the Spirit Awards. Likewise, international indies like Shame and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy are probably ineligible for Gotham nominations because their rules stipulate films “must be directed and/or produced by a US born or based filmmaker.”

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Best Feature: Winter’s Bone
Breakthrough Director: Kevin Asch for Holy Rollers
Breakthrough Actor: Ronald Bronstein in Daddy Longlegs
Best Ensemble Performance: Winter’s Bone
Best Documentary: The Oath
Best Film Not Showing at a Theater Near You: Littlerock
Festival Genius Audience Award: Waiting for Superman


Got the shakes needing to see somebody win something? Get well tonight when streams the IFP Gotham Independent Awards. Nominees after the cut for anyone who wants to share predictions.

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This year Gotham Independent and IFP are hosting the first-ever Festival Genius Audience Awards, providing the public with a chance to vote for their favorite films from those that received an audience award at any one of 50 US festivals over this past year. The process of selecting the five final nominees is now underway at

Until 11:59 PM, Nov 7th, participants are invited to pick their five favorites from the 26 finalists. John Sylva, coordinator of the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards, tells us the top 5 choices will be announced November 10th, when final voting will commence. The winner will be announced November 29th at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards at Wall Street Cipriani.

Go vote; then come back to name your picks for a informal straw poll here in the comments.

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Debra Granik’s Winters Bone Receives Three Nominations:

  • Best Feature, Breakthrough Actor (Jennifer Lawrence) & Best Ensemble Performance

The Kids Are All Right and Tiny Furniture both receive two nominations

Best Feature:

  • Black Swan
  • Blue Valentine
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Let Me In (!)
  • Winter’s Bone

Best Documentary:

  • 12th & Delaware
  • Inside Job
  • The Oath
  • Public Speaking
  • Sweetgrass

Best Ensemble Performance:

  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Life During Wartime
  • Please Give
  • Tiny Furniture
  • Winter‚Äôs Bone

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This Monday, the Gotham noms will be announced at via UStream TV at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00am PT.

Last year’s nominations had two eventual Best Pic nominees in the lineup – The Hurt Locker and A Serious Man. View them here.

I suspect that there will be a few crossovers this year as well – namely, Winter’s Bone, Get Low, and Blue Valentine perhaps.

The press release after the cut.

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It was just announced that Darren Aronofsky, Hilary Swank, Robert Duvall and Focus Features’ James Schamus will all be presented with a Career Tribute award at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards‚Ñ¢ on Monday, November 29th at Cipriani Wall Street, New York, New York.

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