And so it begins!!! The first major precursor of the season has arrived, officially signaling the start of the next phase in Oscar Race 2015. I am so excited we have gotten to this point, and I am so thrilled to see a great list for this year's Gotham Independent Film Awards! Check out the full list of nominees below, and of course go to http://gotham.ifp.org/ for more information on this awesome organization, and these prestigious awards for independent film. Among the nominees are hopeful Oscar contenders including: Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood, Love is Strange, Oscar Isaac, Michael Keaton, Miles Teller, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore, Ellar Coltrane, and several documentaries hoping to breakthrough to the final five.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Love is Strange
Under the Skin
Point and Shoot
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Ana Lily Amirpour "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night"
James Ward Byrkit "Coherence"
Dan Gilroy "Nightcrawler"
Eliza Hittman "It Felt Like Love"
Justin Simien "Dear White People"
Bill Hader "The Skeleton Twins"
Ethan Hawke "Boyhood"
Oscar Isaac "A Most Violent Year"
Michael Keaton "Birdman"
Millers Teller "Whiplash"
Patricia Arquette "Boyhood"
Gugu Mbatha-Raw "Beyond the Lights"
Julianne Moore "Still Alice"
Scarlett Johansson "Under the Skin"
Mia Wasikowska "Tracks"
Best Breakthrough Actor
Riz Ahmed "Nightcrawler"
Macon Blair "Blue Ruin"
Ellar Coltrane "Boyhood"
Joey King "Wish I Was Here"
Jenny Slate "Obvious Child"
Tessa Thompson "Dear White People"
Spotlight On Women Filmmakers "Live The Dream" Grant
Garrett Bradley "Below Dreams"
Claire Carre "Embers"
Chloe Zhao "Songs My Brothers Taught Me"
Special Gotham Jury Award
Best Actor special prize for the Foxcatcher trio of Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and Steve Carell for Foxcatcher