Gotham Awards 2016: The Nominations

The Independent Filmmaker Project has announced today the nominees for the 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.

While there is a tight race afoot amongst the competitive awards the announcement also contained news of the Gotham Award Tribute recipients. Those prizes will be awarded to actors Amy Adams and Ethan Hawke along with director Oliver Stone and Industry Tribute recipient producer Arnon Milchan. Also the nominating committees for Best Actor, Actress and the Breakthrough Actor jointly voted to award a Special Jury Award to the ensemble cast of Moonlight.

Joana Vicente, Executive Director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center commented on the announcement saying “We wish to offer our hearty congratulations to the 2016 Gotham Awards nominees, all of whose unique and exciting artistic achievements represent the very best in independent storytelling.

The Gotham Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, November 28th at Cipriani Wall Street.

Best Feature
Certain Women
Everybody Wants Some
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Paterson

Best Documentary
Cameraperson
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made, America
Tower
Weiner

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Robert Eggers, The Witch
Anna Rose Holmer, The Fits
Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Swiss Army Man
Trey Edward Shults, Krisha
Richard Tanne, Southside with You

Best Screenplay
Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan
Love & Friendship, Whit Stillman
Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight, Story Tarell Alvin McCraney, Screenplay Barry Jenkins
Paterson, Jim Jarmusch

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Adam Driver, Paterson
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Craig Robinson, Morris from America

Best Actress
Kate Beckinsale, Love & Friendship
Annette Bening, 0th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Breakthrough Actor
Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Royalty Hightower, The Fits
Sasha Lane, American Honey
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch

Breakthrough Series
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The Girlfriend Experience
Horace and Pete
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Master of None

Audience Award
Moonlight

Special Jury Award, An Ensemble Performance
Moonlight


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