Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie, and more nominated for 2020 Gotham Awards

The controversial Netflix film 'Cuties' is up for Best International Feature at the 2020 Gotham Awards

The 2020 Independent Film Project (IFP) has just announced the 2020 Gotham Award nominees and the list is impressive to say the least. 

Only films with budgets under $35 million are eligible for awards and a few of our faves made the cut. 

Chadwick Boseman received his first post-humous nod of the season, earning an nomination for Best Actor for his work in the upcoming Netflix film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. 

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Radha Blank scored two noms for Forty-Year-Old Version including Best Screenplay and the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. She’s up against Channing Godfrey Peoples in the category who earned a nod for Miss Juneteenth. The film’s star, Nicole Beharie, also earned a nomination for Best Actress for the film. 

Chadwick Boseman Nicole Beharie Gotham Awards
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Garrett Bradley’s Time earned a nod for Best Documentary while the controversial Netflix film Cuties (Mignonnes) is up for Best International Feature. 

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On the television side, I May Destroy You nabbed a nomination for Breakthrough Series (short format) along with Dave and Betty while Watchmen and P-Valley are included in the Breakthrough Series (long format) category. 

The IFP Gotham Awards ceremony will be held on January 11th.

Check out the full list of nominees:

Best Feature:

The Assistant

First Cow

Never Rarely Sometimes Always



Best Documentary:

76 Days

City Hall

Our Time Machine

A Thousand Cuts


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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 Version – Radha 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 – 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

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