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Breakdown of Women Nominees for 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards

Breakdown of Women Nominees for 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards

The nominees for the 22nd Annual Independent Filmmaker Project’s Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced today. A total of 26 Films were nominated in six categories. Actress Marion Cotillard will be honored with a career tribute.  And for the second year in a row, the IFP will present the euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream Grant.’ The grant consists of a $25,000 award to help support the first feature project of a woman filmmaker. The awards ceremony will take place on November 26th in New York.

Here’s a breakdown of the women nominated in each category:

Best Feature (2 of 5):

The Loneliest Planet – Directed by Julia Loktev

Middle of Nowhere – Directed by Ava DuVernay

Best Documentary (1 of 5):

Detropia – Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

Best Ensemble Performance (1 of 5):

Your Sister’s Sister – Emily Blunt, Rosemarie Dewitt, Mark Duplass (Directed by Lynn Shelton)

Breakthrough Director (2 of 5):

Francine – Directed by Melanie Shatzky and Brian M. Cassidy

Now, Forager – Directed by Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund

Breakthrough Actor (3 of 5):

Emayatzy Corinealdi in Middle of Nowhere

Melanie Lynskey in Hello, I Must Be Going

Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Film Not Playing At a Theater Near You (1 of 5):

Sun Don’t Shine– Directed by Amy Seimetz

‘Live The Dream’ Grant Nominees:

I Believe in Unicorns– Directed by Leah Meyerhoff

Concussion– Directed by Stacie Passon

Karaoke Girl– Directed by Visra Vichit Vadakan

A Chat with Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing

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