“I had nothing to do with this, I am only reading the nominations,” New York Times film critic A.O. Scott advised today, before reading the Gotham Award nominations live for about 200 people who logged online to hear the news live. “Chances are I probably hate most of the movies that are nominated,” he quipped curiously, stirring surprised laughter from my colleagues and I who were watching here at the indieWIRE office. That quote hit Twitter almost immediately.
“But, seriously,” he continued, before announcing the nominees.
The most surprising omission: “Precious.”