“Get Out” reaped a leading four nominations at the 27th Annual Gotham Awards, which are presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project to honor the best in indie cinema. The awards ceremony will be held on Monday, Nov. 27 at Cipriani Wall Street. Jordan Peele reaped twin bids for writing and directing this winter sleeper hit.
“Get Out” also contends for Best Feature, which has previewed the Oscar Best Picture winner for the past three years running. Among the other nominees for the top prize at the Gotham Awards are two other strong Oscar contenders — Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” and Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” — as well as Josh and Bennie Safdie’s “Good Time” and Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya.”
While Oscar hopefuls “Lady Bird” and “Mudbound” were snubbed in the Best Feature race, each of these acclaimed films did merit mention elsewhere. Greta Gerwig contends for her both her direction and writing of “Lady Bird” while the cast of “Mudbound” will be feted with a special award and Mary J. Blige vies for her breakthrough performance..
“Get Out” leading man Daniel Kaluuya is nominated for Best Actor as is Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) who is our frontrunner for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars. Also in the running for this Gotham Award, which does not distinguish between leading and featured roles, are James Franco (“The Disaster Artist”); Robert Pattinson (“Good Time”); Adam Sandler (“The Meyerowitz Stories”); and Harry Dean Stanton (“Lucky”).
“Lady Bird” leading lady Saoirse Ronan reaped a Best Actress bid as did Melanie Lynskey (“I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore”), Haley Lu Richardson (“Columbus”), Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”) and Lois Smith (“Marjorie Prime”).
Nominees were chosen by committees of film critics and journalists, festival programmers and film curators. The winners will be determined by juries of filmmaking professionals including writers, directors, actors, producers and more.
Be sure to make your Oscar nomination predictions so that Hollywood studio executives can see how their films are faring in our Academy Awards odds. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on January 23.