2020 Gotham Awards nominates all women directors for Best Feature, honors Chadwick Boseman with posthumous nomination


The Gotham Independent Film Awards 2020 is one of the first major awards shows of the year, and it seems like the global health crisis hasn’t hindered the chance to honour some powerful films.

Kelly Reichardt’s period drama First Cow collected four Gotham Awards nominations to lead the field, while the biggest storys walking away from this morning’s nomination announcements is that a woman directs each film nominated for Best Feature.

First Cow (Reichardt), The Assistant (Kitty Green), Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Eliza Hittman), Nomadland (Chloe Zhao), and Relic (Natalie Erika James) all contest the top prize, and all see female directors helming the projects.

The late Chadwick Boseman also sees a nomination for his work in the upcoming Netflix film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Check out the full list of nominations below:

Best Feature
The Assistant
First Cow
Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Best Documentary
76 Days
City Hall
Our Time Machine
A Thousand Cuts

Best International Feature
Cuties (Mignonnes)
Identifying Features
Martin Eden

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version
Channing Godfrey Peoples, Miss Juneteenth
Alex Thompson, Saint Frances
Carlo Mirabella-Davis, Swallow
Andrew Patterson, The Vast of Night

Best Screenplay
Bad Education, Mike Makowsky
First Cow, Jon Raymond, Kelly Reichardt
The Forty-Year-Old VersionRadha Blank
Fourteen, Dan Sallitt
The Vast of Night, James Montague, Craig Sanger

Best Actor
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Jude Law in The Nest
John Magaro, First Cow
Jesse Plemons, I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Best Actress
Nicole Beharie, Miss Juneteenth
Jessie Buckley, I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari
Carrie Coon, The Nest
Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Breakthrough Actor
Jasmine Batchelor, The Surrogate
Kingsley Ben-Adir, One Night in Miami… 
Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Orion Lee, First Cow
Kelly O’Sullivan, Saint Frances

Breakthrough Series – Long Format (over 40 minutes)
The Great
Immigration Nation

Breakthrough Series – Short Format (under 40 minutes)

I May Destroy You
Taste the Nation
Work in Progress


The Gotham Awards will be held on January 11th.

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