Awards season takes off in earnest with last night’s presentation of the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, hosted by Nick Kroll. The winners:
BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD
Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station.
Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club.
Also nominated: Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave, Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis, Robert Redford in All Is Lost, and Isaiah Washington in Blue Caprice.
Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale Station.
Also nominated: Dane DeHaan in Kill Your Darlings, Kathryn Hahn in Afternoon Delight, Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave, and Robin Weigert in Concussion.
Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings.
Also nominated: 12 Years a Slave, Best Kept Secret, Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, and Fruitvale Station.
The Nominating Committee for Best Feature and Breakthrough Director: Scott Foundas (Variety), Eric Kohn (Indiewire), Christy Lemire, Andrew O’Hehir (Salon), and Dana Stevens (Slate).
The Nominating Committee for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Breakthrough Actor: Justin Chang (Variety), Noah Cowan (TIFF Bell Lightbox), Lisa Kennedy (Denver Post), David Rooney (Hollywood Reporter), and Leah Rozen.
The Nominating Committee for Best Documentary: Charlotte Cook (Hot Docs), Ben Fowlie (Camden International Film Festival), Cynthia Fuchs (PopMatters), Mike Maggiore (Film Forum), and Sky Sitney (AFI Docs).