Nominees Announced for 33rd Annual Gotham Awards

2023 Gotham Award Nominations

Best Feature Film Nominations Go To "Passages," "Past Lives," "Reality," "Showing Up," and "A Thousand and One"

New York ( October 24, 2023 ) -

The Gotham Film & Media Institute announced today the nominations for the 33rd Annual Gotham Awards, singling out 20 feature films, 11 series, and 30 performances in ten award categories.

The nominations were announced live from Cipriani Wall Street by Jeffrey Sharp, award-winning film producer and the Executive Director of The Gotham, and Kia Brooks, Deputy Director of The Gotham.

“We are proud to announce this year’s Gotham Award nominees and look forward to celebrating these amazing storytellers in a few weeks. The Gotham Awards in many ways reflects the industry and community we serve. Seen by this year’s nominees, storytelling knows no boundaries as our industry continues to find new audiences across the globe,” said Sharp.

The Gotham has recently announced the following tributes will take place at the 2023 ceremony:

  • “Maestro: (Netflix) will receive The Gotham Cultural Icon & Creator Tribute, honoring Leonard Bernstein, the legendary musician, conductor, composer, teacher, and author, while celebrating Bradley Cooper’s masterful achievement that cinematically captures Bernstein’s story;
  • “Air” (Amazon MGM Studios) will receive The Gotham Visionary Icon & Creator Tribute honoring the visionaries behind the Michael Jordan partnership and celebrating Ben Affleck’s superb film;
  • “Rustin” (Netflix), the upcoming film starring Colman Domingo, and produced by President Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground, will receive The Gotham Cultural Icon & Creator Tribute for Social Justice, honoring Bayard Rustin, the activist and organizer of the 1968 March on Washington, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, while celebrating director George C. Wolfe’s spectacular achievement in bringing Rustin’s story to life.

Additional tributes will be announced by The Gotham in the coming weeks.

The Gotham Awards provides early recognition and media attention for outstanding and groundbreaking voices in storytelling inclusive of writers, directors, producers and actors. The 2023 Gotham Awards Ceremony will be held live and in person at 7PM on Monday, November 27, 2023 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Nominees are selected by committees of film and television 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 Gotham Award recipients.

The 2023 Gotham Award nominations are:

Best Feature
Ira Sachs, director; Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt, producers (MUBI)

“Past Lives”
Celine Song, director; David Hinojosa, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, producers (A24)

Tina Satter, director; Brad Becker-Parton, Riva Marker, Greg Nobile, Noah Stahl, producers (HBO Films)

“Showing Up”
Kelly Reichardt, director; Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani, producers (A24)

“A Thousand and One”
A.V. Rockwell, director; Julia Lebedev, Rishi Rajani, Eddie Vaisman, Lena Waithe, Bred Weston, producers (Focus Features)

Best International Feature
“All of Us Strangers”
Andrew Haigh, director; Graham Broadbent, Peter Czemin, Sarah Harvey, producers (Searchlight Pictures)

“Anatomy of a Fall”
Justine Triet, director; Marie-Ange Luciani, David Thion, producers (NEON)

“Poor Things”
Yorgos Lanthimos, director; Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrew Lowe, Emma Stone, producers (Searchlight Pictures)

Lila Avilés, director; Lila Avilés, Tatiana Graullera, Louise Riousse, producers (Sideshow/Janus Films)

“The Zone of Interest”
Jonathan Glazer, director; Ewa Puszczynska, James Wilson, producers (A24)

Best Documentary Feature

“20 Days in Mariupol”
Mstyslav Chernov, director; Raney Aronson-Rath, Mstyslav Chernov, Derl McCrudden, Michelle Mizner, producers (PBS Distribution)

“Against the Tide”
Sarvnik Kaur, director; Koval Bhatia, Sarvnik Kaur, producers (Snooker Club Films, A Little Anarky Films)

“Apolonia, Apolonia”
Lea Glob, director; Sidsel Lønvig Siersted, producer (Danish Documentary Production)

“Four Daughters”
Kaouther Ben Hania, director; Nadim Cheikhrouha, producer (Kino Lorber)

“Our Body”
Claire Simon, director; Kristina Larsen, producer (Cinema Guild)

Breakthrough Director Award, Presented by Cadillac

  • Raven Jackson, “All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt” (A24)
  • Georgia Oakley, “Blue Jean” (Magnolia Pictures)
  • Michelle Garza Cervera, “Huesera” (XYZ Films)
  • Celine Song, “Past Lives” (A24)
  • A.V. Rockwell, “A Thousand and One” (Focus Features)

Best Screenplay

  • “All of Us Strangers,” Andrew Haigh (Searchlight Pictures)
  • “Anatomy of a Fall,” Justine Triet, Arthur Harari (NEON)
  • “May December,” Samy Burch (Netflix)
  • “R.M.N.,” Cristian Mungiu (IFC Films)
  • “The Zone of Interest,” Jonathan Glazer (A24)

Outstanding Lead Performance

  • Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, “Origin” (NEON)
  • Lily Gladstone, “The Unknown Country” (Music Box Films)
  • Greta Lee, “Past Lives” (A24)
  • Franz Rogowski, “Passages” (MUBI)
  • Babetida Sadjo, “Our Father, The Devil” (Cineverse)
  • Andrew Scott, “All of Us Strangers” (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Cailee Spaeny, “Priscilla” (A24)
  • Teyana Taylor, “A Thousand and One” (Focus Features)
  • Michelle Williams, “Showing Up” (A24)
  • Jeffrey Wright, “American Fiction” (Orion Pictures / Amazon MGM Studios)

Outstanding Supporting Performance

  • Juliette Binoche, “The Taste of Things” (IFC Films)
  • Penélope Cruz, “Ferrari” (NEON)
  • Jamie Foxx, “They Cloned Tyrone” (Netflix)
  • Claire Foy, “All of Us Strangers” (Searchlight Films)
  • Ryan Gosling, “Barbie” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Glenn Howerton, “BlackBerry” (IFC Films)
  • Sandra Hüller, “The Zone of Interest” (A24)
  • Rachel McAdams, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” (Lionsgate)
  • Charles Melton, “May December” (Netflix)
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers” (Focus Features)

Breakthrough Series – Under 40 minutes

“Beef,” Lee Sung Jin, creator; Ravi Nandan, Alli Reich, Jake Schreier, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, executive producers (Netflix)
“High School,” Clea DuVall, Sara Quin, Tegan Quin, creators; Clea Duvall, Dede Gardner, Laura Kittrell, Jeremy Kleiner, Sara Quin, Tegan Quin, Carina Sposato, executive producers (Amazon Freevee)

“I’m A Virgo,” Boots Riley, creator; Tze Chun, Michael Ellenberg, Marcus Gardley, Carver Karaszewski, Jharrel Jerome, Boots Riley, Rebecca Rivo, Lindsey Springer, executive producers (Prime Video)

“Rain Dogs,” Cash Carraway, creator; Cash Carraway, Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, executive producers (HBO | Max)

“Swarm,” Donald Glover, Janine Nabers, creators; Ibra Ake, Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Janine Nabers Jamal Olor, Steven Prinz, Michael Schaefer, Fam Udeorji, executive producers (Amazon Studios)

Breakthrough Series – Over 40 minutes

“Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire”
Rolin Jones, creator; Mark Johnson, Rolin Jones, Anne Rice, Christopher Rice, Alan Taylor, executive producers (AMC)

“Dead Ringers”
Alice Birch, creator; Alice Birch, Anne Carey, Sean Durkin, Megan Ellison, Erica Kay, Ali Krug, Sue Naegle, Stacy O’Neil, David Robinson, James G. Robinson, Polly Stokes, Barbara Wall, Rachel Weisz, executive directors (Prime Video)

“The English”
Hugo Blick, creator; Hugo Blick, Emily Blunt, Greg Brenman, executive producers (Prime Video)

“The Last of Us”
Craig Mazin, Neil Druckmann, creators; Neil Druckmann, Craig Mazin, Rose Lam, Asad Qizilbash, Carolyn Strauss, Carter Swan, Evan Wells, executive producers; (HBO | Max)

“A Small Light”
Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, creator; Susanna Fogel, William Harper, Avi Nir, Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, Lisa Roos, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, executive producers (National Geographic)

Adam Bhala Lough, Sam Lipman-Stern, directors; Nancy Abraham, Dani Bernfeld, David Gordon Green, Lisa Heller, Jody Hill, Brandon James, Sam Lipman-Stern, Adam Bhala Lough, Danny McBride, Tina Nguyen, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Greg Stewart, executive producers (HBO | Max)

Outstanding Performance in a New Series

  • Jacob Anderson, “Anne Rice’s Interview with The Vampire” (AMC)
  • Dominique Fishback, “Swarm” (Amazon Studios)
  • Jharrel Jerome, “I’m A Virgo” (Prime Video)
  • Natasha Lyonne, “Poker Face” (Peacock)
  • Bel Powley, “A Small Light” (National Geographic)
  • Bella Ramsey, “The Last of Us” (HBO | Max)
  • Chaske Spencer, “The English” (Prime Video)
  • Rachel Weisz, “Dead Ringers” (Prime Video)
  • Ali Wong, “Beef” (Netflix)
  • Steven Yeun, “Beef” (Netflix)

Nominating Committees for the 2023 Gotham Awards were:

Nominating Committee for Best Feature and Best Screenplay

  • Justin Chang, Film Critic, Los Angeles Times
  • K. Austin Collins, Film Critic, Freelance
  • Jessica Kiang, Freelance Film Critic, Variety, Sight & Sound, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Criterion; International Programmer, Belfast Film Festival
  • Claudia Puig, President of LA Film Critics Association; NPR/KPCC’s “Film Week”
  • Alison Willmore, Film Critic, New York Magazine, Vulture

Nominating Committee for Best Documentary Feature

  • Ben Fowlie, Executive and Artistic Director, Points North Institute
  • Eric Hynes, Curator of Film, Museum of the Moving Image
  • Karen McMullen, Festival Director + Head of Programming, Urbanworld Film Festival; Senior Programmer, DOC NYC
  • Sky Sitney, Co-Founder and Festival Director, DC/DOX
  • Abby Sun, Director of Artist Programs, International Documentary Association

Nominating Committee for Best International Feature

  • Thelma Adams, Film Critic, AARP; Chair of New York Film Critics Circle
  • David Fear, Chief Film Critic, Rolling Stone
  • Jon Frosch, Reviews Editor and Film Critic, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Wendy Ide, Chief Film Critic, The Observer; Critic, Screen International
  • Guy Lodge, Film Critic, Variety, The Observer

Nominating Committee for Breakthrough Director Presented by Cadillac

  • Carlos Aguilar, Film Critic, Freelance
  • Lindsey Bahr, Film Writer, Associated Press
  • Lovia Gyarkye, Critic, The Hollywood Reporter
  • David Sims, Staff Writer, Culture, The Atlantic
  • Jourdain Searles, Film Critic, Freelance

Nominating Committee for Outstanding Lead Performance, Supporting Performance, and Breakthrough Performer

  • Monica Castillo, Freelance Film Critic; Senior Film Programmer, Jacob Burns Film Center
  • Robert Daniels, Associate Editor,
  • Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV (Kansas City)
  • Tim Grierson, Senior U.S. Critic, Screen International; author, This Is How You Make a Movie
  • Tomris Laffly, Film Critic, New York Film Critics Circle

Nominating Committee for Breakthrough Series (Short & Long Form) and Outstanding Performance in a New Series

  • Judy Berman, TV Critic, TIME
  • Jen Chaney, TV Critic, New York Magazine, Vulture
  • Valerie Complex, Associate editor and film writer, Deadline
  • Daniel Fienberg, Chief Television Critic, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Melanie McFarland, TV Critic & Senior Culture Writer, Salon

About the Gotham Film & Media Institute
The Gotham celebrates and nurtures independent film and media creators, providing career-building resources, access to industry influencers, and pathways to wider recognition. The organization, under the leadership of Executive Director and award-winning producer Jeffrey Sharp, fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent storytelling community through its year-round programs, which include Gotham Week, Gotham Labs, Filmmaker Magazine, the Gotham Awards, Gotham EDU, Owning It, and Expanding Communities.

About the Gotham Awards
The Gotham Awards is the first major awards show of the awards season that honors outstanding and groundbreaking voices in storytelling. For over 30 years, The Gotham Awards provides support for the work that The Gotham Film & Media Institute does year-round to celebrate and nurture film and media creators with vital resources to bring their work to fruition.