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2014 IFP Gotham Award Nominations: Boyhood Leads with Four Nods

Best Feature nominees: Boyhood, Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Love is Strange, Under the Skin
Best Feature nominees: Boyhood, Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Love is Strange, Under the Skin

The 2014/2015 awards season has kicked off with the 21st IFP Gotham Award nominations, which announced this morning with the breakaway summer hit and Oscar hopeful Boyhood came out on top with four nominations; one for the film in Best Feature and three for the main performances. Under the Skin surprised in Best Feature, which also snagged a nomination for Scarlett Johansson. It bested Whiplash and Nightcrawler for the top spot nom.

In Best Actress, Johansson is joined by Boyhood‘s Patricia Arquette, Oscar frontrunner Julianne Moore for Still Alice, Gugu Mbatha-Raw for Beyond the Lights and Mia Wasikowska for Tracks. In Best Actor Boyhood‘s Ethan Hawke is nominated alongside Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins, Oscar Isaac in A Most Violent Year, Michael Keaton in Birdman and Miles Teller in Whiplash. This was a category in which two the nominees made it in without their female counterparts doing so (Kristen Wiig in The Skeleton Twins and Jessica Chastain in A Most Violent Year). The 2014 Best Actor nominating panel also voted to award a special Gotham Jury Award jointly to Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum for their ensemble performance in Foxcatcher.

In the Breakthrough categories Dear White People netted two mentions for director Justin Simien and actress Tessa Thompson. For Best Doc, mentions went to Actress Film, the Edward Snowden film CITIZENFOUR, the Roger Ebert flick Life Itself, Manakamana and Point and Shoot.

The Full List:

BEST FEATURE
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Love is Strange
Under the Skin

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Actress Film
Citizen Four
Life Itself
Manakamana
Point and Shoot

BEST ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Beyond the Lights
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
Mia Wasikowska, Tracks

BEST ACTOR
Bill Hader, The Skeleton Twins
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Oscar Isaac, A Most Violent Year
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Miles Teller, Whiplash

Gotham Jury Award jointly to Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum for their ensemble performance in Foxcatcher

BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR
Ana Lily Amirpour, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
James Ward Byrkit, Coherence
Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Eliza Hittman, It Felt Like Love
Justin Simien, Dear White People

BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR
Riz Ahmed, Nightcrawler
Macon Blair, Blue Ruin
Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood
Joey King, Wish I Was Here
Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
Tessa Thompson, Dear White People

‘Live the Dream’ Grant Nominees
Garrett Bradley, Below Dreams
Claire Carré, Embers
Chloé Zhao, Songs My Brothers Taught Me

The 21st IFP Gotham Awards will be held on December 1, 2014.

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