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'Boyhood' leads Gotham Awards nominations

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Richard Linklater’s Boyhood was nominated for four Gotham Independent Film Awards, including a nod for Best Feature. Also competing for best picture are Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Love Is Strange, and Under the Skin.

While the Gothams celebrate only independent film, they are one of the first notable—if not the most reliable predictor—year-end movie awards. Last year, the Gothams rewarded Inside Llewyn Davis and Short Term 12‘s Brie Larson, in addition to Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyer’s Club.

Boyhood was also recognized for Ethan Hawke in the Best Actor category, Patricia Arquette in Best Actress, and Ellar Coltrane in Breakthrough Actor.

The Gotham’s nominating committee for the Best Actor category—of which EW‘s Mark Harris was a member—voted to award a joint Special Jury Award to the three leading actors in Foxcatcher—Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum. Their film’s director, Bennett Miller, will also receive one of three Gotham Award Tributes, along with Tilda Swinton and Netflix’s Ted Sarandos.

The Gotham Awards ceremony will be held Dec. 1.

View the complete list of nominees below.

Best Feature

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Love Is Strange

Under the Skin

Best Documentary

Actress

CITIZENFOUR

Life Itself

Manakamana

Point and Shoot

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Ana Lily Amirpour for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Kino Lorber)

James Ward Byrkit for Coherence (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler (Open Road Films)

Eliza Hittman for It Felt Like Love (Variance Films)

Justin Simien for Dear White People (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)

Best Actor*

Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)

Ethan Hawke in Boyhood (IFC Films)

Oscar Isaac in A Most Violent Year (A24 Films)

Michael Keaton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Miles Teller in Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics)

* The 2014 Best Actor nominating panel also voted to award a special Gotham Jury Award jointly to Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum for their ensemble performance in Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics).

Best Actress

Patricia Arquette in Boyhood (IFC Films)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Beyond the Lights (Relativity Media)

Julianne Moore in Still Alice (Sony Pictures Classics)

Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin (A24 Films)

Mia Wasikowska in Tracks (The Weinstein Company)

Breakthrough Actor

Riz Ahmed in Nightcrawler (Open Road Films)

Macon Blair in Blue Ruin (RADiUS)

Ellar Coltrane in Boyhood (IFC Films)

Joey King in Wish I Was Here (Focus Features)

Jenny Slate in Obvious Child (A24 Films)

Tessa Thompson in Dear White People (Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)

 

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