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The 2010 Gotham Award Nominations

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 18, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | October 18, 2010 |

The 2010 Gotham Awards have been announced, and while the movies nominated are not necessarily a solid indicator of their Oscar chances, who cares? They might win a Gotham Award. Isn’t that what really matters?

Actually, you can probably expect many of these movies — and the people in them — to be tossed around a lot during the next six months, and I fully expect Black Swan, Winter’s Bone and The Kids Are All Right to be at least in the Oscar mix. Winter’s Bone led the way with three nominations, in the same categories that last year’s Oscar winner, The Hurt Locker, was nominated. And lookie: Garret Dillahunt got a nomination by virtue of being in the ensemble cast that made up Winter’s Bone. Recognize!

I’d also suggest you go see Winter’s Bone, though it’s probably not in theaters anymore. So, put it in your Netflix queue, along with Please Give, which I thought was outstanding. Please ignore Life During Wartime and Tiny Furniture and just assume that the Gotham Award’s committee hasn’t yet seen the more deserving films.

Best Feature
Black Swan
Blue Valentine
The Kids Are All Right
Let Me In
Winter’s Bone

Best Documentary
12th & Delaware
Inside Job
The Oath
Public Speaking

Best Ensemble Performance
The Kids Are All Right
Life During Wartime
Please Give
Tiny Furniture
Winter’s Bone

Breakthrough Director
John Wells for The Company Men
Kevin Asch for Holy Rollers
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa for I Love You Phillip Morris
Tanya Hamilton for Night Catches Us
Lena Dunham for Tiny Furniture

Breakthrough Actor
Prince Adu in Prince of Broadway
Ronald Bronstein in Daddy Longlegs
Greta Gerwig in Greenberg
Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone
John Ortiz in Jack Goes Boating

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
Kati with an i
On Coal River
Summer Pasture
The Wolf Knife

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