'Get Out' leads Gotham Award nominations, 'Dear White People,' 'Mudbound' and 'Atlanta' also nominated
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'Get Out' leads Gotham Award nominations, 'Dear White People,' 'Mudbound' and 'Atlanta' also nominated

The nominations for the 2017 Gotham Awards were announced Thursday.

Get Out leads all nominees with four nominations.

The Gotham Awards, which honor indie productions, are presented by the  Independent Filmmaker Project.

Of Shadow & Act’s respective interest, other nominees include Dear White People, Atlanta, Mudbound (including a special jury award nomination for ensemble cast), Search Party (which starred now-The Mayor lead, Brandon Micheal Hall) and Kelvin Harrison, Jr. for It Comes At Night (he stars in Mudbound as well). For the previously stated movies, Daniel Kaluyya (Get Out) and Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) received nominations. Maggie Betts also got a nod for Novitiate.

For best documentary, the critically-acclaimed, Whose Streets? and Strong Island are both nominated.

View the full list below

Best Feature

Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics)

The Florida Project (A24)

Get Out (Universal Pictures)

Good Time (A24)

I, Tonya (NEON)

Best Documentary

Ex Libris – The New York Public Library (Zipporah Films)

Rat Film (MEMORY and Cinema Guild)

Strong Island (Netflix)

Whose Streets? (Magnolia Pictures)

The Work (The Orchard and First Look Media)

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Maggie Betts for Novitiate (Sony Pictures Classics)

Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird (A24)

Kogonada for Columbus (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)

Jordan Peele for Get Out (Universal Pictures)

Joshua Z Weinstein for Menashe (A24)

Best Screenplay

The Big Sick, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (Amazon Studios)

Brad’s Status, Mike White (Amazon Studios)

Call Me by Your Name, James Ivory (Sony Pictures Classics)

Columbus, Kogonada (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)

Get Out, Jordan Peele (Universal Pictures)

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig (A24)

Best Actor*

Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project (A24)

James Franco in The Disaster Artist (A24)

Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out (Universal Pictures)

Robert Pattinson in Good Time (A24)

Adam Sandler in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Netflix)

Harry Dean Stanton in Lucky (Magnolia Pictures)

Best Actress*

Melanie Lynskey in I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Netflix)

Haley Lu Richardson in Columbus (Superlative Films/Depth of Field)

Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (NEON)

Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird (A24)

Lois Smith in Marjorie Prime (FilmRise)

Breakthrough Actor

Mary J. Blige in Mudbound (Netflix)

Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics)

Harris Dickinson in Beach Rats (NEON)

Kelvin Harrison, Jr. in It Comes at Night (A24)

Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project (A24)

* The 2017 Best Actor/Best Actress nominating committee also voted to award a special Gotham Jury Award for ensemble performance to Mudbound, The award will go to actors Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, and Jonathan Banks.

Breakthrough Series – Long Form

Atlanta (FX Networks)

Better Things (FX Networks)

Dear White People (Netflix)

Fleabag (Amazon)

Search Party (TBS)

Breakthrough Series – Short Form

555 (Vimeo)

Inconceivable (YouTube)

Junior (Blackpills and VICE)

Let Me Die a Nun, (Vimeo)

The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes (YouTube)

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