Thursday, October 24, 2013

2013 Gotham Awards Nominations

And we're off!  The 2013 awards season is officially underway as the first organization as announced its best of the year line-up.  The Gothams, New York based, lead the way honoring the best of American independent films.

12 Years a Slave (directed by Steve McQueen)
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (directed by David Lowery)
Before Midnight (directed by Richard Linklater)
Inside Llewyn Davis (directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
Upstream Color (directed by Shane Corruth)

The Act of Killing (directed by Joshua Oppenheimer)
The Crash Reel (directed by Lucy Walker)
First Cousin Once Removed (directed by Alan Berliner)
Let the Fire Burn (directed by Jason Osder)
Our Nixon (directed by Penny Lane)

Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station
Adam Leon, Gimme the Loot
Alexander Moors, Blue Caprice
Stacie Passion, Concussion
Amy Seimetz, Sun Don't Shine

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All is Lost
Isiah Washington, Blue Caprice

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

This marks the first year the Gothams have bestowed lead acting prizes.

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

The nominating committee consisted of:

  • Scott Foundas, Lead Film Critic, Variety
  • Eric Kohn, Lead Film Critic, Indiewire
  • Christy Lemire, Film Critic, and co-host, What the Flick?!
  • Andrew O’Hehir, Film Critic,
  • Dana Stevens, Movie Critic, Slate
  • Nominating Committee for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Breakthrough Actor:
  • Justin Chang, Senior Film Critic, Variety
  • Noah Cowan, Artistic Director, TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post Film and Theater Film Critic
  • David Rooney, Film & Theater Critic, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Leah Rozen, freelance entertainment writer
  • Nominating Committee for Best Documentary:
  • Charlotte Cook, Director of Programming, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festiva
  • lBen Fowlie, Founder & Executive Director, Camden International Film Festival
  • Cynthia Fuchs, Film-TV Editor, PopMatters
  • Mike Maggiore, Programmer and Publicist, Film Forum
  • Sky Sitney, Festival Director, AFI Docs

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