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"Manchester by the Sea" Tops Gotham Awards Tally With 4 Nominations
Actors Lucas Hedges, left, Casey Affleck and Kyle Chandler pose together at the "Manchester by the Sea" premiere party during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Park City, Utah. Affleck is nominated for Best Actor, Hedges for Breakthrough Actor, and Manchester by the Sea for Best Feature at the Gotham Awards. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision for Chase Sapphire Preferred/AP Images)
"Moonlight" in running for Best Feature and Screenplay, wins special Jury Award for outstanding acting ensemble
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Director-screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Studios) topped the 2016 Gotham Awards with four nominations--for Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Casey Affleck and Breakthrough Actor for Lucas Hedges.

In the running for Best Feature along with Manchester by the Sea are Certain Women (IFC Films) directed by Kelly Reichardt, Everybody Wants Some!! (Paramount Pictures) helmed by Richard Linklater, Moonlight (A24) directed by Barry Jenkins, and Paterson (Amazon Studios) from director Jim Jarmusch.

Moonlight additionally has already come up a Gotham winner, earning a special Jury Award for outstanding acting ensemble, recognizing a cast which includes Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, Andre Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, and Ashton Sanders.

Up for Best Documentary are director Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson (Janus Films), Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro (Magnolia Pictures), director Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America (ESPN Films), Keith Maitland’s Tower (Kino Lorber) and Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s Weiner (Sundance Selects, Showtime Documentary Films).

Gotham Award winners will be announced and honored during a ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on November 28. The Gotham Film Awards are part of The Independent Film Project’s year-round programs designed to foster a healthy independent filmmaking/storytelling community.

Here's a rundown of 2016 Gotham Award nominations spanning features and TV:

Best Feature
Certain Women
Kelly Reichardt, director; Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani, producers (IFC Films)

Everybody Wants Some!!
Richard Linklater, director; Megan Ellison, Ginger Sledge, Richard Linklater, producers (Paramount Pictures)

Manchester by the Sea
Kenneth Lonergan, director; Kimberly Steward, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin J. Walsh, producers (Amazon Studios)

Moonlight
Barry Jenkins, director; Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, producers (A24)

Paterson
Jim Jarmusch, director; Joshua Astrachan, Carter Logan, producers (Amazon Studios)
 

Best Documentary
Cameraperson
Kirsten Johnson, director; Marilyn Ness, producer (Janus Films)

I Am Not Your Negro
Raoul Peck, director; Rémi Grellety, Raoul Peck, Hébert Peck, producers (Magnolia Pictures)

O.J.: Made in America
Ezra Edelman, director; Caroline Waterlow, Ezra Edelman, Tamara Rosenberg, Nina Krstic, Deirdre Fenton, Erin Leyden, producers (ESPN Films)

Tower
Keith Maitland, director; Keith Maitland, Megan Gilbride, Susan Thomson, producers (Kino Lorber, Independent Lens)

Weiner
Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, directors and producers (Sundance Selects and Showtime Documentary Films)
 

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Robert Eggers for The Witch (A24)

Anna Rose Holmer for The Fits (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert for Swiss Army Man (A24)

Trey Edward Shults for Krisha (A24)

Richard Tanne for Southside with You (Roadside Attractions and Miramax)

Best Screenplay
Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan (CBS Films)

Love & Friendship, Whit Stillman (Amazon Studios)

Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan (Amazon Studios)

Moonlight, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; Screenplay by Barry Jenkins (A24)

Paterson, Jim Jarmusch (Amazon Studios)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Studios)

Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water (CBS Films)

Adam Driver in Paterson (Amazon Studios)

Joel Edgerton in Loving (Focus Features)

Craig Robinson in Morris from America (A24)
 

Best Actress
Kate Beckinsale in Love & Friendship (Amazon Studios)

Annette Bening in 20th Century Women (A24)

Isabelle Huppert in Elle (Sony Pictures Classics)

Ruth Negga in Loving (Focus Features)

Natalie Portman in Jackie (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Breakthrough Actor
Lily Gladstone in Certain Women (IFC Films)

Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Studios)

Royalty Hightower in The Fits (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Sasha Lane in American Honey (A24)

Anya Taylor-Joy in The Witch (A24)

TELEVISION
Breakthrough Series – Long Form
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna, creators; Marc Webb, Rachel Bloom, Aline Brosh McKenna, Erin Ehrlich, executive producers (The CW)

The Girlfriend Experience, Lodge Kerrigan, Amy Seimetz, creators; Steven Soderbergh, Philip Fleischman, Amy Seimetz, Lodge Kerrigan, Jeff Cuban, Gary Marcus, executive producers (Starz)

Horace and Pete, Louis C.K., creator; M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Vernon Chatman, Dino Stamatopoulos, executive producers (louisck.net)

Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Melissa Rosenberg, creator; Melissa Rosenberg, Liz Friedman, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Jim Chory, Jeph Loeb, Howard Klein, executive producers (Netflix)

Master of None, Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, creators; Michael Schur, David Miner, Dave Becky, executive producers (Netflix)

Breakthrough Series – Short Form
The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo, Brian Jordan Alvarez, creator (YouTube)

Her Story, Jen Richards and Laura Zak, creators (herstoryshow.com)

The Movement, Darnell Moore, Host (Mic.com)

Sitting in Bathrooms with Trans People, Dylan Marron, creator (Seriously.TV)

Surviving, Reagan Gomez, creator (YouTube)

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