If you look at the Gotham Awards nominations from a traditional standpoint, they aren’t predictors of Oscar season. This year’s nominees, some of which were selected by members of IndieWire’s staff, certainly leave out a few potential contenders. But at least one well-received movie from the nominees stands a good chance of gaining steam: Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight.” The artful look at a young black child growing up under challenging circumstances in Miami was a breakout hit on the festival circuit and continues to gain momentum as A24 releases it this weekend. It’s not your typical Oscar bait, but this isn’t your typical Oscar season. So could “Moonlight” go all the way?
That theory is a big part of this week’s episode of Screen Talk, in which Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson talk through the list of Gotham nominations and assess the state of the race. Plus, Anne dials in from the Morelia Film Festival and discusses its impact, and the duo discuss “The Handmaiden,” also in theaters this week.
Listen to the full episode above.