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14 Sundance Projects Nominated for Gotham Awards

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Earlier this morning, the nominations from the 31st annual Gotham Awards were announced, and the Sundance Institute would like to congratulate the teams behind 14 projects that screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020 and 2021, and/or were supported by the Institute’s artist support programs.

Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut, Passing, was nominated for Best Feature, as well as for the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award, Best Screenplay, Outstanding Lead Performance for Tessa Thompson, and Outstanding Supporting Performance for Ruth Negga. And in the Best Documentary Feature category, all five nominees — Ascension, Faya Dayi, Flee, President, and Summer Of Soul — had their world premieres at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

See the full list of Sundance-supported nominees below (noted in bold), and watch the ceremony live on Facebook on November 29 to see who takes home Gotham Awards.


BEST FEATURE

The Green Knight

The Lost Daughter

Passing

Pig

Test Pattern

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Ascension

Faya Dayi

Flee

President

Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

BINGHAM RAY BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD

Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Lost Daughter (Netflix)

Edson Oda for Nine Days (Sony Pictures Classics)

Rebecca Hall for Passing (Netflix)

Emma Seligman for Shiva Baby (Utopia Distribution)

Shatara Michelle Ford for Test Pattern (Kino Lorber)

BEST SCREENPLAY

The Card Counter, Paul Schrader (Focus Features)

El Planeta, Amalia Ulman (Utopia Distribution)

The Green Knight, David Lowery (A24)

The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal (Netflix)

Passing, Rebecca Hall (Netflix)

Red Rocket, Sean Baker & Chris Bergoch (A24)

OUTSTANDING LEAD PERFORMANCE

Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter (Netflix)

Frankie Faison in The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (Gravitas Ventures)

Michael Greyeyes in Wild Indian (Vertical Entertainment)

Brittany S. Hall in Test Pattern (Kino Lorber)

Oscar Isaac in The Card Counter (Focus Features)

Taylour Paige in Zola (A24)

Joaquin Phoenix in C’mon C’mon (A24)

Simon Rex in Red Rocket (A24)

Lili Taylor in Paper Spiders (Entertainment Squad)

Tessa Thompson in Passing (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

Reed Birney in Mass (Bleecker Street)

Jessie Buckley in The Lost Daughter (Netflix)

Colman Domingo in Zola (A24)

Gaby Hoffmann in C’mon C’mon (A24)

Troy Kotsur in CODA (Apple)

Marlee Matlin in CODA (Apple)

Ruth Negga in Passing (Netflix)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER

Emilia Jones in CODA (Apple)

Natalie Morales in Language Lessons (Shout! Studios)

Rachel Sennott in Shiva Baby (Utopia Distribution)

Suzanna Son in Red Rocket (A24)

Amalia Ulman in El Planeta (Utopia Distribution)

BREAKTHROUGH NONFICTION SERIES

City So Real, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Alex Kotlowitz, Gordon Quinn, Betsy Steinberg, Jolene Pinder, executive producers (National Geographic)

Exterminate All the Brutes, Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety, executive producers (HBO/HBO Max)

How To with John Wilson, John Wilson, creator; Nathan Fielder, John Wilson, Michael Koman, Clark Reinking, executive producers (HBO/HBO Max)

Philly D.A., Ted Passon, Yoni Brook, Nicole Salazar, creators; Dawn Porter, Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen, Ryan Chanatry, Gena Konstantinakos, Jeff Seelbach, Patty Quillin, executive producers (Topic, Independent Lens, PBS)Pride, Christine Vachon, Sydney Foos, Danny Gabai, Kama Kaina, Stacy Scripter, Alex Stapleton (FX)

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