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by The Gotham Staff on June 20, 2024

Film Categories Announced

New York, NY (June 20, 2024) – The Gotham Film & Media Institute (The Gotham) announced today that the 34th Annual Gotham Awards will take place on Monday, December 2, 2024 and the 2025 Gotham TV Awards will be held in New York on Monday, June 2, 2025.

This year’s Gotham Awards will focus on honoring work in film with the following categories: Best Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best International Feature, Outstanding Lead Performance, Outstanding Supporting Performance, Breakthrough Director Award and Best Screenplay. This year will also include the competitive categories of Breakthrough Performer (returning after a brief hiatus) and Best Director (which is new). All television award categories will be presented at the Gotham TV Awards. 

During the 33rd Annual Gotham Awards, which were held on November 27, 2023, Celine Song’s nuanced and poignant drama Past Lives took home Best Feature, Justine Triet’s gripping Anatomy of a Fall earned wins for Best International Feature and Best Screenplay (co-written with Justine Triet by Arthur Harari), Lily Gladstone won Outstanding Lead Performance for her poetic performance in The Unknown Country, and Charles Melton scored the Gotham Award for Outstanding Supporting Performance for his unexpected turn in May December.

At the inaugural Gotham TV Awards ceremony held on June 4, 2024, Baby Reindeer, a unique exploration of stalking and buried traumas created by and starring Richard Gadd, won Breakthrough Limited Series while Mr. & Mrs. Smith, created by Francesca Sloane and Donald Glover and inspired by the 2005 spy movie, won Breakthrough Drama Series. Colin from Accounts, the romcom in which two singles are brought together by a car accident involving a dog, took home the Breakthrough Series Comedy award.

The Premier Sponsor of the 2024 Gotham Awards is Vanity Fair.

About The Gotham Awards

The Gotham Awards honors visionary talent in front of and behind the camera, expands the audience for groundbreaking film and television, and supports the year-round work of the not-for-profit The Gotham Film & Media Institute. With high-profile VIP guests and a superior location, the Gotham Awards provides sponsors with an incomparable setting for a meaningful presence at the first honors of the film awards season.

About the Gotham Film & Media Institute

The Gotham celebrates and nurtures independent film and media creators, providing career-building resources, access to industry influencers, and pathways to wider recognition. The organization, under the leadership of Executive Director and award-winning producer Jeffrey Sharp, fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent storytelling community through its year-round programs, which include Gotham Week, Gotham International, Filmmaker Magazine, the Gotham Awards, Gotham EDU, Owning It, and Expanding Communities.

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