Gotham Award Nominations!

Let the games begin.

Now, I talked about the Gothams last year, and I’d just like to clarify that these awards really don’t matter. Just last year, eventual Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and 12 Years A Slave were ignored in favor of Adele Exarchopoulos and Inside Llewyn Davis. So, take these nominations with a grain of salt. But still, it’s exciting to see this awards season take off.

Update – Oops! Brie Larson won, not Adele Exarchopoulos.

Also, here’s something to note – it looks like they’ve combined Lead and Supporting together to form a simple Actor and Actress categories.

BEST FEATURE

Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Love Is Strange
Under The Skin

I think that Boyhood will win this, but a win for Birdman may be a sign of things to come. Or maybe I’m underestimating one of the other three contenders?

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Actress
CITIZENFOUR
Life Itself
Manakamana
Point & Shoot

Easy. Life Itself.

BEST ACTOR

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

Hmm. I’m starting to think that Michael Keaton stands the best chance at winning the Oscar, so I’ll go with him here.

BEST ACTRESS

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

I’ll vote for Moore, but I have a suspicion that either Arquette or Johansson could steal.

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR/ACTRESS

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

Jenny Slate might be able to pull it off, but I think that Ellar Coltrane will win it.

BEST BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR

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

Uh, I guess Gilroy?

The Gotham Awards will take place on December 1st. Hopefully I’ll have seen more movies by then.

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