The Gotham awards tout themselves as the kick-off to the film awards season and the first major awards ceremony of the film season. Both of these statements are true, but the Gothams rarely predict where the Oscar race will go. It does give us an idea of the films that are part of the conversation this early in the year.
The be eligible, a film must be American and made with a point of view and with an economy of means. The voting committee is small and does not represent the larger group that the Oscars do.
It does, however, highlight the movies that are on the bubble for Oscar consideration.
The Gotham Awards will take place November 28th.
Complete list of nominees:
Everybody Wants Some!!
Manchester by the Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Robert Eggers for The Witch
Anna Rose Holmer for The Fits
Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert for Swiss Army Man
Trey Edward Shults for Krisha
Richard Tanne for Southside with You
Hell or High Water
Love & Friendship
Manchester by the Sea,
Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea.
Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water
Adam Driver in Paterson
Joel Edgerton in Loving
Craig Robinson in Morris from America
Kate Beckinsale in Love & Friendship
Annette Bening in 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert in Elle
Ruth Negga in Loving
Natalie Portman in Jackie
Lily Gladstone in Certain Women
Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea
Royalty Hightower in The Fits
Sasha Lane in American Honey
Anya Taylor-Joy in The Witch