Gotham Awards Nominees Kick Off The 2020/2021 Awards Season

First Cow

The 2020-2021 awards season kicks off today as the Independent Film Project announces the nominees for the 30th annual Gotham Awards.

Gotham Awards nominees are usually spread out across a number of films, so you don’t necessarily see a race between just two or three films dominating a number of categories. That said, Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow landed four nominations including Best Feature and Screenplay. Numerous other films including The Forty-Year-Old Version, Nomadland and The Vast Of Night secured two nominations in various categories.

The complete list of nominees is below.

This is just the first of the award nominee announcements and presentations that we will be seeing over the next several months in what is the longest award season in recent memory.

Due to low theatrical rollouts of films, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have extended the eligibility period for the Academy Awards and pushed the date of the Oscars ceremony from late February 2021 to April 25, 2021.

The Gotham Awards also pushed its eligibility window out this year, making February 28, 2021 the cutoff release date for films to be considered. Eligible films must also have a budget less than $35 million.

The award ceremony is scheduled for January 11, 2021. Normally the Gotham Awards are handed out the first Monday after Thanksgiving.

Complete List Of Gotham Awards Nominees:

Best Feature
The Assistant
First Cow
Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Best Documentary
76 Days
City Hall
Our Time Machine
A Thousand Cuts

Best International Feature
Cuties (Mignonnes)
Identifying Features
Martin Eden

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Carlo Mirabella-Davis – Swallow
Rhada Blank – The Forty Year Old Version
Andrew Patterson – The Vast of Night
Channing Godfrey Peoples – Miss Juneteenth
Alex Thompson – Saint Frances

Best Screenplay
Bad Education – Mike Makowsky
First Cow – Jon Raymond and Kelly Reichardt
The Forty-Year-Old Version – Radha Blank
Fourteen – Dan Sallitt
The Vast of Night – James Montague and Craig Sanger

Best Actor
Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Jude Law – The Nest
John Magaro – First Cow
Jesse Plemons – I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Best Actress
Nicole Beharie – Miss Juneteenth
Jessie Buckley – I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari
Carrie Coon – The Nest
Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Breakthrough Actor
Sidney Flanigan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Jasmine Batchelor – The Surrogate
Kelly O’Sullivan – Saint Frances
Orion Lee – First Cow
Kingsley Ben-Adir – One Night in Miami

Breakthrough Series – Long Form
The Great
Immigration Nation

Breakthrough Series – Short Form
I May Destroy You
Taste the Nation
Work in Progress

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