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The first stop of the awards season Gotham Awards nominations announced!

By:Shark News  Posted:October. 28,2019
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The 2019 Gotham Awards nomination list was announced. Among them, Marriage Story, The Farewell and Uncut Gems all received three nominations, and all three films were nominated for Best Picture.

In the long awards season, the Gotham Awards announced in New York on December 2 will be the first stop, although this award does not reliably predict the Oscar trend - the award is made up of a small number of journalists and filmmakers. The people's group voted for it - but for the independent film that won the "Gotham Awards", the award can compete for Oscar points.

Video streaming giant Netflix's original film, Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver's Marriage Story not only won the Best Picture nomination, but also won the best actor and best script nomination; A24's comedy The Farewell In addition to the Best Picture nomination, he also won the best actress nomination and best script nomination; another film of the A24 company, Uncut Gems, was nominated for Best Actor in addition to the Best Picture nomination. And the most breakthrough actor nomination.

Marriage Story


At the premiere of this year's Sundance Film Festival, The Last Black Man in San Francisco also won three nominations - the most breakthrough director, best screenplay and most breakthrough actor nomination.

Although not an Oscar's barometer, in recent years, many films that have won the Gotham Awards have also won Oscar nominations and even small gold people, including Spotlight, Birdman, Boyhood, Citizenfour, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Act of Killing, Moonrise Kingdom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Tree of Life, Beginners, Winter's Bone, and The Hurt Locker.

Below is the 2019 Gotham Awards nomination list


The Farewell


Best Picture:

The Farewell - A24

Hustlers - STX Pictures

Marriage Story - Netflix

Uncut Gems - A24

Waves - A24


American Factory

Best Documentary:

American Factory - Netflix

Apollo 11 - NEON and CNN Pictures

Democratic Democracia em Vertigem Edge - Netflix

Midnight Traveler - oscilloscope

One Child Nation - Amazona Pictures


Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre

The most breakthrough director:

Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre - The Mustang

Kent Jones - Diane

Joe Talbot - The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Olivia Wilde - Booksmart


High Flying Bird


Best script:

The Farewell

High Flying Bird

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Marriage Story


Adam Driver

Best actor:

Willem Dafoe - The Lighthouse

Adam Driver - Marriage Story

Aldis Hodge - Clemency

Andre Holland - High Flying Bird

Adam Sandler - Uncut Gems


Awkwafina

Best actress:

Awkwafina - The Farewell

Elisabeth Moss - Her Smell

Mary Kay Place - Diane

Florence Pugh - Midsommar

Alfre Woodard - Clemency


Noah Jupe

The most breakthrough actor:

Julia Fox - Uncut Gems

Aisling Franciosi - The Nightingale

Chris Galust - Give Me Liberty

Noah Jupe - Honey Boy

Jonathan Majors - The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Taylor Russell - Waves

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Then, as filming commenced on Justice League in April of 2016, Batman v Superman was released to the derision of critics (it is at 27% on the Tomatometer) and, seemingly, the industry deciding en mass that the film was a creative disaster. In London, this meant the quiet cancellation of the second Justice League film and a hasty rewrite of the first film’s script to bring its story to a true conclusion. As we now understand it, the first Justice League movie was meant to end with the resurrection of Superman with the second film seeing the League assembling to fight cosmic-level bad guy Darkseid. In the years since it dissolved, Snyder offered fans glimpses of design art and storyboards from the abandoned second film thanks to his social media accounts. But even as the film soldiered on in production, it was clear to Snyder and his partners at the studio that a period of reshoots would be required. Most big-budget tentpole releases schedule some additional photography these days, but the high-profile nature of Justice League – and the growing bad buzz around Warners’ attempts to bring the DC Comics heroes to the screen – meant the work was regarded with suspicion. Of course, no one would know just how extensive these reshoots would be until Snyder delivered his first cut. As with the myth of the six-hour version of David Lynch’s Dune, the notion of the Snyder Cut begins with an assembly of the film – a compilation of the best takes chosen by editors David Brenner, Richard Pearson, Martin Walsh, and Snyder himself representing the scenes as written in the script. This version of the film definitely exists, but it is not meant for public consumption. 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Its high-end collector’s edition came complete with five cuts of the film and a 45-minute deleted scene compilation which almost counts as a sixth cut. As with Alien, Scott wanted fans to experience every extant version in addition to his preferred “Final Cut.” It was the sort of philosophy perfect from home video at the time and one we wish more directors would subscribe to. But in all of these cases, the films are in finished states. Has there ever been a case in which a director walked away from a film, saw it completed by someone else, only to find his vision restored many years later? As it happens, yes – and in an odd twist of fate, it is a film featuring Superman. In 1979, Richard Donner was fired from the two-part Superman production after butting heads with producers Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler throughout an arduous 18-month shoot. 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