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The Gotham Awards are considered the start of awards season. After months of festivals and hype, the results are starting to pay off and we get a sense of which films may start to sneak through the pack and lead the Oscar race.

Though bear in mind, the Gotham Awards give only a marginal view, limiting their nominees to more indie fare. It was the perfect platform for Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea to assert itself, and with four nominations including Best Feature it leads the pack.

Moonlight and Loving are among the other nominees – both vying for major nominations from the Academy.

See the full list of nominees below, and head over to the official website for more info.

The 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards will be held at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on 28th November 2016.


2016 Gotham Awards: The Nominees

Best Feature
Certain Women
Everybody Wants Some!
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Paterson

Best Documentary
Cameraperson
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made In America
Tower
Weiner

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Robert Eggers, The Witch
Anna Rose Holmer, The Fits
Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Swiss Army Man
Trey Edward Schults, Krishna
Richard Tanne, Southside With You

Best Screenplay
Hell or High Water
Love & Friendship
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Paterson

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Adam Driver, Paterson
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Craig Robinson, Morris From America

Best Actress
Kate Beckinsale, Love & Friendship
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Breakthrough Actor
Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Royalty Hightower, The Fits
Sasha Lane, American Honey
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch

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