‘The Diary Of A Teenage Girl’ Leads Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations


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The Diary of a Teenage Girl is set for a big night at the 25th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards next month after scoring four nominations.

The romantic drama starring Bel Powley will compete in the Best Feature, Breakthrough Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress categories, while Cate Blanchett’s Carol has scored nods for the Best Actress, Best Feature and Best Screenplay trophies.


Heaven Knows What, Spotlight, and Tangerine will go up against the films in the Best Feature category, while I’ll See You in My Dreams’s Blythe Danner, Room‘s Brie Larson, Grandma‘s Lily Tomlin, and Welcome to Me‘s Kristen Wiig have been nominated alongside Blanchett and Powley in the Best Actress category.

Meanwhile, James White‘s Christopher Abbott, Results‘s Kevin Corrigan, Love & Mercy‘s Paul Dano, Experimenter‘s Peter Sarsgaard, and 99 Homes‘s Michael Shannon will battle it out for Best Actor, and Love & Mercy, Spotlight and While We’re Young have been shortlisted for the Best Screenplay honor opposite Carol and The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

The prize-giving ceremony, which often picks out Oscar winners, takes place on November 30 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

The main nominations are as follows:

Best Feature:


The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Heaven Knows What



Best Documentary:

Approaching the Elephant

Cartel Land

Heart of a Dog

Listen to Me Marlon

The Look of Silence

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award:

Desiree Akhavan for Appropriate Behavior

Jonas Carpigano for Mediterranea

Marielle Heller for The Diary of a Teenage Girl

John Magary for The Mend

Josh Mond for James White

Best Screenplay:


The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Love & Mercy


While We’re Young

Best Actor:

Christopher Abbott in James White

Kevin Corrigan in Results

Paul Dano in Love & Mercy

Peter Sarsgaard in Experimenter

Michael Shannon in 99 Homes

Best Actress:

Cate Blanchett in Carol

Blythe Danner in I’ll See You in My Dreams

Brie Larson in Room

Bel Powley in The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Lily Tomlin in Grandma

Kristen Wiig in Welcome to Me

Breakthrough Actor:

Rory Culkin in Gabriel

Arielle Holmes in Heaven Knows What

Lola Kirke in Mistress America

Kitana Kiki Rodriguez in Tangerine

Mya Taylor in Tangerine

Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Directors ‘Live the Dream’ grant:

Claire Carre for Embers

Deb Shoval for AWOL

Chanelle Aponte Pearson for 195 Lewis


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