Nominations // 29th GOTHAM INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

Marriage Story and The Farewell earn their first awards season boosts.



The 2019-2020 film awards season may 'kick off' with the first reviews out of the festival circuit, but the true kick start to the race to Oscar Sunday is the announcement of the Independent Filmmaker Project's Gotham Awards nominations.


This year's batch includes festival favorites and a few bubbling under blockbusters.


For many prognosticators, the Gotham Awards serve as the first tip into who and what are trending among the voting bodies. While the awards are geared solely towards independent projects, in the modern era of awards season, indie features have much more clout than in earlier years. Last year's Best Feature winner, The Rider, earned a much-deserved awards season boost post-Gotham win.


The most nominated films this year include Marriage Story, The Farewell, Uncut Gems, and The Last Black Man in San Francisco. All three films earned three nominations apiece. Marriage Story and The Farewell are sitting among the expected future Oscar Best Picture nominees on most lists, currently.


The 29th Gotham Awards will take place on December 2, 2019, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.


FULL LIST OF NOMINEES:


BEST FEATURE


THE FAREWELL


HUSTLERS


MARRIAGE STORY


UNCUT GEMS


WAVES


BEST DOCUMENTARY


AMERICAN FACTORY


APOLLO 11


THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY


MIDNIGHT TRAVELER


ONE CHILD NATION


BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD


Laure De Clermont-Tonnerre

THE MUSTANG


Kent Jones

DIANE


Joe Talbot

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO


Olivia Wilde

BOOKSMART


Phillip Youmans

BURNING CANE


BEST SCREENPLAY


Ari Aster

MIDSOMMAR


Noah Baumbach

MARRIAGE STORY


Jimmie Fails, Joe Talbot, Rob Richert

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO


Tarell Alvin McCraney

HIGH FLYING BIRD


Lulu Wang

THE FAREWELL


BEST ACTOR


Willem Dafoe

THE LIGHTHOUSE


Adam Driver

MARRIAGE STORY


Aldis Hodge

CLEMENCY


Andre Holland

HIGH FLYING BIRD


Adam Sandler

UNCUT GEMS


BEST ACTRESS


Awkwafina

THE FAREWELL


Elisabeth Moss

HER SMELL


Mary Kay Place

DIANE


Florence Pugh

MIDSOMMAR


Alfre Woodard

CLEMENCY


BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR


Julia Fox

UNCUT GEMS


Aisling Franciosi

THE NIGHTINGALE


Chris Galust

GIVE ME LIBERTY


Noah Jupe

HONEY BOY


Jonathan Majors

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO


Taylor Russell

WAVES


BREAKTHROUGH SERIES - LONG FORM


CHERNOBYL


DAVID MAKES MAN


MY BRILLIANT FRIEND


UNBELIEVABLE


WHEN THEY SEE US


BREAKTHROUGH SERIES - SHORT FORM


PEN15


RAMY


RUSSIAN DOLL


TUCA & BERTIE


UNDONE

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