AWARDS INTELLIGENCER: The Gotham Awards 2023 – Thelma Adams reports

The Gothams get out in front of the awards season as actors return to the red carpet, and stylists heave sighs of relief. On Monday night, November 27, while I was chugging Nyquil, the Gotham Awards unfolded at Cipriani’s Downtown in Manhattan. First awarded 32 years ago in 1991, the baby sister to the West Coast Film Independent Spirit Awards launched in 1984, the event’s original mission prioritized recognizing indies as opposed to Oscars. It’s since sacrificed some of its indie street cred with a slew of special awards to attract the big-name stars (Leo! Bobby! Penelope! Greta! Bradley! Margot!), exploiting the night’s current position as the first awards ceremony out of the gate.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Gotham Awards’ Breakthrough Director Award nominees are all Women – Brandy McDonnell reports

As the 2023 Gotham Awards launch the cinematic awards season, the Gotham Awards have singled out 20 feature films, 11 series, and 30 performances in 10 award categories. One of those awards categories is the coveted Best Breakthrough Director Award. All five nominees competing in the Breakthrough Director Award are women.

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