The first group to hand out movie awards this year is the Gotham Independent Film Awards.  While it may not have a direct influence on Oscar nominees, it at least gives us an idea of where some peoples heads are at.

The Gotham Independent Film Awards, selected by distinguished juries and presented in New York City, the home of independent film, are the first honors of the film awards season. This public showcase honors the filmmaking community, expands the audience for independent films, and supports the work that IFP does behind the scenes throughout the year to bring such films to fruition.

They announced their nominations today and winners will be announced December 2nd. 12 YEARS A SLAVE leads with 3 nominations.

Best Feature

  • 12 Years a Slave – Steve McQueen, director
  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – David Lowery, director
  • Before Midnight – Richard Linklater, director
  • Inside Llewyn Davis – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, directors
  • Upstream Color – Shane Carruth, director

Best Documentary

  • The Act of Killing – Joshua Oppenheimer, director
  • The Crash Reel – Lucy Walker, director
  • First Cousin Once Removed – Alan Berliner, director
  • Let the Fire Burn – Jason Osder, director
  • Our Nixon – Penny Lane, director

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

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

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

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

Breakthrough Actor

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

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