First Cow leads Gotham Awards nominations, Chadwick Boseman up for Best Actor

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Director Kelly Reichardt's film is up for acting awards, Best Screenplay, and Best Feature, a category in which it will battle with The Assistant, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Nomadland, and Relic.

There are also multiple nods for Nomadland, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, The Nest, Miss Juneteenth, and Never Rarely Sometimes Always, and the late Chadwick Boseman has scored a Best Actor mention for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - he'll be up against Sound of Metal's Riz Ahmed, The Nest's Jude Law, John Magaro (First Cow) and Jesse Plemons (I’m Thinking of Ending Things).

The Gothams, which traditionally kickstart the movie awards season, will be held on 11 January (21) at Cipriani Wall Street, but without in-person attendees.

The list of nominations is:

Best Feature

The Assistant

First Cow

Never Rarely Sometimes Always



Best Documentary

76 Days

City Hall

Our Time Machine

A Thousand Cuts


Best International Feature



Cuties (Mignonnes)

Identifying Features

Martin Eden


Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Radha Blank, The Forty-Year-Old Version

Channing Godfrey Peoples, Miss Juneteenth

Alex Thompson, Saint Frances

Carlo Mirabella-Davis, Swallow

Andrew Patterson, The Vast of Night

Best Screenplay

Bad Education, Mike Makowsky

First Cow, Jon Raymond, Kelly Reichardt

The Forty-Year-Old Version, Radha Blank

Fourteen, Dan Sallitt

The Vast of Night, James Montague, Craig Sanger

Best Actor

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Jude Law in The Nest

John Magaro, First Cow

Jesse Plemons, I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Best Actress

Nicole Beharie, Miss Juneteenth

Jessie Buckley, I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Carrie Coon, The Nest

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Breakthrough Actor

Jasmine Batchelor, The Surrogate

Kingsley Ben-Adir, One Night in Miami…

Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Orion Lee, First Cow

Kelly O’Sullivan, Saint Frances

Breakthrough Series - Long Format

The Great

Immigration Nation




Breakthrough Series – Short Format



I May Destroy You

Taste the Nation

Work in Progress

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