Gearing up for the IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards

2013 nominees announced.

by Anne-Katrin Titze

2012 IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street.
2012 IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The 2013 Nominees for the Independent Filmmaker Project's Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced this morning in New York. The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, December 2, at Cipriani Wall Street.

The 23rd Annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards' Nominees are:

Best Feature

12 Years A Slave

Steve McQueen, director; Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas, producers. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

David Lowery, director; Tony Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Amy Kaufman, Cassian Elwes, producers (IFC Films)

Before Midnight

Richard Linklater, director; Richard Linklater, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Sara Woodhatch, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)

Inside Llewyn Davis

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, directors; Scott Rudin, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, producers (CBS Films)

Upstream Color

Shane Carruth, director; Shane Carruth, Casey Gooden, Ben LeClair, producers. (erbp)

Marion Cotillard, 2012 Career Honoree
Marion Cotillard, 2012 Career Honoree Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Best Documentary

The Act of Killing

Joshua Oppenheimer, director; Signe Byrge, Joshua Oppenheimer, producers (Drafthouse Films)

The Crash Reel

Lucy Walker, director; Julian Cautherly, Lucy Walker, producers (HBO Documentary Films)

First Cousin Once Removed

Alan Berliner, director and producer (HBO Documentary Films)

Let the Fire Burn

Jason Osder, director and producer (Zeitgeist Films)

Our Nixon

Penny Lane, director; Brian L. Frye, Penny Lane, producers (Cinedigm and CNN


Best Actress

Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine

(Sony Pictures Classics)

Scarlett Johansson in Don Jon

(Relativity Media)

Brie Larson in Short Term 12


Amy Seimetz in Upstream Color


Shailene Woodley in The Spectacular Now


Best Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave

(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis

(CBS Films)

Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

(Focus Features)

Robert Redford in All Is Lost

(Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions)

Isaiah Washington in Blue Caprice

(Sundance Selects)

Matt Damon, 2012 Career Honoree
Matt Damon, 2012 Career Honoree Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Breakthrough Actor

Dane DeHaan in Kill Your Darlings

(Sony Pictures Classics)

Kathryn Hahn in Afternoon Delight

(The Film Arcade and Cinedigm)

Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale Station

(The Weinstein Company)

Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years A Slave

(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Robin Weigert in Concussion


Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station

(The Weinstein Company)

Adam Leon for Gimme The Loot

(Sundance Selects)

Alexandre Moors for Blue Caprice

(Sundance Selects)

Stacie Passon for Concussion


Amy Seimetz for Sun Don’t Shine

(Factory 25)

Forest Whitaker will receive the Actor Tribute, Richard Linklater will receive the Director Tribute, and Katherine Oliver Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment to Receive Industry Tribute.

The Museum of Modern Art will present the Ninth Annual Best Film Not Playing At A Theatre Near You Series in November 2013.


David Zellner, director; Nathan Zellner, Producer

An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty

Terence Nance, director; Terence Nance, Andrew Corkin, James Bartlett, producers

Red Flag

Alex Karpovsky, director; Alex Karpovsky, Michael Bowes, producers

Sun Don’t Shine

Amy Seimetz, director; Kim Sherman, Amy Seimetz, producers

Tiger Tail In Blue

Frank V. Ross, director; Adam Donaghey, Drew Durepos, producers

Winners of the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards included:

Best Feature

Moonrise Kingdom

Best Documentary

How To Survive A Plague

Best Ensemble Performance

Your Sister’s Sister

Breakthrough Director

Benh Zeitlin for Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Breakthrough Actor

Emayatzy Corinealdi in Middle Of Nowhere

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