Well, as I sit here typing this, I am eagerly awaiting the announcement of the National Board of Review’s picks for the best of 2017! I keep thinking about how, in 2015, nobody took Mad Max: Fury Road seriously as an Oscar contender until it was named best picture by the NBR. What the NBR does today will go a long way to determining whether this is an exciting Oscar season or a boring Oscar season.
However, the National Board of Review are not the only people who have been tabulating votes over the past few days. Last night, the Gotham Awards were handed out in New York City. The Gothams, which honor independent films, have lately been a pretty good indicator of what will, at the very least, receive a nomination in January. Based on last night’s results, it looks like it could be a good year for Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, Saoirse Ronan, and James Franco!
You can check out the nominees here. And you can see the winners below!
Best Feature — Call Me By Your Name
Best Documentary Feature — Strong Island
Audience Award — Get Out
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award: Jordan Peele, Get Out
Best Screenplay: Jordan Peele, Get Out
Best Actor: James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Best Actress: Saorise Ronan, Lady Bird
Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance: “Mudbound,” presented to Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, and Jonathan Banks
Made in NY Honoree: Michael K. Williams
Breakthrough Actor: Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Breakthrough Series — Long Form: Atlanta
Breakthrough Series — Short Form: The Strange Eyes of Dr. Myes