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For the first time, the Gotham Awards’ Best Picture category features all female nominees

(NEW YORK) — While the Academy Awards has gotten high-profile static for shunning female filmmakers, nobody is going to say that about the Independent Film Project’s Gotham Awards. This year, every nominated filmmaker in the Best Feature category is a woman. 

Kitty Green got the nod for her movie The Assistant; Kelly Reichardt was nominated for First Cow; Eliza Hittman got the nod for her film Never Rarely Sometimes Always; Erika James was recognized for her indie, Relic; and Chloe Zhao, who is directing Marvel Studios’ upcoming The Eternals, was nominated for Nomadland.Other nominees of note include a posthumous Best Actor nom for Chadwick Boseman for his work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom — a recognition most insiders agree will be repeated as award season ramps up.

Here are the nominees in the other major categories: Best ActorChadwick Boseman — Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Riz Ahmed — Sound of Metal Jude Law — The Nest  John Magaro — First Cow Jesse Plemons — I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Best ActressNicole Beharie — Miss Juneteenth Jessie Buckley — I’m Thinking of Ending Things Yuh-Jung Youn — Minari Carrie Coon — The Nest Frances McDormand — NomadlandBreakthrough ActorJasmine 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

Best ScreenplayBad Education — Mike Makowsky  First Cow — Jon Raymond, Kelly Reichardt  The Forty-Year-Old Version — Radha Blank Fourteen — Dan Sallitt The Vast of Night” — James Montague, Craig Sanger 

The IFP Gotham Awards will be held Monday, January 11, 2021 in New York City.

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