Presenting: The 2020 Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominees

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Hello my dear readers, I am back with another Awards Show nominations rundown and this time we are hitting the stand out stuff on the independent side with the annual Gotham Awards who just released their list of nominees. This is only the second time that I’ve shared The Gotham Awards here on “The Chronicles” and its awesome to add them to the mix of these sort of narratives. As mentioned last year (if you should remember), I don’t usually get to sit and enjoy too many indie features based on the itinerary I keep on the geek side but there are a few films from this past year that have piqued my interest. Take a look at the list down below and I will be back to close it all up at the end. Enjoy.

Best Feature:
The Assistant
First Cow
Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Best Documentary:
76 Days
City Hall
Our Time Machine
A Thousand Cuts

Best International Feature:
Identifying Features
Martin Eden

Best Actor:
Riz Ahmed as Ruben Stone – Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman as Levee – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (posthumous)
Jude Law as Rory O’Hara – The Nest
John Magaro as Otis “Cookie” Figowitz – First Cow
Jesse Plemons as Jake – I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Best Actress:
Nicole Beharie as Turquoise Jones – Miss Juneteenth
Jessie Buckley as Young Woman – I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Carrie Coon as Allison O’Hara – The Nest
Frances McDormand as Fern – Nomadland
Yuh-jung Youn as Soon-ja – Minari

Best Screenplay:
Mike Makowsky – Bad Education
Jon Raymond and Kelly Reichardt – First Cow
Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version
Dan Sallitt – Fourteen
James Montague and Craig W. Sander – The Vast of Night

Breakthrough Actor:
Jasmine Batchelor as Jess Harris – The Surrogate
Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X – One Night in Miami
Sidney Flanigan as Autumn Callahan – Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Orion Lee as King-Lu – First Cow
Kelly O’Sullivan as Bridget – Saint Frances

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award:
Radha Blank – The Forty-Year-Old Version
Channing Godfrey Peoples – Miss Juneteenth
Carlo Mirabella-Davis – Swallow
Andrew Patterson – The Vast of Night
Alex Thompson – Saint Frances

Breakthrough Series – Long Form:
The Great
Immigration Nation

Breakthrough Series – Short Form:
I May Destroy You
Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi
Work in Progress

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: So what did you think about this list? Are there any personal favorites in the list of nominated films and talent? One film that I need to see is the “Sound Of Metal” because its about a drummer and stars Riz Ahmed who I like very much in terms of the roles I’ve caught him in (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Venom”). Chime in down below and let me know what you think about it all and when they announce the winners I will return to this topic.

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