Gotham Award & Spirit Award Predictions

by thelostboy
November 30, 2009 5:15 AM
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It's going to be a very busy week for independent film. Tonight, the Gotham Awards. Tomorrow morning, the Spirit Award nominations. Wednesday & Thursday, the 2010 Sundance Film Festival announces its lineup. For my part, I figured I'd get anticipation going with predictions for the Gotham winners and Spirit nominees. I skimmed them a bit in last week's precursor guide on the main site, but I figured I'd give them the full treatment here today. Gothams first, then Spirits after the jump.

2009 Gotham Award Predictions

BEST FEATURE: The Hurt Locker
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Food, Inc.
BEST ENSEMBLE: A Serious Man
BEST BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR: Robert Siegel
BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR: Ben Foster
BEST FILM NOT PLAYING AT A THEATER NEAR YOU: Everything Strange and New

Spirits after the jump.

2009 Spirit Award Nomination Predictions

BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer)
Adventureland
Goodbye Solo
Humpday
Precious
A Serious Man

BEST DIRECTOR
Ramin Bahrani, Goodbye Solo
Joel & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Lee Daniels, Precious
Lynn Shelton, Humpday
Steven Soderbergh, The Girlfriend Experience

BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
(500) Days of Summer
The Messenger
A Single Man
Sin Nombre
That Evening Sun

BEST SCREENPLAY
Adventureland
Goodbye Solo
Me and Orson Welles
The Messenger
A Serious Man

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
(500) Days of Summer
Cold Souls
Paper Heart
Precious
Sin Nombre

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Shohreh Aghdashloo, The Stoning of Soraya M.
Zooey Deschanel, (500) Days of Summer
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Crazy Heart
Michelle Monaghan, Trucker
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
(Sasha Grey would be an interesting addition... though I'm not quite convinced she can take out any of these 5)

BEST MALE LEAD
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Ben Foster, The Messenger
Hal Holbrook, That Evening Sun
Michael Stuhlberg, A Serious Man
(tough category.. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Souleymane Sy Savane, Jesse Eisenberg, Patton Oswalt and Mark Duplass all make fine choices as well)

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Emily Blunt, Sunshine Cleaning
Mozhan Marno, The Stoning of Soraya M.
Mo'Nique, Precious
Julianne Moore, A Single Man
Samantha Morton, The Messenger

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Robert Duvall, Crazy Heart
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Richard Kind, A Serious Man
Fred Melamed, A Serious Man
Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Girlfriend Experience
Goodbye Solo
Precious
A Serious Man
Sin Nombre

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Award given to the director)
The Cove
Food, Inc
October Country
Valentino: The Last Emperor
We Live In Public

BEST FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the director)
35 Shots of Rum
In The Loop
A Prophet
Summer Hours
The White Ribbon

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2 Comments

  • jake | December 1, 2009 4:32 AMReply

    wrong

  • jason | November 30, 2009 8:29 AMReply

    a screenplay award for humpday??? there was no screenplay. that's kind of the point.

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