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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

IFP Gotham Award Nominees

Last week, IFP announced this year's group of Gotham Award nominees. 3 nominating committees chose the nominees, and winners will be selected by a jury of filmmaker peers. Here's what goes into the selection process, as explained by IFP: "By recognizing that these films come from a place that is more firmly rooted in the grasp of filmmakers—and not made by committee—the Gotham Awards salute the innovative films and filmmakers whose passion and vision make their way onto the screen year after year." The winners will be announced live at the 15th Annual Gotham Awards ceremony on 11/30 in NYC.


  • Brokeback Mountain*
    Directed by Ang Lee / Written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana / Produced by Diana Ossana and James Schamus
  • Capote
    Directed by Bennett Miller / Written by Dan Futterman / Produced by Caroline Baron, William Vince and Michael Ohoven
  • A History of Violence
    Directed by David Cronenberg / Written by Josh Olson / Produced by Chris Bender and JC Spink
  • Keane*
    Written and directed by Lodge Kerrigan / Produced by Andrew Fierberg
  • Me and You and Everyone We Know
    Written and directed by Miranda July / Produced by Gina Kwon


  • Ballets Russes
    Directed by Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller / Written by Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine, Gary Weimberg & Celeste Schaefer Snyder / Produced by Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine, Robert Hawk & Douglas Blair Turnbaugh
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
    Written and directed by Alex Gibney / Produced by Alex Gibney, Jason Kliot and Susan Motamed
  • Grizzly Man
    Directed by Werner Herzog / Produced by Erik Nelson
  • Murderball
    Directed by Henry-Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro / Produced by Jeffrey Mandel and Dana Adam Shapiro
  • William Eggleston in the Real World
    Directed by Michael Almereyda / Produced by Michael Almereyda, Jesse Dylan and Anthony Katagas


  • Brokeback Mountain* (Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Linda Cardellini, Randy Quaid, Anna Faris)
  • Crash (Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Dashon Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate, Nona Gaye, Michael Pena)
  • Good Night, and Good Luck (David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Frank Langella)
  • Nine Lives (Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Elpidia Carrillo, Glenn Close. Stephen Dillane, Dakota Fanning, William Fichtner, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Holly Hunter, Jason
    Isaacs, Joe Mantegna, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Mary Kay Place, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Aidan Quinn, Miguel Sandoval, Amanda Seyfried, Sissy Spacek, Robin Wright Penn)
  • The Squid and the Whale* (Jeff Daniels, William Baldwin, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, and Anna Paquin)


  • Amy Adams as "Ashley" in Junebug
  • Camilla Belle as "Rose Slavin" in The Ballad of Jack and Rose
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt as "Neil" in Mysterious Skin
  • Terrence Howard as "DJay" in Hustle & Flow
  • Damian Lewis as "William Keane" in Keane*


  • Miranda July for Me and You and Everyone We Know
  • Bennett Miller for Capote
  • Phil Morrison for Junebug
  • Andrew Wagner for The Talent Given Us
  • Alice Wu for Saving Face

* Just screened at the LV Hawaii Int'l Film Fest last week

>> IFP Announces 2005 Gotham Award Nominations [IFP, 10/25/05]

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