The nominees for the 22nd Gotham Independent Film Awards are…

Awards season got underway yesterday as the nominations for the 22nd Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced in New York, with Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie, Middle of Nowhere and Moonrise Kingdom leading the field with nods in two categories each.

Richard Linklater’s Bernie, Ava DuVernay’s Middle of Nowhere and and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom will all contest the coveted Best Feature award alongside Julie Loktev’s The Loneliest Planet and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, while Beasts director Benh Zeitlin managed to secure a nomination in the Breakthrough Director category, which will also be contested by Zal Batmanglij (Sound of My Voice), Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky (Francine), Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin (Now, Forager) and Antonio Méndez Esparza (Here and There).

Check out the full list of nominations here…

Best Feature
The Loneliest Planet
The Master
Middle of Nowhere
Moonrise Kingdom

Best Documentary
How to Survive a Plague
Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present
Room 237
The Waiting Room

Best Ensemble Performance
Bernie (Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey)
Moonrise Kingdom (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban)
Safety Not Guaranteed (Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni, Jenica Bergere, Kristen Bell, Jeff Garlin, Mary Lynn Rajskub)
Silver Linings Playbook (Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher)
Your Sister’s Sister (Emily Blunt, Rosemarie Dewitt, Mark Duplass)

Breakthrough Director
Zal Batmanglij (Sound of My Voice)
Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky (Francine)
Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin (Now, Forager)
Antonio Méndez Esparza (Here and There)
Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Breakthrough Actor
Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk with Me)
Emayatzy Corinealdi (Middle of Nowhere)
Thure Lindhardt (Keep the Lights On)
Melanie Lynskey (Hello, I Must Be Going)
Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
Red Flag
Sun Don’t Shine
Tiger Tail in Blue

Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers ‘Live the Dream’ Grant
Leah Meyerhoff (director of I Believe in Unicorns)
Stacie Passon (director of Concussion)
Visra Vichit Vadakan (Karaoke Girl)

Along with the above awards, director David O. Russell, actors Matt Damon and Marion Cotillard and  producer Jeff Skoll will all receive Career Tributes when the Gotham Awards ceremony is helf on Monday, November 26th.

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