Gotham Awards 2022
The nominations for the 2022 Gotham Awards were announced in New York yesterday evening. Every year, these awards are given to the most innovative independent productions and represent the first major awards ceremony of the fall season.
The lineup of nominations includes ten movies from the Venice International Film Festival and a total of 16 nominations. The five movies competing for best feature include Tàr by Todd Field, in Competition at the 79th Venice International Film Festival, as well as two movies from the Biennale College Cinema: The Cathedral by Ricky D’Ambrose (USA) and Dos Estaciones by Juan Pablo González (Mexico).
The greatest number of nominations overall, five, went to the movie Tàr by Todd Field, in Competition at the 79th Venice International Film Festival. It was nominated for best feature, best screenplay (Todd Field), outstanding lead performance (Cate Blanchett, who received the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress at the 79th Venice International Film Festival) and two outstanding supporting performances (Nina Hoss and Noémie Merlant). Two nominations each also went to Bones and All by Luca Guadagnino, to Taylor Russell (who received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress at the 79th Venice International Film Festival) and Mark Rylance; and to The Whale by Darren Aronofsky, for the performances by Brendan Fraser and Hong Chau. Both films participated in Competition at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
A nomination for best documentary feature went to the movie that won the Golden Lion at the 79th Venice International Film Festival, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed by Laura Poitras. Of the six overall nominations for best international feature, four went to movies that competed at the Venice International Film Festival in 2022 and 2021: Athena by Romain Gavras (79th Venice International Film Festival), The Banshees of Inisherin by Martin McDonagh (Award for Best Screenplay and Coppa Volpi for Best Actor at the 79th Venice International Film Festival), Happening by Audrey Diwan (Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival), Saint Omer by Alice Diop (Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize and the Lion of the Future – "Luigi De Laurentiis" Venice Award for a Debut Film at the 79th Venice International Film Festival).
Besides Tàr by Todd Field, the five nominations for best feature include two movies from the Biennale College Cinema, La Biennale di Venezia's laboratory dedicated to training young people, which celebrated its first decade of activity in 2022: The Cathedral by Ricky D’Ambrose (USA, presented at the 2021 Festival and selected for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival) and Dos Estaciones by Juan Pablo González (Mexico), both of which participated in the Biennale College Cinema selections and workshops in 2020-2021 and 2017- 2018, respectively.
La Biennale di Venezia sends its sincere congratulations to all the people and productions nominated. As previously announced, the Venice International Film Festival and its Artistic Director Alberto Barbera will receive an award at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Gotham Awards – which will be held in New York on November 28 - for their significant impact on independent U.S. film.