‘Get Out’ Leads 2017 Gotham Awards Nominations

The nominations are out for the Gotham Independent Film Awards, an annual American film awards celebration for independent filmmakers.  The ceremony takes place in New York City, nicknamed “Gotham.”  The Gotham Awards is also part of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the largest organization in the U. S. dedicated to independent film.

The full list of nominee are out and Jordan Peele’s horror film Get Out is in the lead with four nominations.  The film had only a $4.5 million budget but raked in $175 million at the box office.  It’s nominations fall under Best Feature, Breakthrough Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor.

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Photo via LA Times

Other notable nominations for the Gotham awards include The Big Sick and Dear White People.

See the full list of nominations below:

Best Feature:

  • Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • The Florida Project (A24)
  • Get Out (Universal Pictures)
  • Good Time (A24)
  • I, Tonya (NEON)

Best Documentary

  • Ex Libris – The New York Public Library (Zipporah Films)
  • Rat Film (MEMORY and Cinema Guild)
  • Strong Island (Netflix)
  • Whose Streets? (Magnolia Pictures)
  • The Work (The Orchard and First Look Media)

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

  • Maggie Betts – Novitiate (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird (A24)
  • Kogonada – Columbus (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
  • Jordan Peele – Get Out (Universal Pictures)
  • Joshua Z Weinstein – Menashe (A24)

Best Screenplay

  • The Big Sick – Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (Amazon Studios)
  • Brad’s Status – Mike White (Amazon Studios)
  • Call Me by Your Name – James Ivory (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Columbus – Kogonada (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
  • Get Out – Jordan Peele (Universal Pictures)
  • Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig (A24)

Best Actor

  • Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project (A24)
  • James Franco – The Disaster Artist (A24)
  • Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out (Universal Pictures)
  • Robert Pattinson – Good Time (A24)
  • Adam Sandler – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Netflix)
  • Harry Dean Stanton – Lucky (Magnolia Pictures)

Best Actress

  • Melanie Lynskey – I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Netflix)
  • Haley Lu Richardson – Columbus (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
  • Margot Robbie – I, Tonya (NEON)
  • Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird (A24)
  • Lois Smith – Marjorie Prime (FilmRise)

Breakthrough Actor

  • Mary J. Blige in Mudbound (Netflix)
  • Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Harris Dickinson – Beach Rats (NEON)
  • Kelvin Harrison, Jr. – It Comes at Night (A24)
  • Brooklynn Prince – The Florida Project (A24)

Breakthrough Series (long form)

  • Atlanta (FX Networks)
  • Better Things (FX Networks)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • Fleabag (Amazon)
  • Search Party (TBS)

Breakthrough Series (short form)

  • 555 (Vimeo)
  • Inconceivable (YouTube)
  • Junior (Blackpills and VICE)
  • Let Me Die a Nun (Vimeo)
  • The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes (YouTube)

The Gotham film awards will take place on November 27, 2017 at 4:30 PST and will be hosted by John Cameron Mitchell.

Are you excited to for these awards?  Who do you hope most to win?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: ScreenRant

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