Gotham Awards: “Get Out” And “Call Me”

The Gotham Independent Film Awards, the Iowa caucus of Oscars season, kicked off on Monday with a surprise winner. “Call Me By Your Name” received a big boost, picking up two awards including best feature. The drama, directed by Luca Guadagnino, stars Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet as lovers that meet in 1980s Italy. For most of the evening, “Get Out” seemed like the unstoppable favorite. Jordan Peele picked up multiple awards, sweeping best screenplay, breakthrough director and the audience award for his hit horror drama. Not much to note here in terms of the Oscar sweepstakes: Saorise Ronan, James Franco, and Chalamet won acting awards and all are likely to receive Oscar noms. “Get Out” is a serious contender for screenplay and for a Best Pic nomination.

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