Nominees announced for 19th annual Gotham Awards

Posted by · 10:13 am · October 19th, 2009

Algenis Perez Soto in SugarAnd here…we…go!

I’m on my way out the door and so I can’t fully comment on the just announced list of Gotham Award nominees (which, along with the trickling-in list of Hollywood Film Fest winners, really is making this seem like an Oscar season all of a sudden, no?)  But here they are.  A handful of other awards/honors were announced a few weeks back.

I’m glad “Sugar” got something, even if it is a lone nomination in the ensemble field.  “The Hurt Locker” cleaned up with nominations across the board.  “Big Fan” did really well, too.  Your thoughts?

Best Feature
“Big Fan”
“The Hurt Locker”
“The Maid”
“A Serious Man”

Best Documentary
“Food, Inc.”
“Good Hair”
“My Neighbor My Killer”

Best Ensemble Performance
“Cold Souls”
“The Hurt Locker”
“A Serious Man”

Breakthrough Director
Cruz Angeles for “Don’t Let Me Drown”
Frazer Bradshaw for “Everything Strange and New”
Noah Buschel for “The Missing Person”
Derick Martini for “Lymelife”
Robert Siegel for “Big Fan”

Breakthrough Actor
Ben Foster in “The Messenger”
Patton Oswalt in “Big Fan”
Jeremy Renner in “The Hurt Locker”
Catalina Saavedra in “The Maid”
Soulémane Sy Savané in “Goodbye Solo”

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
“Everything Strange and New”
“Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench”
“October Country”
“You Won’t Miss Me”
“Zero Bridge”

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19 responses so far

  • 1 10-19-2009 at 10:23 am

    Loyal said...

    where’s Precious?

    With Bigelow picking up the Career Achievement Award as well, I guess the night will belong to The Hurt Locker.

  • 2 10-19-2009 at 10:27 am

    John said...

    Yeah! No Precious! And Sidibe can be considered a real Breakthrough, not like Jeremy Renner or Ben Foster who had a pretty solid career behind them.

  • 3 10-19-2009 at 10:33 am

    Jim T said...

    Does this “The Maid” might have a chance for something out fo the blue? It has very strong reviews and now this nomination (I know it’s not much but still…).

  • 4 10-19-2009 at 10:45 am

    Chad Hartigan said...

    Jesus, what happened to the Gothams this year? Are they under new management? Big Fan? Amreeka?! Very, very disappointing.

  • 5 10-19-2009 at 10:52 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Jim: Pete Hammond has been high on the leading actress performance in that for a while. So maybe that.

  • 6 10-19-2009 at 10:54 am

    Ivan said...

    Yeiks! Ben Foster coulda be a great contender
    also Samantha Morton & Woody Harrelson in the supporting categories.
    The Messenger seems to be the Frozen River of this year.

  • 7 10-19-2009 at 11:18 am

    Ben M. said...

    I always expected Hurt Locker to clean up at awards here and my guess is it will be the only film mentioned to get oscar attention beyond perhaps A Serious Man in screenplay (I’m not sold on its BP chances but maybe I’m being a bit biased since I was mixed on the film’s quality overall) and the documentaries.

  • 8 10-19-2009 at 11:22 am

    The Other James D. said...

    Renner’s stock continues to rise. Seriously could fill the perennial indie acting slot.

    I’m surprised Sophie Barthes wasn’t a breakthrough director for “Cold Souls”, given the good reviews (just to have a woman in the mix).

    And “Amreeka” does seem a bit random; that spot probably should belong to “The Messenger”. I haven’t seen “Big Fan”, but that got good reviews, so I don’t see any issue there.

    Oh well, great for Foster, Saavedra, and of course, “The Hurt Locker”!

  • 9 10-19-2009 at 11:24 am

    The Other James D. said...

    P.S. Actually, “Goodbye Solo” should be a Best Feature nominee….That’s a little disturbing. Oh well. Still, I like the group of films overall. Well done.

  • 10 10-19-2009 at 11:30 am

    Mr. F said...

    I’m glad Adventureland got some recognition.

  • 11 10-19-2009 at 12:12 pm

    Fitz said...

    Ben Foster for breakout actor? He’s broken out already.

  • 12 10-19-2009 at 12:12 pm

    Fitz said...

    Oh and finally props for Adventureland. Nice.

  • 13 10-19-2009 at 1:31 pm

    annia said...

    hummmm the Precious snub was interesting. Is the film really that good? I still didnt see it.

  • 14 10-19-2009 at 1:41 pm

    Ali E. said...

    I’d like to see much more Goodbye Solo mentions…

  • 15 10-19-2009 at 9:12 pm

    leocdc said...

    Where’s Sharlto Copley from District 9 ??
    HE’S THE Breakthrough Actor OF THE YEAR!!

    (Happy to see a Chilean actress there anyway… VIVA CHILE!!)

  • 16 10-19-2009 at 10:52 pm

    Glenn said...

    Haha, “The Maid” isn’t getting anywhere close to Oscar. Especially since it wasn’t chosen for the only remotely possible category (foreign language film). Too weird and dark (as in dark comedy) for Oscar.

  • 17 10-20-2009 at 11:24 am

    leocdc said...

    I know… Chile choose “Dawson 10” as their representant for this edition (and I’m thinking that maybe it was a mistake)

  • 18 10-21-2009 at 11:06 am

    jenia said...

    I’m very disappointed that Goodbye Solo wasn’t mentioned for Best Feature. But I’m very glad that Souleymane Sy Savane was recognized as he was magnificent in the film. He’s the true breakout performer of the year!