Gotham Award Nominations Announced; 12 YEARS A SLAVE and UPSTREAM COLOR among Best Picture Nominees

     October 24, 2013


The Gotham Independent Film Awards go out of their way to get a jump on everyone, and in doing so they become almost completely irrelevant.  The voting board hasn’t seen unfinished films like The Wolf of Wall Street or American Hustle, so how can this be a true appraisal of the year’s best movies?  At best, the Gotham Awards try to shine a light on movies that will probably be overlooked during the award race, but still deserve attention.  I’m sure plenty of my fellow critics would love it if Upstream Color received the attention a Best Picture Oscar nomination would provide, but that will never happen.  But for the Gotham Awards, it can get a Best Picture nomination right alongside likely Oscar nominee 12 Years a Slave.

Hit the jump for a full list of nominees.  The winners will be announced on December 2nd.

Via Gotham Awards:

12-years-a-slave-posterBest Picture

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
  • Before Midnight
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Upstream Color

Best Documentary

  • The Act of Killing
  • The Crash Reel
  • First Cousin Once Removed
  • Let the Fire Burn
  • Our Nixon

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

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

Best Actor

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

short-term-12-brie-larsonBest Actress

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

Breakthrough Actor

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