“Get Out” Comes Out Strong At the Gotham Awards

Awards season has officially begun; the first voting body to announce their slate of nominees is the annual Gotham Awards, which honor the best in independent film. Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed, box office juggernaut Get Out has emerged as the early favorite.

Once regulated as one of the less important awards bodies, the Gothams’ rise to prominence within Oscar season has been interesting to watch in recent years. Their last three choices for Best Feature (BirdmanSpotlight and Moonlight) all went on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. That’s not to say that they have any overlap with the Academy, but it certainly isn’t an accolade that hurts a contender for having. 

 With four nominations, Get Out is the leader, followed by Call Me By Your Name, ColumbusThe Florida Project and Lady Bird (3) and I Tonya with two each.

Read the full list of nominees below. 

Best Feature

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Florida Project
  • Get Out
  • Good Time
  • I Tonya

Best Documentary

  • Ex Libris – The New York Public Library
  • Rat Film
  • Strong Island
  • Whose Streets? 
  • The Work

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award:

  • Maggie Betts for Novitiate
  • Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird
  • Kogonada for Columbus 
  • Jordan Peele for Get Out 
  • Joshua Z Weinstein for Menashe 

Best Screenplay

  • Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick
  • Mike White, Brad’s Status
  • James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name 
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Greta Geriwg, Lady Bird

Best Actor:

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • James Franco, The Disaster Artist
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Robert Pattinson, Good Time
  • Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories
  • Harry Dean Stanton, Lucky 

Best Actress

  • Melanie Lynskey, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
  • Haley Lu Richardson, Columbus 
  • Margot Robbie, I Tonya 
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Lois Smith, Majorie Prime

Breakthrough Actor

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound 
  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
  • Harris Dickinson, Beach Rats
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr., It Comes At Night
  • Brooklyn Prince, The Florida Project