'Manchester by the Sea,' 'Certain Women,' 'Loving' earn Gotham Award nods

By Karen Butler
'Manchester by the Sea,' 'Certain Women,' 'Loving' earn Gotham Award nods
Director Kenneth Lonergan (second from left) and his cast (L-R) Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler and producer Matt Damon arrive at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "Manchester By The Sea" at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, Canada, on September 13, 2016. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Independent Filmmaker Project has announced the nominees for its 26th annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards.

The Gotham Awards ceremony is to take place Nov. 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan.


Gotham Award Tributes will be presented then to actors Amy Adams and Ethan Hawke, director Oliver Stone, and Industry Tribute recipient, producer Arnon Milchan.

The nominees in the top categories are:

Best Feature
Certain Women
Everybody Wants Some!!
Manchester by the Sea

Best Documentary
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America

Best Actor
Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea
Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water
Adam Driver in Paterson
Joel Edgerton in Loving
Craig Robinson in Morris from America

Best Actress
Kate Beckinsale in Love & Friendship
Annette Bening in 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert in Elle
Ruth Negga in Loving
Natalie Portman in Jackie


Breakthrough Actor
Lily Gladstone in Certain Women
Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea
Royalty Hightower in The Fits
Sasha Lane in American Honey
Anya Taylor-Joy in The Witch

"We wish to offer our hearty congratulations to the 2016 Gotham Awards nominees, all of whose unique and exciting artistic achievements represent the very best in independent storytelling," Joana Vicente, executive director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center, said in a statement.

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