Wed. Oct 28th, 2020

‘The Farewell,’ ‘Last Black Man in San Francisco,’ ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘Uncut Gems’ Lead Gotham Awards Nominations

Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, Joe Talbot’s The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story and Uncut Gems from the Safdie Brothers topped the 2019 IFP Gotham Awards nominations this morning with three apiece.

The Farewell, Marriage Story and Uncut Gems all earned nominations in Best Feature while The Last Black Man in San Francisco earned screenplay and Breakthrough Director nods. The Gothams do not have a Best Director category.

Hustlers received a single nomination, in Best Feature, and joins the top three nomination getters with Waves to round out that category. Best Actor was good if your name started with an A. Adam Driver, Adam Sandler, Aldis Hodge and André Holland all received nominations alongside Willem Dafoe (in The Lighthouse). Best Actress was filled with critical faves Awkwafina, Mary Kay Place, Florence Pugh, Alfre Woodard and Elisabeth Moss.

The nominations are decided on by a very small group of journalists and filmmakers (less than 5 per nominating category) but as the first awards body to enter the fray, they can kickstart campaigns that take nominees and winners all the way to the Oscars. Moonlight and Spotlight were previous Best Feature winners here; Julianne Moore started her run at the Gothams and Isabelle Huppert began her run with a win here that eventually led to a Golden Globe win and her first Oscar nomination.

In IFP’s two television categories, Emmy winners Chernobyl and When They See Us were nominated for Breakthrough Series – Long Format and Emmy nominees Russian Doll and PEN15 were nominated for Breakthrough Series – Short Format.

Winners will be announced on December 2nd. Here is the full list of nominations.

Best Feature
“The Farewell” (A24)
“Hustlers” (STXfilms)
“Marriage Story” (Netflix)
“Uncut Gems” (A24)
“Waves” (A24)

Best Documentary
“American Factory” (Netflix)
“Apollo 11” (NEON and CNN Films)
“The Edge of Democracy” (Netflix)
“Midnight Traveler” (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
“One Child Nation” (Amazon Studios)

Breakthrough Director
Laure De Clermont-Tonnerre for “The Mustang” (Focus Features)
Kent Jones for “Diane” (IFC Films)
Joe Talbot for “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” (A24)
Olivia Wilde for “Booksmart” (United Artists Releasing)

Best Screenplay

“The Farewell,” Lulu Wang (A24)
“High Flying Bird,” Tarell Alvin McCraney (Netflix)
“The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Jimmie Fails,” Joe Talbot, Rob Richert (A24)
“Marriage Story,” Noah Baumbach (Netflix)

Best Actor
Willem Dafoe in “The Lighthouse” (A24)
Adam Driver in “Marriage Story” (Netflix)
Aldis Hodge in “Clemency” (NEON)
André Holland in “High Flying Bird” (Netflix)
Adam Sandler in “Uncut Gems” (A24)

Best Actress
Awkwafina in “The Farewell” (A24)
Elisabeth Moss in “Her Smell” (Gunpowder & Sky)
Mary Kay Place in “Diane” (IFC Films)
Florence Pugh in “Midsommar” (A24)
Alfre Woodard in “Clemency” (NEON)

Breakthrough Actor
Julia Fox in “Uncut Gems” (A24)
Aisling Franciosi in “The Nightingale” (IFC Films)
Chris Galust in “Give Me Liberty” (Music Box Films)
Noah Jupe in “Honey Boy” (Amazon Studios)
Jonathan Majors in “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” (A24)
Taylor Russell in “Waves” (A24)

Breakthrough Series – Long Format (over 40 minutes)
Chernobyl (HBO)
David Makes Man (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
My Brilliant Friend (HBO)
Unbelievable (Netflix)
When They See Us (Netflix)

Breakthrough Series – Short Format (under 40 minutes)
PEN15 (Hulu)
Ramy (Hulu)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Tuca & Bertie (Netflix)
Undone (Amazon Prime Video)

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