Thursday, May 23, 2024

The 2017 Gotham Independent Film Award Nominations

By Matt Neglia

The 27th Gotham Independent Film Awards have announced their full list of nominations for 2017 officially kicking off what will be a long and fun awards season.

​Click below to see the full list of nominations.

Best Feature
Call Me by Your Name
The Florida Project
Get Out
Good Time
I, Tonya

Best Documentary
Ex Libris – The New York Public Library
Rat Film
Strong Island
Whose Streets?
The Work

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Maggie Betts – Novitiate
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
Kogonada – Columbus
Jordan Peele – Get Out
Joshua Z Weinstein – Menashe

Best Screenplay
The Big Sick
Brad’s Status
Call Me by Your Name
Get Out
Lady Bird

Best Actor
Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
James Franco – The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Robert Pattinson – Good Time
Adam Sandler – The Meyerowitz Stories (New & Selected)
Harry Dean Stanton – Lucky

Best Actress
Melanie Lynskey – I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Haley Lu Richardson – Columbus
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
Lois Smith – Marjorie Prime

Breakthrough Actor
Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
Harris Dickinson – Beach Rats
Kelvin Harrison, Jr. – It Comes at Night
Brooklynn Prince – The Florida Projec

Special Gotham Jury Award for ensemble performance – “Mudbound
*The award will go to actors Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, & Jonathan Banks*

Breakthrough Series – Long Form
Better Things
Dear White People
Search Party

Breakthrough Series – Short Form
Let Me Die a Nun
The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes

So what do you all think? Were your favorite independent films included? Was there anything excluded that puzzles you? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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