The Gotham Awards are presented annually by the Independent Filmmaker Project to honor the best in indie cinema. The 28th annual awards ceremony will be held on Monday, Nov. 26 at Cipriani Wall Street. Nominations were determined by committees of film critics, journalists, festival programmers, and film curators. Separate juries of writers, directors, actors, producers, editors and others directly involved in making films will determine the winners. (Read the full report on the 2018 Gotham Awards nominations.)
In addition to the nine competitive awards, Gotham Tributes will be given to actors Rachel Weisz and Willem Dafoe, director Paul Greengrass, and the Gotham Industry Tribute to Jon Kamen. Weisz and her co-stars in “The Favourite,” Olivia Colman and Emma Stone, will be singled out for a special cast award as well.
The 2018 IFP Gotham Award nominations are:
If Beale Street Could Talk
Breakthrough Director Award
Ari Aster for Hereditary
Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade
Jennifer Fox for The Tale
Crystal Moselle for Skate Kitchen
Boots Riley for Sorry to Bother You
The Favourite, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
First Reformed, Paul Schrader
Private Life, Tamara Jenkins
Support the Girls, Andrew Bujalski
Thoroughbreds, Cory Finley
Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman
Ben Foster in Leave No Trace
Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Ethan Hawke in First Reformed
Lakeith Stanfield in Sorry to Bother You
Glenn Close in The Wife
Toni Collette in Hereditary
Kathryn Hahn in Private Life
Regina Hall in Support the Girls
Michelle Pfeiffer in Where is Kyra?
Yalitza Aparicio in Roma
Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade
Helena Howard in Madeline’s Madeline
KiKi Layne in If Beale Street Could Talk
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie in Leave No Trace
Breakthrough Series – Long Form
The End of the F***ing World
Breakthrough Series – Short Form
The F Word
She’s the Ticket
This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
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