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Women Directors Honored with Gotham Film Fest Nominations

Women Directors Honored with Gotham Film Fest Nominations

It’s been a relatively great year for women in film, beginning with The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow becoming the first woman to nab a best director Academy Award! Now, the Gotham Independent Film Awards, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, have honored female-helmed films with several nominations, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Next up, for better or worse depending on what you thought of the film, Lisa Cholodenko’s lesbian family drama starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, The Kids are All Right, landed two nominations as did  Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture. Black Swan starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis is also nominated. 

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It’s been a relatively great year for women in film, beginning with The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow becoming the first woman to nab a best director Academy Award! Now, the Gotham Independent Film Awards, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, have honored female-helmed films with several nominations, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Leading the pack of nominated films with three nods is Debra Granik’s acclaimed – early summer release --Winter’s Bone, about a girl searching for her deadbeat dad in the Ozarks. The film scored nominations for best feature, best ensemble and best breakthrough actor Jennifer Lawrence.

Next up, for better or worse depending on what you thought of the film, Lisa Cholodenko’s lesbian family drama starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, The Kids are All Right, landed two nominations as did Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture. 

The other films up for the best picture besides Bone and Kids, are Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as rival ballerinas with lesbian leanings, the American remake of the vampire flick Let Me In and the Michelle Williams starrer Blue Valentine. 

The Gotham Awards, “focus on independently distributed features from American-born or American-based filmmakers who work within what the group calls ‘an economy of means,’” according to THR.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

<p>Cinephile, cyclist, proud cat lady and unabashed Pretty Little Liars guru.</p>

<p>Cinephile, cyclist, proud cat lady and unabashed Pretty Little Liars guru.</p>