October 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm #164139
The 2014 Gotham Awards nominations will be announced on October 23.
What should we expect? Are there any strong contenders?
“Boyhood” will obviously be nominated for Best Feature. Ellar Coltrane will probably get in Breakthrough Actor. Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke may show up in Best Actress and Actor respectively. The categories are for “leading or significant featured roles” and they are in the year’s most acclaimed independent movie, so their screentime might not hurt them.
“Whiplash” can get nominations for Best Feature, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor (Miles Teller) and Best Actor (J.K. Simmons who fits the “significant featured role” description).
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” seems to be likely for Best Feature and Best Actor for Ralph Fiennes.
“Birdman” is a contender in Best Feature and Best Actor for Michael Keaton.
“Foxcatcher” has chances in Best Feature and Best Actor (I guess they would go for Steve Carell over Channing Tatum).
“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” can get nominations for Breakthough Director and Best Actress (Jessica Chastain).
“Dear White People” can get in Best Feature and Breakthrough Director.
“Wild” has a chance at a Best Actress nomination (Reese Witherspoon).
What are your thoughts?October 21, 2014 at 1:22 pm #164141
Indiewire shares their predictions (I remember them doing it the last couple of years as well):October 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm #164142
That’s an interesting article. Thanks for sharing it, 24Emmy.
I didn’t even think of Julianne Moore. She’s probably in, even though “Still Alice” remains a mystery at this point.
I guess Bill Hader would qualify for Breakthrough Actor. He is well known but not for his work in movies. This could definitely be considered his breakthrough film performance.October 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm #164143
This group can be a real crapshoot, but I think it might look like this.
- Blue Ruin
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Love is Strange
- The Kill Team
- Life Itself
- The Overnighters
- Rich Hill
- Jessica Chastain, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
- Julianne Moore, Still Alice
- Elisabeth Moss, The One I Love
- Kristen Wiig, The Skeleton Twins
- Reese Witherspoon, Wild
- Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
- Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Michael Keaton, Birdman
- Jason Schwartzman, Listen Up Phillip
- Philip Seymour Hoffman, A Most Wanted Man
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director
- Ana Lily Amirpour, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
- Chiemi Karasawa, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
- Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
- Gillian Robespierre, Obvious Child
- Justin Simien, Dear White People
October 23, 2014 at 7:49 am #164144
- Macon Blair, Blue Ruin
- Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood
- Bill Hader, The Skeleton Twins
- Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
- Tessa Thompson, Dear White People
Nominations are out: (wow, ibbster, you are terrifyingly close in Best Feature 4/5)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Love is Strange
Under the Skin
Point and Shoot*
Ana Lily Amirpour – A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night*
James Ward Byrkit – Coherence
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler
Eliza Hittman – It Felt Like Love*
Justin Simien – Dear White People
Bill Hader – The Skeleton Twins
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Oscar Isaac – A Most Violent Year
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Miles Teller – Whiplash
Partricia Aequette – Boyhood
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Beyond the Lights*
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Scarlett Johansson – Under the Skin
Mia Washikowska – Tracks
Riz Ahmed – Nightcrawler
Macon Blair – Blue Ruin
Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood
Joey King – Wish I was Here
Jenny Slate – Obvious Child
Tessa Thompson – Dear White People
Some relatively unknown nominees here as expected. The ones with asterisks are the ones we’ve probably known least or never heard of.October 23, 2014 at 8:06 am #164145
Well, Boyhood was a lock. Birdman and Love is Strange made sense given their reviews and NYC-settings. Grand Budapest was just a lucky guess from their history with Wes.
I thought for some reason that only American films could get nominated, so I wasn’t even considering films like Under the Skin or Tracks. Great nominations though, in any case!
My favorite nomination is probably Riz Ahmed, even though he broke through four years ago.October 23, 2014 at 8:08 am #164146
Such an interesting list of nominees! There’s a few I have on my must-see list.
I hope Oscar is paying attention to a few of these outsideofthebox choices.October 23, 2014 at 10:08 am #164147
So happy Bill Hader got a nomination! Hopefully this will be a good sign for him at Spirit and the Globes (maybe even others :)) I’m upset Ralph didn’t get in even when nominating Grand Budapest for Picture. Would have rathered him over Hawke. Nice to see Mia also recognized as well as Jenny Slate! Very odd that Gugu wasn’t nominated for BelleOctober 23, 2014 at 10:17 am #164148
I hope this isn’t the last we see of Grand Budapest in this Oscar race *fingers crossed* 😀October 23, 2014 at 12:11 pm #164149
I’m the most thrilled about the nominations for “Love is Strange,” “Dear White People,” and Miles Teller.October 23, 2014 at 12:52 pm #164150
nice to see gugu mbatha-raw get in for Best Actress!October 23, 2014 at 12:59 pm #164151
I love all the Boyhood noms. Ethan Hawke was an extra surprise.
Here’s hoping they don’t have any webcast issues this year.October 23, 2014 at 1:33 pm #164152
– The nominating committee for the Best Actor category voted to award a Special Jury Award jointly to the three leading actors in Foxcatcher – Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum – for their ensemble work.
– This year the Gotham Audience Award nominees are comprised of the 15 films nominated for Best Feature, Best Documentary, and the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. The winner will be selected by online voting of IFP members.
– In addition to the competitive awards, Gotham Award Tributes will be given to actor Tilda Swinton, director Bennett Miller and Industry Tribute recipient Netflix’s Ted Sarandos.October 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm #164153
Love that Boyhood got plenty of recognition, especially Ethan Hawke. Grand Budapest Hotel was a nice surprise, I’ll admit. But I’m wondering why Under The Skin is on here, though. I thought that movie stunk.October 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm #164154
Breakthrough Director: Justin Simien, Dear White People
Actor: Michael Keaton, Birdman
Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Breakthrough Actor: Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
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