Call Me and Get Out Lead Gotham Awards

On Film / The Daily — Nov 28, 2017

If, as Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh suggests, the Independent Filmmaker Project’s Gotham Awards are “the Iowa caucus of Oscars season,” then the frontrunners of the moment are Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name and Jordan Peele’s Get Out. The latter’s won three, and the former only two, but one of them’s the big one, best feature. Here are all the nominees, with the winners in bold.

Best Feature

Call Me by Your Name
The Florida Project
Get Out
Good Time
I, Tonya

Best Documentary

Ex Libris – The New York Public Library
Rat Film
Strong Island
Whose Streets?
The Work

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Maggie Betts for Novitiate
Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird
Kogonada for Columbus
Jordan Peele for Get Out
Joshua Z Weinstein for Menashe

Best Screenplay

The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
Brad’s Status, Mike White
Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory
Columbus, Kogonada
Get Out, Jordan Peele
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig

Best Actor

Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project
James Franco in The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out
Robert Pattinson in Good Time
Adam Sandler in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Harry Dean Stanton in Lucky

Best Actress

Melanie Lynskey in I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Haley Lu Richardson in Columbus
Margot Robbie in I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird
Lois Smith in Marjorie Prime

The 2017 Best Actor/Best Actress nominating committee has also voted to award a special Gotham Jury Award for ensemble performance to Mudbound. The award will go to actors Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, and Jonathan Banks.

Breakthrough Actor

Mary J. Blige in Mudbound
Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name
Harris Dickinson in Beach Rats
Kelvin Harrison, Jr. in It Comes at Night
Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project

Breakthrough Series, Long Form

Atlanta, Donald Glover, creator
Better Things, Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K.
Dear White People, Justin Simien
Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Search Party, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter

Breakthrough Series, Short Form

555, Kate Berlant, Andrew DeYoung and John Early, creators
Inconceivable, Joel Ashton McCarthy
Junior, Zoe Cassavetes
Let Me Die a Nun, Sarah Salovaara
The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes, Nancy Andrews

Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance

Mudbound, presented to Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, and Jonathan Banks.

Made In NY Honoree

Michael K. Williams

Audience Award

Get Out

The evening also saw a tribute to Sofia Coppola. For the Hollywood Reporter, Ashley Lee talks with Coppola about The Beguiled, “crafting the female gaze and dipping into new mediums.” And IndieWire’s Eric Kohn talks with her as well: “It’s funny, because my dad and George Lucas were both into shooting digitally years ago, but my brother and I love film so much. And they’re so over it.”

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