Thursday, 24 October 2013

FILM NEWS: 12 Years A Slave leads Gotham Film nominees + Save these dates for upcoming nominee announcements

SCREEN GEMS: Awards season momentum is about to shift into high gear! The Gotham Independent Film Awards, which recognizes breakthrough films and performers, announced its nominations on Thursday morning. British-American filmmaker Steve McQueen's 19th-century epic 12 Years A Slave leads the pack with three bids (Best Feature, Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofore and Best Breakthrough Actor for Lupita Nyong'o). Among the other notable films vying for a trophy are the Sundance smash Fruitvale Station, the Coen Brothers' musical drama Inside Llewyn Davis and Woody Allen's latest masterpiece Blue Jasmine, starring Best Actress frontrunner Cate Blanchett. Forest Whitaker and Richard Linklater will receive special tributes during the December 2 ceremony in New York.

>> Mark your calendars: Upcoming nominee announcements:
Critic's Choice - Tuesday, December 10 (Friday, January 10, 2014)
Screen Actors' Guild - Wednesday, December 11 (Saturday, January 18, 2014)
Golden Globes - Thursday, December 12 (Sunday, January 12, 2014)
The Academy Awards - Thursday, January 16 (March 2, 2014)

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