The $4.5 million-budgeted movie that made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival as a secret screening received four nominations — more than any other indie title — including best feature, best screenplay by Peele, breakthrough director for Peele and best actor Daniel Kaluuya. To date, Get Out has amassed $253.1M at the global box office.
Also coming out on top was Sean Baker’s The Florida Project from A24, which counted nominations for best feature, best actor Willem Dafoe and best breakthrough actor Brooklyn Prince. Florida Project premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie is currently in the second weekend of limited release and putting up excellent theater averages.
Greta Gerwig’s feature directorial debut Lady Bird also from A24 was honored with nominations for breakthrough director, screenplay by Gerwig, and best actress Saoirse Ronan. In total, A24 counted the most nominations among any distributor with 11 including nominations for The Disaster Artist (best actor James Franco), It Comes at Night (Kelvin Harrison, Jr), and the Safdie brothers’ Good Time (best feature, and best actor Robert Pattinson) and Menashe (Joshua Z Weinstein, Bingham Ray breakthrough director award).
Also counting three nominations is Sony Pictures Classics’ Call Me By Your Name from director Luca Guadagnino, which landed nods for best feature, best screenplay for James Ivory, and breakthrough actor Timothée Chalamet. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will open in theaters November 24.
The Gothams nominating committee also lauded Dee Rees’ Mudbound with a special jury award for the ensemble cast. The movie originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and was acquired by Netflix for $12.5M. Mudbound will play in select theaters beginning November 17 while simultaneously streaming on Netflix. Mary J. Blige also received a breakthrough actor nomination for her turn as a tormented mother on the soggy farmlands of the Mississippi Delta.
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 Gotham Award recipients.
The Gotham Audience Award nominees are comprised of the 14 films nominated for Best Feature, Best Documentary, and the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. Winners will be selected by online voting of IFP members that gets underway November 17. In addition this year, the winner of the Breakthrough Series – Short Form (all available on the web) will be selected by online IFP member voting.
The Gotham Awards ceremony is set for November 27 at Cipriani Wall Street. The awards show marks the kickoff of the 2017-2018 awards season. Last year, best feature Gotham Award nominee Moonlight went on to win three Oscars: Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.
Below is the full list of this year’s Gotham Awards:
Call Me by Your Name
Luca Guadagnino, director; Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Florida Project
Sean Baker, director; Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou, producers (A24)
Jordan Peele, director; Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm, Jr., Jordan Peele, producers (Universal Pictures)
Josh and Benny Safdie, directors; Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas, Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, producers (A24)
Craig Gillespie, director; Bryan Unkeless, Steven Rogers, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, producers (NEON)
Ex Libris – The New York Public Library
Frederick Wiseman, director and producer (Zipporah Films)
Theo Anthony, director; Riel Roch-Decter, Sebastian Pardo, producers (MEMORY and Cinema Guild)
Yance Ford, director; Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes, producers (Netflix)
Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis, directors; Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis, Jennifer MacArthur, Flannery Miller, producers (Magnolia Pictures)
Jairus McLeary, director; Alice Henty, Eon McLeary, Jairus McLeary, Miles McLeary, producers (The Orchard and First Look Media)
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Maggie Betts for Novitiate (Sony Pictures Classics)
Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird (A24)
Kogonada for Columbus (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
Jordan Peele for Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Joshua Z Weinstein for Menashe (A24)
The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (Amazon Studios)
Brad’s Status, Mike White (Amazon Studios)
Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory (Sony Pictures Classics)
Columbus, Kogonada (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
Get Out, Jordan Peele (Universal Pictures)
Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig (A24)
Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project (A24)
James Franco in The Disaster Artist (A24)
Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Robert Pattinson in Good Time (A24)
Adam Sandler in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Netflix)
Harry Dean Stanton in Lucky (Magnolia Pictures)
Melanie Lynskey in I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Netflix)
Haley Lu Richardson in Columbus (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)
Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (NEON)
Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird (A24)
Lois Smith in Marjorie Prime (FilmRise)
Mary J. Blige in Mudbound (Netflix)
Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics)
Harris Dickinson in Beach Rats (NEON)
Kelvin Harrison, Jr. in It Comes at Night (A24)
Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project (A24)
* The 2017 Best Actor/Best Actress nominating committee also voted to award a special Gotham Jury Award for ensemble performance to Mudbound, The award will go to actors Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, and Jonathan Banks.
Breakthrough Series – Long Form
Atlanta, Donald Glover, creator; Donald Glover, Dianne McGunigle, Paul Simms, executive producers (FX Networks)
Better Things, Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K., creators; Dave Becky, M. Blair Breard, Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon, executive producers (FX Networks)
Dear White People, Justin Simien, creator; Yvette Bowser, Justin Simien, Stephanie Allain, Julia Lebedev, executive producers (Netflix)
Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator; Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, executive producers (Amazon)
Search Party, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter, creators; Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, executive producers (TBS)
Breakthrough Series – Short Form
555, Kate Berlant, Andrew DeYoung and John Early, creators (Vimeo)
Inconceivable, Joel Ashton McCarthy, creator (YouTube)
Junior, Zoe Cassavetes, creator (Blackpills and VICE)
Let Me Die a Nun, Sarah Salovaara, creator (Vimeo)
The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes, Nancy Andrews, creator (YouTube)