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Gotham Awards Cite Julianne Moore, Michael Keaton, and ‘Birdman’

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birdman_1Gotham Awards were handed out yesterday evening.  The big winner was “Birdman” and its star Michael Keaton.  Also walking away with awards were Documentary Feature frontrunner hopeful “CITIZENFOUR” and Best Actress hopeful frontrunner Julianne Moore for her stunning work in “Still Alice.”  

Check out the winners below in BOLD:

Best Feature
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” 
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“Love is Strange”
“Under the Skin”

Best Documentary
“Life Itself”
“Point and Shoot”

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Ana Lily Amirpour (“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”) 
James Ward Byrkit (“Coherence”)
Dan Gilroy (“Nightcrawler”)
Eliza Hittman (“It Felt Like Love”)
Justin Simien (“Dear White People”)

Best Actor
Bill Hader (“The Skeleton Twins”)
Ethan Hawke (“Boyhood”)
Oscar Isaac (“A Most Violent Year”)
Michael Keaton (“Birdman”)
Miles Teller (“Whiplash”)

Best Actress
Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Beyond the Lights”)
Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) 
Scarlett Johansson (“Under the Skin”)
Mia Wasikowska (“Tracks”)

Breakthrough Actor
Riz Ahmed (“Nightcrawler”)
Macon Blair (“Blue Ruin”)
Ellar Coltrane (“Boyhood”)
Joey King (“Wish I Was Here”)
Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child”)
Tessa Thompson (“Dear White People”)

Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream’ Grant
Garrett Bradley, director (“Below Dreams”)
Claire Carré, director (“Embers”)
Chloé Zhao, director (“Songs My Brothers Taught Me”)

Gotham Independent Film Audience Award
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
“Dear White People”
“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“It Felt Like Love”
“Life Itself”
“Love is Strange”
“Point and Shoot”
“Under the Skin”

Special Jury Award
Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”

Tributes to:
Bennett Miller
Tilda Swinton

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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Felipe Dumas Varon

Yay for Julianne


Another Special Jury Prize for the Foxcatcher cast. I really want to know why this keeps happening. Could you guys possibly discuss on a future podcast if this continues?


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