The Gotham Independent Film Award nomination lists were revealed today, recognizing a few expected indies (The Hurt Locker, A Serious Man) while surprisingly neglecting others (where the heck is Precious?). Because the Gotham nominees are determined by small panels of four people each, today’s results won’t necessarily foreshadow the Spirit Awards or Oscars. But they’re still fun to check out. Here’s the full list of nominees; the awards will be presented on Nov. 30.
Best Feature: Amreeka, Big Fan, The Hurt Locker, The Maid, A Serious Man
Best Documentary: Food Inc., Good Hair, My Neighbor My Killer, Paradise, Tyson
Best Ensemble Performance: Adventureland, Cold Souls, The Hurt Locker, A Serious Man, Sugar
Breakthrough Director: Cruz Angeles, Don’t Let Me Drown; Frazer Bradshaw, Everything Strange and New; Noah Buschel, The Missing Person; Derek Martini, Lymelife; Robert Siegel, Big Fan
Breakthrough Actor: Ben Foster, The Messenger; Patton Oswalt, Big Fan; Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker; Catalina Saavedra, The Maid; Soulémane Sy Savané, Goodbye Solo
Movie 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