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The Gotham Award Nominations: The Women

The Gotham Award Nominations: The Women


Award season has begun and yesterday the Gotham Awards released their nominations. The awards will be handed out on November 28 in NYC.

Best Feature
Meek’s Cutoff: Kelly Reichardt, director

Best Documentary:
Better This World: Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega, directors

Breakthrough Director:
Vera Farmiga for Higher Ground
Dee Rees for Pariah

Breakthrough Actor:
Felicity Jones in Like Crazy
Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene
Harmony Santana in Gun Hill Road
Shailene Woodley in The Descendants

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You:
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same: Madeleine Olnek, director
Green: Sophia Takal, director
The Redemption of General Butt Naked: Eric Strauss, Daniele Anastasion, directors and producers
Scenes of a Crime: Blue Hadaegh & Grover Babcock, directors and producers

Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream’ grant:
This is a $25,000 grant which “aims to further the careers of emerging women directors by supporting the completion, distribution and audience engagement strategies of their first feature film.”

The nominees are:
Jenny Deller, director, FUTURE WEATHER
Lucy Mulloy, director, UNA NOCHE
Rola Nashef, director, DETROIT UNLEADED

See full list of nominees

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