2017 IFP Gotham Awards Announced, ‘Get Out’ Leads With 4

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Independent Filmmaker Project announced the 2017 IFP Gotham Award nominees on Thursday morning via their Twitter feed.

Best Feature

“Call Me by Your Name”
Luca Guadagnino, director; Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)

“The Florida Project”
Sean Baker, director; Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou, producers (A24)

“Get Out”
Jordan Peele, director; Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm, Jr., Jordan Peele, producers (Universal Pictures)

“Good Time”
Josh and Benny Safdie, directors; Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas, Sebastian Bear-McClard, Oscar Boyson, producers (A24)

“I, Tonya”
Craig Gillespie, director; Bryan Unkeless, Steven Rogers, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, producers (NEON)

Best Documentary

“Ex Libris – The New York Public Library”
Frederick Wiseman, director and producer (Zipporah Films)

“Rat Film”
Theo Anthony, director; Riel Roch-Decter, Sebastian Pardo, producers (MEMORY and Cinema Guild)

“Strong Island”
Yance Ford, director; Yance Ford, Joslyn Barnes, producers (Netflix)

“Whose Streets?”
Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis, directors; Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis, Jennifer MacArthur, Flannery Miller, producers (Magnolia Pictures)

“The Work”
Jairus McLeary, director;  Alice Henty, Eon McLeary, Jairus McLeary, Miles McLeary, producers (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,” Donald Glover, creator; Donald Glover, Dianne McGunigle, Paul Simms, executive producers (FX Networks)

“Better Things,” Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K., creators; Dave Becky, M. Blair Breard, Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon, executive producers (FX Networks)

“Dear White People,” Justin Simien, creator; Yvette Bowser, Justin Simien, Stephanie Allain, Julia Lebedev, executive producers (Netflix)

“Fleabag,” Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator; Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, executive producers (Amazon)

“Search Party,” Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter, creators; Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, Michael Showalter, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns,  executive producers (TBS)


Breakthrough Series – Short Form

“555,” Kate Berlant, Andrew DeYoung and John Early, creators (Vimeo)

“Inconceivable,” Joel Ashton McCarthy, creator (YouTube)

“Junior,” Zoe Cassavetes, creator (Blackpills and VICE)

“Let Me Die a Nun,” Sarah Salovaara, creator (Vimeo)

“The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes,” Nancy Andrews, creator (YouTube)

(Additional credits to be determined.)

The 27th IFP Gotham Awards will stream live on November 27.