Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Gotham Nominations revealed

Today the Gotham Independent awards nominations were revealed and while these awards never indicate Oscars they are still prestigious. The past winners include Winter's Bone, The Hurt Locker, Frozen River, and Into the Wild

The following are the nominations

Best Feature
  • Beginners
  • The Descendants
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Take Shelter
  • The Tree of Life

Best Documentary
  • Better This World
  • Bill Cunningham New York
  • Hell and Back Again
  • The Interrupters
  • The Woodmans
Best Ensemble Performance
  • Beginners
    Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller, Keegan Boos
  • The Descendants
    George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Nick Krause, Amara Miller, Mary Birdsong, Rob Huebel
  • Margin Call
    Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, Aasif Mandvi
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
    Elizabeth Olsen, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, Hugh Dancy, Maria Dizzia, Julia Garner, John Hawkes, Louisa Krause, Sarah Paulson
  • Take Shelter
    Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Tova Stewart, Shea Whigham, Katy Mixon, Kathy Baker, Ray McKinnon, Lisagay Hamilton, Robert Longstreet
Breakthrough Director
  • Mike Cahill for Another Earth
  • Sean Durkin for Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Vera Farmiga for Higher Ground
  • Evan Glodell for Bellflower
  • Dee Rees for Pariah
Breakthrough Actor
  • Felicity Jones in Like Crazy
  • Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Harmony Santana in Gun Hill Road
  • Shailene Woodley in The Descendants
  • Jacob Wysocki in Terri
Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
  • Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
  • Green
  • The Redemption of General Butt Naked
  • Scenes of a Crime
  • Without
Nominees for the Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers 'Live the Dream' Grant
  • Jenny Deller, director, Future Weather
  • Lucy Mulloy, director, Una Noche
  • Rola Nashef, director, Detroit Unleashed
Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Descendants lead the way with the most nominations. In addition Fox Searchlight enjoyed two films in the top category The Descendants and The Tree of Life. 

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