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‘First Reformed,’ ‘The Favourite’ top 2018 Gotham Nominations

If Beale Street Could Talk, Madeline’s Madeline, Eighth Grade, Support the Girls, Hereditary among other top nomination getters

The nominations for the 2018 Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced today with Paul Schrader’s First Reformed and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite grabbing the most mentions, with three apiece. Both were nominated for Best Feature alongside Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, Joseph Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline and Chloe Zhao’s The Rider.

Best Actor was a melange of lead and supporting performances (the Gothams don’t have a supporting category) with BlacKkKlansman‘s Adam Driver and Richard E. Grant from Can You Ever Forgive Me? going up against Lakeith Stanfield in Sorry to Bother You, Ethan Hawke in First Reformed and Ben Foster in Leave No Trace

The best actress nominating committee also voted to give a special jury award to the three main actresses in The Favourite — Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz — for their ensemble performance.

As was previously announced, Weisz will receive the Actress tribute at this year’s Gotham Awards, alongside fellow tribute recipients Willem Dafoe (Actor), Paul Greengrass (Director) and Jon Kamen (Industry).

On the TV side, the Gotham Awards, which three years ago started recognizing television, nominated Alias Grace, Big Mouth, The End of the F***ing World, Killing Eve, Pose and Sharp Objects for its Breakthrough Series – Long Form award.

The Gotham Award nominees are selected by committees of film critics, journalists, festival programmers and film curators. Separate juries of writers, directors, actors, producers, editors and others directly involved in making films will determine the final award recipients.

IFP members will determine the Gotham Audience Award with nominees comprising the 15 nominated films in the Best Feature, Best Documentary and Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director award categories. Voting will take place online from November 19-24.

Last year, Call Me By Your Name and Get Out were the big winners with Moonlight earning top honors the previous year. All went on to win Oscars in Adapted and Original Screenplay with Moonlight also winning Best Picture.

The 2018 Gotham Awards will take place on Monday, November 26 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Here is the full list of nominees:

BEST FEATURE

The Favourite
Yorgos Lanthimos, director; Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

First Reformed
Paul Schrader, director; Jack Binder, Greg Clark, Victoria Hill, Gary Hamilton, Deepak Sikka, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Frank Murray, producers (A24)

If Beale Street Could Talk
Barry Jenkins, director; Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy, Barry Jenkins, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Megan Ellison, producers (Annapurna Pictures)

Madeline’s Madeline
Josephine Decker, director; Krista Parris, Elizabeth Rao, producers (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

The Rider
Chloé Zhao, director; Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Mollye Asher, Chloé Zhao, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Bisbee ‘17
Robert Greene, producer; Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott, producers (4th Row Films)

Hale County This Morning, This Evening
RaMell Ross, director; RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim, producers (The Cinema Guild)

Minding the Gap
Bing Liu, director; Diane Quon, Bing Liu, producers (Hulu & Magnolia Pictures)

Shirkers
Sandi Tan, director; Sandi Tan, Jessica Levin, Maya Rudolph, producers (Netflix)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Morgan Neville, director; Morgan Neville, Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma, producers (Focus Features)

BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD

Ari Aster for Hereditary (A24)
Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade (A24)
Jennifer Fox for The Tale (HBO)
Crystal Moselle for Skate Kitchen (Magnolia Pictures)
Boots Riley for Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)

BEST SCREENPLAY

The Favourite, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
First Reformed, Paul Schrader (A24)
Private Life, Tamara Jenkins (Netflix)
Support the Girls, Andrew Bujalski (Magnolia Pictures)
Thoroughbreds, Cory Finley (Focus Features)

BEST ACTOR

Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Ben Foster in Leave No Trace (Bleecker Street)
Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Ethan Hawke in First Reformed (A24)
Lakeith Stanfield in Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)

BEST ACTRESS

Glenn Close in The Wife (Sony Pictures Classics)
Toni Collette in Hereditary (A24)
Kathryn Hahn in Private Life (Netflix)
Regina Hall in Support the Girls (Magnolia Pictures)
Michelle Pfeiffer in Where is Kyra? (Paladin and Great Point Media)

BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR

Yalitza Aparicio in ROMA (Netflix)
Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade (A24)
Helena Howard in Madeline’s Madeline (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
KiKi Layne in If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie in Leave No Trace (Bleecker Street)

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – LONG FORM

Alias Grace, Sarah Polley, Mary Harron, Noreen Halpern, executive producers (Netflix)

Big Mouth, Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin, creators; Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett, executive producers (Netflix)

The End of the F***ing World, Andy Baker, Murray Ferguson, Petra Fried, Ed MacDonald, Dominic Buchanan, Jonathan Entwistle, executive producers (Netflix)

Killing Eve, Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, executive producers (BBC America)

Pose, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, creators; Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, executive producers (FX Networks)

Sharp Objects, Marti Noxon, creator; Marti Noxon, Jason Blum, Gillian Flynn, Amy Adams, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross, Gregg Fienberg, Charles Layton, Marci Wiseman, Jessica Rhoades, executive producers (HBO)

BREAKTHROUGH SERIES – SHORT FORM

195 Lewis, Chanelle Aponte Pearson and Rae Leone Allen, creators
Cleaner Daze, Tess Sweet and Daniel Gambelin, creators
Distance, Alex Dobrenko, creator
The F Word, Nicole Opper, creator
She’s the Ticket, Nadia Hallgren, creator

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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