GOTHAM INDEPENDENT AWARD NOMINEES

 

The Independent Filmmaker Project is the oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers. They  announced their nominees for the Gotham Independent Film Awards starting the film awards season. The awards will be handed out November 26th in New York.

Middle of Nowhere which hasn’t had too much attention leading up Oscars, might now be part of the discussion.

Best Feature
Bernie
The Loneliest Planet
The Master
Middle of Nowhere
Moonrise Kingdom

Best Documentary
Detropia
How to Survive a Plague
The Artist is Present
Room 237
The Waiting Room

Best Ensemble Performance
Bernie
Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey (Millennium Entertainment)
Moonrise Kingdom
Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban (Focus Features)
Safety Not Guaranteed
Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni, Jenica Bergere, Kristen Bell, Jeff Garlin, Mary Lynn Rajskub (Film District)
Silver Linings Playbook
Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher (The Weinstein Company)
Your Sister’s Sister
Emily Blunt, Rosemarie Dewitt, Mark Duplass (IFC Films)

Breakthrough Director
Zal Batmanglij for Sound of My Voice
Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky for Francine
Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin for Now, Forager
Antonio Méndez Esparza for Aquí y Allá (Here and There)
Benh Zeitlin for Beasts of the Southern Wild

Breakthrough Actor
Mike Birbiglia in Sleepwalk with Me
Emayatzy Corinealdi in Middle of Nowhere
Thure Lindhardt in Keep the Lights On
Melanie Lynskey in Hello, I Must Be Going
Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
Kid-Thing
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
Red Flag
Sun Don’t Shine
Tiger Tail in Blue

The 3rd Annual Gotham Independent Film Audience Award will be voted on again by the independent film community, 230,000 film fans worldwide. To be eligible, a U.S. film must have won an audience award at one of the top 50 U.S. or Canadian film festivals from November 2011 through October 2012. Voting begins today at http://gotham.ifp.org/audience_award for the 31 films on the eligibility list. The nominees will be announced November 5th, and the winner will be revealed at the Gotham Awards ceremony.

The recipient of the Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near YouŇ award is determined by the editorial staff of Filmmaker Magazine, a publication of IFP, and a curator from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). All of these nominees will also be screened for the public at MoMA from November 16-19, 2012.

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2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards™ – Alphabetical List of Nominated Films

Aquí y Allá (Here and There) – Breakthrough Director
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Breakthrough Director &Breakthrough Actor
Bernie – Best Feature & Best Ensemble Performance
Detropia – Best Documentary
Francine – Breakthrough Director
Hello, I Must Be Going – Breakthrough Actor
How to Survive a Plague – Best Documentary
Keep the Lights On – Breakthrough Actor
Kid-Thing – Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
The Loneliest Planet – Best Feature
Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present – Best Documentary
The Master – Best Feature
Middle of Nowhere – Best Feature & Breakthrough Actor
Moonrise Kingdom – Best Feature & Best Ensemble Performance
Now, Forager – Breakthrough Director
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty – Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
Red Flag – Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
Room 237 – Best Documentary
Safety Not Guaranteed – Best Ensemble Performance
Silver Linings Playbook – Best Ensemble Performance
Sleepwalk with Me – Breakthrough Actor
Sound of My Voice – Breakthrough Director
Sun Don’t Shine – Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
Tiger Tail in Blue – Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
The Waiting Room – Best Documentary
Your Sister’s Sister – Best Ensemble Performance

 

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