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Entries in Gotham Awards (24)

Tuesday
Nov 27 2018

Gotham Award Winners & Favourite Cheekiness

The Gotham Awards proved a great night for multiple films,but especially for A24 who dominated the prizes with multiple awards for bothFirst ReformedandEighth Gradeand even a Best Actress win for our beloved Toni Collette inHereditary.Not that other studios didn't get some attention.Sony Picture Classics nabbed a surprise win in the Best Feature category and Fox Searchlight'sThe Favouritegot a lot of attention,given that it received essentially two special prizes with an Ensemble Award and a tribute to Rachel Weisz.Weisz brought her co-stars along in cutout form in the acceptance speech -love it!

The list of winners and a few notes are after the jump...

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Thursday
Oct 18 2018

Gotham Nominations: "The Favourite"and "First Reformed" Lead

by Nathaniel R

It's the first official awards announcement of the season!The Gotham Awards,the East Coast's answer to the Independent Spirit Awards,have announced their nominations with the palace intrigue tragicomedyThe Favouriteand the existential heavy drama ofFirst Reformedsharing the lead with 3 matching honors each: Best Feature,Best Screenplay,and one acting citation (a special ensemble prize for the former and Ethan Hawke for the latter).One assumes that they'd have both been nominated for director,too,but one of the quirks of Gotham is that they don't have a Director category,only a category for brand new directors and we love the nominees there,especially Bo Burnham forEighth Gradeand Ari Aster forHereditary.

Other films receiving much needed good news since they were released before the fall glut and needed awards bodies to be reminded of them over the next few months:Leave No Trace,The Wife,Sorry to Bother You,andThe Rider.The complete nominations and a few more comments after the jump...

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Thursday
Sep 27 2018

The Link Persuasive

Coming SoonJuliette Lewis is joining theRoseannespinoff sitcomThe Conners
MNPPACK!Somehow I missed the news that there's a new documentary coming about Montgomery Clift and it's playing at NewFest next month
Awards DailyWillem Dafoe and Paul Greengrass are getting tributes at the Gotham Awards
AV ClubEric Idle confirms a longstanding rumor about Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene fromEmpire Strikes Back...

Lots more after the jump including Judi Dench's frustration,Wicked's anniversary,Chris Pine's penis,Glenn Close's movies,JK Rowling's foot-in-mouth problem,and English language remakes of foreign hits which are fine as they are (sigh)...

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Tuesday
Nov 28 2017

"Get Out"and "Call Me By Your Name"Divvy Up the Gotham Awards

by Nathaniel R

the oldest and youngest nominee flanking the big winner: Lois Smith,Jordan Peele,and Brooklynn Prince

Get Out(with 3 wins) andCall Me By Your Name(with 2 including Best Feature) dominated the Gotham Awards last night taking the bulk of the prizes.That didn't leave much for other contenders though A24 moviesThe Disaster ArtistandLady Birdscored both leading acting awards.Entirely shut out despite multiple nominations:The Florida Project,Good Time,andI Tonya.More after the jump...

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Thursday
Oct 19 2017

"Get Out"and "Lady Bird"Lead Gotham Nominations

Awards season has begun!The first of the Oscar precursors,the Gotham Awards,has announced their nominations this morning.The Gothams are dedicated to honor the best of independent film during the last year.Their well-curated committees of film critics and movie insiders that pick the nominees result in refreshing choices that many times miss the bigger awards.Despite that,for the past three years,Gotham winners for Best Feature have gone on to win Best Picture at the Oscars.亚博主页

The Gotham Awards will be hosted by John Cameron Mitchell on November 27th.This year's ceremony will also award special tributes to Sofia Coppola (The Beguiled),Nicole Kidman (The Killing of a Sacred Deer,The Beguiled),Dustin Hoffman (The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)),Jason Blum (Get Out),Ed Lachman (Wonderstruck),and Al Gore (An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power).

Check out the nominees and update your prediction charts accordingly!

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Thursday
Feb 23 2017

A New Awards Group?Yup,Another One for the Indies

Over the years I realize that The Film Experience has been a bit of a killjoy in terms of one very specific development that other awards sites fawn on: the explosion of film award groups.亚博主页It's just that over the years its been ridiculous to see the numbers explode but not see any correlative expansion of ideas or discussion about what constitutes great cinema.If all awards groups do is rubber stamp each other and watch the same 20 movies,we should just stick to the 3 or 4 original groups and be done with it!

This preamble is a way of saying that when I heard there was a new Independent Film Award organization I initially rolled my eyes and shrugged it off with a tweet.Weren't The Gothams and the Spirits enough?But I've had a bit of a change of heart and am keeping an open mind after further investigation.If you're going to create a new film award,you need a purpose.And the American Independent Film Awards seems to have one.In fact,it looks like they're planning to do exactly what the Independent Spirit awards originally set out to do but have long since wandered away from as they've become a mainstream big publicity party for the mini-majors and their Oscar campaigns.The AIFA will focus on movies with budgets of $1 million or less.In other words,true indies as studios don't make films that size...

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