Manchester by the Sea is leading the GOTHAM INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS as the nominees were announced today with four nominations including best feature. They will face off against Certain Women, Everybody Wants Some, Moonlight, and Paterson. This year also marks the second year in a row the Gotham Awards recognizes short-form online series and long-form TV series with The CW’s critically acclaimed Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Louis C.K.’s Horace and Pete each landing nominations.
The awards began in 1991 as part of the Independent Feature Project as a way of showcasing and honoring films made primarily in the Northeaster region of the United States. In 2004, the awards broadened to include international films, projects originating in Los Angeles, long-form television, and short-form online series. Gotham is often viewed as the beginning of awards season with previous winners including Spotlight, Mr. Robot, Michael Keaton in Birdman, Julianne Moore in Still Alice, and Matthew McConaughey for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club.
Winners will be announced on Monday, November 28 at New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street.
See the full list of nominations below:
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Special Gotham Jury Award for Ensemble Performance
Breakthrough Series – Long Form
Breakthrough Series – Short Form