Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline, and Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk are among best picture nominees in the running for honours at the 28th annual IFP Gotham Awards, while Paul Schrader’s First Reformed leads the pack on three nods overall.
First Reformed and Chloé Zhao’s The Rider are also in contention for best picture following Thursday’s (18) announcement, with First Reformed earning additional recognition for best screenplay and best actor for Ethan Hawke.
ROMA was a notable absentee, however while the Gothams like to be first out of the gate with its nominations, its selections tend to be quirky and not generally indicative of upcoming nominations by other awards bodies.
The nominating committee for the best actress category voted to award a special jury award jointly to Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz for their ensemble performance in The Favourite.
In addition to the competitive awards, Gotham Tributes will be given to actors Weisz and At Eternity’s Gate star Willem Dafoe, 22 July director Paul Greengrass, and the Gotham Industry Tribute to Jon Kamen.
“There has been a rich abundance of great films, television, and performances in 2018, and we congratulate those being recognised in the nominations this year,” said Joana Vicente, the outgoing executive director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center who will shortly commence her new role as executive director and co-head of Toronto International Film Festival.
The Gotham Audience Award nominees are comprised of the 15 films nominated for best feature, best documentary, and the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. The winners will be selected by online voting of IFP members, and voting for that award begins on November 17.
In addition this year, the winner of the breakthrough series - short form award (all available on the web) will be selected by online IFP member voting.
The Gotham Awards ceremony will be held on November 26 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
2018 IFP Gotham Award nominations:
Yorgos Lanthimos, director; Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos, producers (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Paul Schrader, director; Jack Binder, Greg Clark, Victoria Hill, Gary Hamilton, Deepak Sikka, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Frank Murray, producers (A24)
If Beale Street Could Talk
Barry Jenkins, director; Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy, Barry Jenkins, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Megan Ellison, producers (Annapurna Pictures)
Josephine Decker, director; Krista Parris, Elizabeth Rao, producers (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
Chloé Zhao, director; Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Mollye Asher, Chloé Zhao, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)
Robert Greene, producer; Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott, producers (4th Row Films)
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
RaMell Ross, director; RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim, producers (The Cinema Guild)
Minding The Gap
Bing Liu, director; Diane Quon, Bing Liu, producers (Hulu & Magnolia Pictures)
Sandi Tan, director; Sandi Tan, Jessica Levin, Maya Rudolph, producers (Netflix)
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Morgan Neville, director; Morgan Neville, Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma, producers (Focus Features)
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Ari Aster for Hereditary (A24)
Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade (A24)
Jennifer Fox for The Tale (HBO)
Crystal Moselle for Skate Kitchen (Magnolia Pictures)
Boots Riley for Sorry To Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)
The Favourite, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (Fox Searchlight)
First Reformed, Paul Schrader (A24)
Private Life, Tamara Jenkins (Netflix)
Support The Girls, Andrew Bujalski (Magnolia Pictures)
Thoroughbreds, Cory Finley (Focus Features)
Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Ben Foster in Leave No Trace (Bleecker Street)
Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Ethan Hawke in First Reformed (A24)
Lakeith Stanfield in Sorry To Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)
Glenn Close in The Wife (Sony Pictures Classics)
Toni Collette in Hereditary (A24)
Kathryn Hahn in Private Life (Netflix)
Regina Hall in Support The Girls (Magnolia Pictures)
Michelle Pfeiffer in Where Is Kyra? (Paladin and Great Point Media)
Yalitza Aparicio in ROMA (Netflix)
Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade (A24)
Helena Howard in Madeline’s Madeline (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
KiKi Layne in If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie in Leave No Trace (Bleecker Street)
Breakthrough Series – Long Form
Alias Grace, Sarah Polley, Mary Harron, Noreen Halpern, executive producers (Netflix)
Big Mouth, Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin, creators; Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett, executive producers (Netflix)
The End of the F***ing World, Andy Baker, Murray Ferguson, Petra Fried, Ed MacDonald, Dominic Buchanan, Jonathan Entwistle, executive producers (Netflix)
Killing Eve, Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, executive producers (BBC America)
Pose, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, creators; Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, executive producers (FX Networks)
Sharp Objects, Marti Noxon, creator; Marti Noxon, Jason Blum, Gillian Flynn, Amy Adams, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross, Gregg Fienberg, Charles Layton, Marci Wiseman, Jessica Rhoades, executive producers (HBO)
Breakthrough Series – Short Form
195 Lewis, Chanelle Aponte Pearson and Rae Leone Allen, creators
Cleaner Daze, Tess Sweet and Daniel Gambelin, creators
Distance, Alex Dobrenko, creator
The F Word, Nicole Opper, creator
She’s The Ticket, Nadia Hallgren, creator.
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