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IFP Announces Gotham Award Nominees

October 27th, 2005 11:43am EDT
CapoteThe Independent Film Project (IFP) just announced the nominations for the 15th Annual Gotham Awards. Winners will be awarded at the ceremony on Nov. 30 in New York City. The nominees were selected by three separate nominating committees composed of critics and film programmers. Nominees for “Best Feature” are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, A History of Violence, Keane, and Me and You and Everyone We Know.

The annual Gotham Awards celebrate the authentic voices behind and in front of the camera in films made this year. By recognizing that the best films come from a place that is more firmly rooted in the grasp of filmmakers - and not made by committee - the Gotham Awards salute the innovative films and filmmakers whose passion and vision make their way onto the screen year after year.

Other nominees are:

Best Documentary
Ballet Russes
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Grizzly Man
Murderball
William Eggleston in the Real World

Breakthrough Director
• Miranda July for Me and You and Everyone We Know
• Bennett Miller for Capote
• Phil Morrison for Junebug
• Andrew Wagner for The Talent Given Us
• Alice Wu for Saving Face

Breakthrough Actor
Amy Adams as "Ashley" in Junebug
• Camilla Belle as "Rose Slavin" in The Ballad of Jack and Rose
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as "Neil" in Mysterious Skin
Terrence Howard as "DJay" in Hustle & Flow
• Damian Lewis as "William Keane" in Keane

Best Ensemble Cast
• Brokeback Mountain - Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Linda Cardellini, Randy Quaid, Anna Faris
Crash - Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Dashon Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate, Nona Gaye, Michael Pena
Good Night, And Good Luck - David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Frank Langella
Nine Lives - Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Elpidia Carrillo, Glenn Close, Stephen Dillane, Dakota Fanning, William Fichtner, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Holly Hunter, Jason Isaacs, Joe Mantegna, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Mary Kay Place, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Aidan Quinn, Miguel Sandoval, Amanda Seyfried, Sissy Spacek, Robin Wright Penn
The Squid and the Whale - Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline