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'12 Years A Slave' Leads Gotham Award Nominees; 'Inside Llewyn Davis, 'Upstream Color' & More Earn Nods

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2013 10:44 AM
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12 Years A Slave
... and here we go. Even though we're not even in November, and with two more months of movies and awards season contenders to come, the Gotham Independent Film Awards have announced their nominees for 2013. While this may be "the first major awards ceremony of the film season," the real accomplishment here is shining a light on the kind of well-made, acclaimed movies that will unfortunately be forgotten as the heavier hitters with more money behind them elbow their way to the Dolby Theater in February.

Exclusive: Scams & Cans In Clip From SXSW & Spirit Award Winning 'Gimme The Loot'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2013 10:59 AM
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For his debut feature "Gimme The Loot," writer/director Adam Leon could not have asked for things to go better. After premiering at the SXSW Film Festival in 2012 where it won the the Grand Jury prize for Best Narrative Feature, the movie took off, hitting Cannes, London, Deauville and more in a 'round the world journey on the festival circuit that culminated with a win at the Spirit Awards, with Leon earning Someone To Watch Honors. Oh, and that's not all -- now, as the film is gearing up to hit theaters, it has earned the stamp of Jonathan Demme, who will officially present "Gimme The Loot."

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