Gotham Award Nominations: “Aftersun,” “What We Leave Behind,” & More

Gotham Awards are in the nominations. Charlotte Wells’ debut film, “Aftersons,” a scene inside a father and daughter’s seaside vacation, is up for best feature. It is the only female-directed film to compete for the top honor of the night.

Five titles are in the running for Best Documentary Feature and two of them are starring women: Laurus Poitras’ “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” a portrait by artist Nan Goldin and her mission to hold the Sackler family accountable for the opioid crisis. , and Ileana Sosa’s “What We Leave Behind”, a tribute to the director’s grandfather that describes his efforts to build a home in rural Mexico.

Three of the six films nominated for Best International Feature are directed by women. Marie Kreutzer’s “Courses”, an unconventional biopic of Austria’s Empress Elizabeth, is linked to “Happening”. Audrey Dewan’s play about a woman trying to find an abortion, and “Saint Omer,” Alice Diop’s modern-day Medea is based on the myth.

Three of the six nominees for the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award are also women. Wells nodded, as did Antoinetta Alamat Kusijanovic and Beth d’Araujo. Kucijanovic is being recognized for “Murina”, a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl who is drawn to her father’s wealthy friend, and D’Araujo for “Soft and Quiet”, a thriller. who follows an elementary school teacher. Non-binary filmmaker Jen Schönbrun is also in the running for the honors of “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair”, the story of a teenager who becomes obsessed with an online role-playing game.

Two of the three nominated in the Best Screenplay category are women: Lena Dunham and Sarah Polley. The former are being honored for “Catherine Called Birdie”, a 13th-century comedy about a teenage girl trying to avoid marriage, and the latter for “Women Talking”, a sexual A look inside the secluded religious community dealing with the aftermath of the attacks.

Acting nominees include “Tils” Danielle Deadweiler (Outstanding Lead Performance) and “The Whale” Hong Chow (Outstanding Supporting Performance).

go to deadline To see the rest of the movie nominees and TV nominees. The Gotham Awards are due out on November 28. Michelle Williams is set to receive a performer tribute.