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‘The Diary Of A Teenage Girl’ Leads Gotham Awards Nominees, ‘Carol’ And ‘Tangerine’ Close Behind

'The Diary Of A Teenage Girl' Leads Gotham Awards Nominees, 'Carol' And 'Tangerine' Close Behind

And just like that, the awards season has awakened. Let it in. The folks at the Gotham Awards have unveiled their nominees for the year, and there’s a couple of things to bear in mind: these have pretty much zero impact on the Oscars (though there is the occasional overlap) and by design is more indie film focused. So, it explains why “The Diary Of A Teenage Girl” has more nominations than the Oscar contending “Carol.”

Indeed, the Sundance coming-of-age tale scored four nods, ahead of three each for both “Carol” and “Tangerine.” And throughout, buzzworthy Oscar names sit right alongside other, smaller performances and works that won’t get their due a few months from now. So you’ll see Brie Larson honored for her turn in “Room” with Blythe Danner for “I’ll See You In My Dreams.” And it’s why “Carol” and “Heaven Knows What” are both contending for Best Feature.

The Gothams will be handed out on November 30th. Check out the full nominees below.

Best Feature

“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
“Heaven Knows What”

Best Documentary 

“Approaching the Elephant”
“Cartel Land”
“Heart of a Dog”
“Listen to Me Marlon”

“The Look of Silence”

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director

Desiree Akhavan for “Appropriate Behavior”
Jonas Carpigano for “Mediterranea”
Marielle Heller for “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
John Magary for “The Mend”
Josh Mond for “James White”

Best Screenplay

“Carol,” Phyllis Nagy 
“The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” Marielle Heller 
“Love & Mercy,” Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner
“Spotlight,” Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
“While We’re Young,” Noah Baumbach

Best Actor

Christopher Abbott in “James White”
Kevin Corrigan in “Results”
Paul Dano in “Love & Mercy”
Peter Sarsgaard in “Experimenter”
Michael Shannon in “99 Homes”

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett in “Carol”
Blythe Danner in “I’ll See You in My Dreams”
Brie Larson in “Room”
Bel Powley in “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
Lily Tomlin in “Grandma”
Kristen Wiig in “Welcome to Me “

Breakthrough Actor

Rory Culkin in “Gabriel”
Arielle Holmes in “Heaven Knows What”
Lola Kirke in “Mistress America”
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez in “Tangerine”
Mya Taylor in “Tangerine”

Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci and Brian D’Arcy James for their ensemble work in “Spotlight.”

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