The traditional first prize of the awards season immediately makes it clear how things are changing, at the Gotham Awards a historic achievement is celebrated: the nominees for the best film are all directed by women.
I Gotham Awards they are traditionally the first stop of the awards season, dedicated to independent cinema. The announcement of the nominations for the 30th edition shows that this year will be a historic edition: for the first time all the nominees for best film are directed by women. Among these The Assistant of Kitty Green, First Cow of Kelly Reichardt, Never rarely sometimes always of Eliza Hittman, the Golden Lion of Venice, Nomadland of Chloe Zhao, e Relic of Natalie Erika James.
Posthumous nomination, in the best actor category, for Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which will most likely be repeated in the other awards, up to the Oscar. Besides him, Ahmed Rice per Sound of Metal, Jude Law per The Nest, John Magaro in First Cow e Jesse Plemons per I’m Thinking of Ending Things.
These are not the most significant awards to get an idea of the direction in which the awards season will go in the coming months, just think of the failure to nominate for Vanessa Kirby O Carey Mulligan.