Still from "The Rider" Courtesy of The Atlantic
The nominations for the 2018 Gotham Awards were recently announced and some Grad Film alumni were among those chosen. The Gotham Awards are presented by the Independent Film Project and are normally an early indicator of the years Academy Awards race.
Alum Chloé Zhao's The Rider was nominated for Best Feature. The film, which has received lots of praise since it premiered at Cannes, was produced by fellow alum Mollye Asher.
Won't You Be My Neighbor? a documentary produced by thesis student Nicholas Ma, about the life of Mr. Rogers, received a nomination for Best Documentary.
Alum Tamara Jenkins was nominated for Best Screenplay for the script of her film Private Life. In addition to her screenplay, the film was also nominated for Best Actress for Kathryn Hahn's performance.
Professor Spike Lee's film BlacKkKlansman received a nomination for Best Actor for Adam Driver. Additionally, alum Debra Granik's film Leave No Trace received two acting nominations, for Best Actor and Breakthrough Actor.
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