Gotham Independent Film Awards

'Hurt Locker' and 'Big Fan' Lead Way at Gotham Award Nominations

The race is officially on...

We have our first batch of conversation starter nominees as nominees were announced this morning for the 19th Annual Gotham Independent Film Award, with Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker and Robert Siegel's Big Fan each earning three nominations with The Hurt Locker also set to receive Gotham's tribute award. In addition to the competitive awards, director Kathryn Bigelow, actors Natalie Portman and Stanley Tucci, and producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, will each be presented with a career tribute.

While I wouldn't expect Big Fan to do much outside the indie realm, this is a great start for The Hurt Locker as the film, the ensemble and Jeremy Renner were both singled out. Could Renner still land a Best Actor nomination?

Check out the complete list directly below and to the right is a montage of the nominated Best Feature films supplied by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP). The awards will take place Monday, November 30th at Cipriani Wall Street.

Best Feature

  • Amreeka
  • Big Fan
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Maid
  • A Serious Man

Best Documentary

  • Food, Inc.
  • Good Hair
  • My Neighbor My Killer
  • Paradise
  • Tyson

Best Ensemble Performance

  • Adventureland
  • Cold Souls
  • The Hurt Locker
  • A Serious Man
  • Sugar

Breakthrough Director

  • Cruz Angeles for Don't Let Me Drown
  • Frazer Bradshaw for Everything Strange and New
  • Noah Buschel for The Missing Person
  • Derick Martini for Lymelife
  • Robert Siegel for Big Fan

Breakthrough Actor

  • Ben Foster in The Messenger
  • Patton Oswalt in Big Fan
  • Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker
  • Catalina Saavedra in The Maid
  • Soulemane Sy Savane in Goodbye Solo

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You

  • Everything Strange and New
  • Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
  • October Country
  • You Won't Miss Me
  • Zero Bridge

The Gotham Independent Film Awards official site can be found right here.

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  • Brian Zitzelman

    I'm just ecstatic to see Goodbye Solo get some love.

  • chewbaca69

    Lymelife got a director nom? What the hell haha.

  • Chris

    The Hurt Locker remains my favorite movie of 2009 so far. Glad to see it with so many nominations.

  • William

    Also glad to see with Hurt Locker getting these nominations, it's the film I'm riding for the award season as well.

  • Sharon

    I agree with William and Chris' statements.

  • Jonathan

    I hope A Serious Man wins in both categories...