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Oct 23, 2015

2015 IFP Gotham Independent Film Award Nominations

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

The nominations were announced today for the first awards of the season, the Gothams. Their concentration and consideration lies mainly in the indie or character driven movie stratosphere with occasional big Oscar dramas in the mix. At this point, there is no point to say what was missed and what should have been there or whose presence or absence means what in the times to come but just relish it all. Personally, I haven't seen many of the nominees yet. The Diary of a Teenage Girl has the most nominations, my most anticipated movie event of the year... Carol has some mentions too along with Spotlight, Tangerine and Heaven Knows What. The latter one I have seen. Also glad to see Paul Dano get some love as well as The Mend and Arielle Holmes. The as-of-now lead actress frontrunners Cate Blanchett and Brie Larson are nominated too as well as actors from films like Experimenter, James White, 99 Homes, Grandma, I'll See You in My Dreams etc. Catch all of these nominated movies people, below is the full list:

Best Feature:

Carol – Todd Haynes, director; Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley, producers
The Diary of a Teenage Girl – Marielle Heller, director; Anne Carey, Bert Hamelinck, Madeline Samit, Miranda Bailey, producers
Heaven Knows What – Josh and Benny Safdie, directors; Oscar Boyson, Sebastian Bear-McClard, producers
Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, director; Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Pagan Faust, producers
Tangerine – Sean Baker, director; Darren Dean, Shih-Ching Tsou, Marcus Cox & Karrie Cox, producers


Best Actor:

Christopher Abbott in James White
Kevin Corrigan in Results
Paul Dano in Love & Mercy
Peter Sarsgaard in Experimenter
Michael Shannon in 99 Homes

Best Actress:

Cate Blanchett in Carol
Blythe Danner in I’ll See You in My Dreams
Brie Larson in Room
Bel Powley in The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Lily Tomlin in Grandma
Kristen Wiig in Welcome to Me

Best Screenplay:

Carol, Phyllis Nagy
The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Marielle Heller
Love & Mercy, Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner
Spotlight, Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
While We’re Young, Noah Baumbach

Best Documentary:

Approaching the Elephant – Amanda Rose Wilder, director; Jay Craven, Robert Greene, Amanda Rose Wilder, producers
Cartel Land – Matthew Heineman, director; Matthew Heineman, Tom Yellin, producers
Heart of a Dog – Laurie Anderson, director; Dan Janvey, Laurie Anderson, producers
Listen to Me Marlon – Stevan Riley, director; John Battsek, RJ Cutler, George Chignell, producers
The Look of Silence – Joshua Oppenheimer, director; Signe Byrge Sørensen, producer

Breakthrough Actor:

Rory Culkin in Gabriel
Arielle Holmes in Heaven Knows What
Lola Kirke in Mistress America
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez in Tangerine
Mya Taylor in Tangerine

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award:

Desiree Akhavan for Appropriate Behavior
Jonas Carpigano for Mediterranea
Marielle Heller for The Diary of a Teenage Girl
John Magary for The Mend
Josh Mond for James White