The nominees for the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced this morning. After the Hollywood Film Awards (which took place last week), the Gotham Awards are the first precursor awards to announce their nominees each year.

This year's nominees include a wide variety of large and small films, with a few notable absences. Gravity, currently the number one film in the world, didn't make the cut because the Gotham Awards are focused on independently financed film project. A few smaller films that are likely to get shut out in the bigger races, like The Spectacular Now and Short Term 12, however, do get a chance to shine with their nominees.

Here's a look at the complete list of nominees.

Best Feature Film

12 Years a Slave

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Before Midnight

Inside Llewyn Davis

Upstream Color

Best Documentary

The Art 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

Alexandre Moors, Blue Caprice

Stacie Passon, Concussion

Amy Seimetz, Sun Don't Shine

Best Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofer, 12 Years a Slave

Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Isaiah Washington, Blue Caprice

Best 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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