With red carpets unraveling, eager voters preparing themselves for screenings, and studios upping their campaign game, the IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards are kicking things off with their complete list of nominees, and Jordan Peele’s Get Out is in the lead with four nominations, including Best Feature.
Following the end of his and Keegan Michael-Key’s sketch comedy series Key & Peele, writer/director Jordan Peele made an unexpected turn to horror with Get Out. The film was made on a meager $4.5 million budget, but managed to reel in a domestic box office gross of $175 million, while also earning a near-perfect 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, with four Gotham Awards nominations (including Best Feature, Breakthrough Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor), the enduring mass appeal of Get Out is proving its place among the releases of 2017. Whether these nominations hint at awards consideration come time for the Oscars remains to be seen, though.
Other notable nominations include the adaptation of Andre Aciman’s novel Call Me by Your Name, starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, Sean Baker’s follow-up to 2015’s Tangerine, The Florida Project, and the Margot Robbie-starring Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya.
Several filmmakers and actors will also receive IFP tributes during the ceremony, including Nicole Kidman, Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Coppola, Blumhouse Productions CEO Jason Blum, cinematographer Ed Lachman, and Al Gore. Dee Rees’ Mudbound will also receive a Gotham Jury Award for its collective ensemble performance.
Here is the full list of nominees (via: THR):
Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Florida Project (A24)
Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Good Time (A24)
I, Tonya (NEON)
Ex Libris – The New York Public Library (Zipporah Films)
Rat Film (MEMORY and Cinema Guild)
Strong Island (Netflix)
Whose Streets? (Magnolia Pictures)
The Work (The Orchard and First Look Media)
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Maggie Betts – Novitiate (Sony Pictures Classics)
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird (A24)
Kogonada – Columbus (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
Jordan Peele – Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Joshua Z Weinstein – Menashe (A24)
The Big Sick – Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (Amazon Studios)
Brad’s Status – Mike White (Amazon Studios)
Call Me by Your Name – James Ivory (Sony Pictures Classics)
Columbus – Kogonada (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
Get Out – Jordan Peele (Universal Pictures)
Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig (A24)
Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project (A24)
James Franco – The Disaster Artist (A24)
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Robert Pattinson – Good Time (A24)
Adam Sandler – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Netflix)
Harry Dean Stanton – Lucky (Magnolia Pictures)
Melanie Lynskey – I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Netflix)
Haley Lu Richardson – Columbus (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya (NEON)
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird (A24)
Lois Smith – Marjorie Prime (FilmRise)
Mary J. Blige in Mudbound (Netflix)
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics)
Harris Dickinson – Beach Rats (NEON)
Kelvin Harrison, Jr. – It Comes at Night (A24)
Brooklynn Prince – The Florida Project (A24)
Breakthrough Series — Long Form
Atlanta (FX Networks)
Better Things (FX Networks)
Dear White People (Netflix)
Search Party (TBS)
Breakthrough Series — Short Form
Junior (Blackpills and VICE)
Let Me Die a Nun (Vimeo)
The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes (YouTube)
The Gotham Independent Film Awards will take place on November 27, 2017 at 4:30pm PST and will be hosted by John Cameron Mitchell.
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