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Jordan Peele's critically acclaimed horror film Get Out has scored a leading four nominations for this year's Gotham Awards, it was announced Thursday.
The movie, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams, is up for best feature, breakthrough director (Peele), best screenplay and best actor (Kaluuya).
It was previously announced Get Out producer Jason Blum will receive one of the Gotham Awards' industry tributes.
Other multiple nominees include Call Me by Your Name, The Florida Project, Good Time and I, Tonya, all of which are up for best feature.
Lady Bird and Columbus each received three nominations, while Dee Rees' Mudbound scored two mentions, including for a special jury award for ensemble performance to actors Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan and Jonathan Banks.
In addition to best feature, Call Me by Your Name is up for best screenplay and breakthrough actor for Timothee Chalamet. Other best screenplay nominees including Columbus, The Big Sick (the only nomination for the critically acclaimed film), Ben Stiller-starrer Brad's Status and Lady Bird.
Lady Bird and Columbus are also each up for breakthrough director (Greta Gerwig and Kogonada, respectively) and best actress (Saoirse Ronan and Haley Lu Richardson, respectively). Other best actress nominees include Margot Robbie (I, Tonya), Lois Smith (Marjorie Prime) and Melanie Lynskey (I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore).
Robert Pattinson was nominated in the best actor category for his role in Good Time, where he'll face off with Kaluuya, Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), James Franco (The Disaster Artist), Adam Sandler (The Meyerowitz Stories) and the late Harry Dean Stanton (Lucky).
On the TV side, the Gotham Awards, which two years ago started recognizing small-screen fare, nominated Atlanta, Better Things, Dear White People, Fleabag and Search Party for its breakthrough series – longform award.
The Gotham Award nominees are selected by committees of film critics, journalists, festival programmers and film curators. Separate juries of writers, directors, actors, producers, editors and others directly involved in making films will determine the final award recipients.
IFP members can vote online, from Nov. 17-25, for the winner in the final competitive category, the audience award. The 14 films nominated for best feature, best documentary and the Bingham Ray breakthrough director award make up the nominees in that category. This year, IFP members will also vote for the winner in the breakthrough shortform series category (all of the nominees for which are available online).
The Gotham Awards will be handed out on Monday, Nov. 27, at New York City's Cipriani Wall Street. In addition to the competitive awards, previously announced tributes also will be given to Blum, actors Nicole Kidman and Dustin Hoffman, director Sofia Coppola, cinematographer Ed Lachman and former Vice President Al Gore.
The Gotham Awards are seen as the unofficial start of Oscar season. Recent Gotham Award winners have included Oscar nominees and winners Moonlight, Spotlight, Birdman, Boyhood, Citizenfour, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Act of Killing, Moonrise Kingdom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Beginners, The Tree of Life, Winter’s Bone and The Hurt Locker.
The full list of this year's nominees follows.
Full disclosure: The Hollywood Reporter's chief theater critic David Rooney and chief TV critic Tim Goodman were part of the nominating committee for best feature, screenplay and breakthrough director (Rooney) and breakthrough series – longform (Goodman).
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