Award season is coming whether we like it or not, unfortunately, there aren’t that many movies that many could say are Best Picture or Best Director nominees, with the Gotham Awards releasing their nominations – this could prove to be an early forecast for the movies we might see more and more of come award season, Moonlight and Manchester By The Sea made up last years nominations, each were nominated for Best Picture and Screenplay.
Surprisingly, Get Out, Ladybird and Call Me By Your Name are leading the nominations. Which begs the question could get out be nominated for Best Picture? Well, Get Out received nominations for Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Breakout director for Jordan Peele. While Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird has been nominated for Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Actress. Call Me By Your Name has been an early favourite for Oscar nominations this year with sweeping critical acclaim, like Lady Bird it’s yet to debut in cinemas but has been seen at festivals. Call Me By Your Name earned nominations for Best Feature, Breakout Director and Breakthrough Actor.
There were other interesting nominations, James Franco’s turn in The Disaster Artist, Donald Glover seems to be on the verge of picking up another award for Atlanta as it earned a nod for Breakthrough Long-Form Series. Sean Baker’s The Florida Project and I, Tonya have nominations sprinkled throughout too.
The Oscar race is hardly underway, these nominations could serve up Get Out and Ladybird as serious contenders though. Course, there are still plenty of movies yet to come this year, but we have a feeling this year could be the year of the underdog.