The nominations for the 33rd annual Gotham Awards were unveiled on Tuesday by Jeffrey Sharp, Executive Director of The Gotham Film & Media Institute, and Kia Brooks, Deputy Director at The Gotham Film & Media Institute. Andrew Haigh‘s critically acclaimed drama All of Us Strangers nabbed the most nominations with four, garnering nods for Best Feature and Best Screenplay as well as acting noms for Andrew Scott and Claire Foy.
Other noteworthy queer-centric nominations were announced in the Outstanding Lead in a Feature category included Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor for Origin; Franz Rogowski for Passages and Lily Gladstone for The Unknown Country.
Nominations featuring LGBTQ content in the TV category included Jacob Anderson for Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire and Bella Ramsey for The Last of Us earned acting nominations while both of the series were nominated for Breakthrough Television Over 40 Minutes as well. The comedy Rain Dogs starring Jack Farthing and the drama High School based on Tegan and Sara Quin‘s best-selling memoir, was nominated in the Breakthrough Television Over 40 Minutes category.
As always, it promises to be a competitive awards season. That said, it’s unfortunate that some Gotham Awards-friendly LGBTQ-centric titles were noticeably absent from this year’s nominations including Trace Lysette‘s Monica, which made history as the first film led by a transgender actor to debut at the Venice Film Festival, as well as Roger Ross Williams‘s feature directorial debut, Cassandro starring Gael Garcia Bernal.
Absurdist queer comedies Bottoms and Dicks: The Musicals didn’t make the cut and Randall Park‘s New York-set Shortcomings featuring Sherry Cola was also missing from the nomination list. The Ben Platt comedy Theater Camp was also benched.
The Gotham Awards will take place on November 27 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.