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Oct 24, 2013

Gotham Independent Film Awards 2013 Nomination


And so it begins! Gotham Awards are always the first to announce their nominees, the preference here is mostly independent films. Those small gems that are most likely to be overlooked during the hectic and crowded season in two months time. I have yet to review many films from this year and this announcement is likely to give me that push I need.

12 Years a Slave, Before Midnight and Inside Llewyn Davis are the strongest films being nominated in the main category. Ain't Them Bodies Saints is lyrical filmmaking with nothing much to say, though I am not questioning its nomination here. Most happy for Upstream Color, a movie least likely to get the big awards. Blue Caprice is a movie I liked and it has a nice presence here with 2 nominations. Strong picks in the both acting categories and breakthrough sections. And while I haven't seen the movie yet but  Scarlett Johansson for Don Jon?

Here is the full list:-

Best Feature:

12 Years a Slave
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Before Midnight
Inside Llewyn Davis
Upstream Color

Best Actor:

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost
Isaiah Washington, Blue Caprice

Best Actress:

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Scarlett Johansson, Don Jon
Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Amy Seimetz, Upstream Color
Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now

Best Documentary:

The Act of Killing
The Crash Reel
First Cousin Once Removed
Let the Fire Burn
Our Nixon

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award:

Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station
Adam Leon, Gimme the Loot
Alexandre Moors, Blue Caprice
Stacie Passon, Concussion
Amy Seimetz, Sun Don’t Shine

Breakthrough Actor:

Dane DeHaan, Kill Your Darlings
Kathryn Hahn, Afternoon Delight
Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Robin Weigert, Concussion

Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream’ Grant:

Afia Nathaniel, Dukhthar
Gita Pullapilly, Beneath the Harvest Sky
Deb Shoval, AWOL