"A Thousand and One" Emerges Strong: Gotham Awards 2023 Celebrates Compelling Tale of Courage and Resilience - AmNews Curtain Raiser


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"A Thousand and One" Emerges Strong: Gotham Awards 2023 Celebrates Compelling Tale of Courage and Resilience



"A Thousand and One" 

Emerges Strong: Gotham Awards 2023 Celebrates Compelling Tale of Courage and Resilience 

The Gotham Awards have unveiled their nominees, showcasing a diverse array of compelling narratives and outstanding performances. "All of Us Strangers," a metaphysical drama delving into a gay man's journey of self-reflection, takes the lead with four nominations, including a Best International Feature nod. Following closely are "Past Lives," a heartfelt exploration of enduring childhood friendships, and "A Thousand and One," a powerful story depicting a single mother's fight for her son, both earning three nominations each. 

These films will contend for the top prize alongside other exceptional works: "Showing Up," a portrait of an artist at a personal and professional crossroads; "Passages," a sexually-charged examination of a caddish directors romantic entanglements; and "Reality," the true story of a former American intelligence specialist who leaked classified information.

In the Best International Feature category, the competition is fierce with the inclusion of the legal thriller "Anatomy of a Fall," the darkly comic fantasy "Poor Things," the heartfelt family drama "Tótem," and "The Zone of Interest," a gripping exploration of Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss.

This year's Gotham Awards mark a significant change, as the ceremony, hosted by the Gotham Film & Media Institute, removed the budget cap of $35 million for eligible films, ushering in a diverse selection of cinematic experiences. Despite this change, the nominations predominantly feature indie studios and arthouse gems, preserving the awards' tradition of celebrating unique and impactful storytelling.

Moreover, the Gotham Awards continue their commitment to inclusivity by eliminating gender-based categories in acting, fostering an environment where talents like Lily Gladstone, Franz Rogowski, and Jeffrey Wright can compete solely on the merit of their performances. The television categories reflect this ethos as well, featuring a vibrant mix of shows, including "Anne Rices Interview With the Vampire," "Dead Ringers," "Im A Virgo," "Swarm," and "The Last of Us.”

As the anticipation builds, the winners of these prestigious awards will be announced on Nov. 27 at a ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The nominees represent the pinnacle of artistic achievement, embodying the diverse and vibrant spirit of contemporary cinema and television.

The winners of the awards will be announced on Nov. 27 at a ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

View the complete list of nominations below:

Best Feature


Past Lives”


Showing Up”

A Thousand and One”

Outstanding Lead Performance

Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Origin”

Lily Gladstone, The Unknown Country”

Greta Lee, Past Lives”

Franz Rogowski, Passages”

Babetida Sadjo, Our Father, The Devil”

Andrew Scott, All of Us Strangers” 

Cailee Spaeny, Priscilla”

Teyana Taylor, A Thousand and One”

Michelle Williams, Showing Up”

Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction”

Outstanding Supporting Performance

Juliette Binoche, The Taste of Things”

Penélope Cruz, Ferrari”

Jamie Foxx, They Cloned Tyrone”

Claire Foy, All of Us Strangers”

Ryan Gosling, Barbie”

Glenn Howerton, BlackBerry”

Sandra Hüller, The Zone of Interest”

Rachel McAdams, Are You There God? Its Me, Margaret”

Charles Melton, May December”

DaVine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers” 

Best Screenplay

All of Us Strangers,” Andrew Haigh

Anatomy of a Fall,” Justine Triet, Arthur Harari

May December,” Samy Burch

R.M.N.,” Cristian Mungiu

The Zone of Interest,” Jonathan Glazer

Best International Feature

All of Us Strangers”

Anatomy of a Fall”

Poor Things”


The Zone of Interest”

Best Documentary Feature

20 Days in Mariupol”

Against the Tide”

Apolonia, Apolonia” 

Four Daughters”

Our Body” 

Breakthrough Director

Raven Jackson,

All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt” 

Georgia Oakley, Blue Jean”

Michelle Garza Cervera, Huesera” 

Celine Song, Past Lives” 

A.V. Rockwell, A Thousand and One”

Outstanding Performance in a New Series

Jacob Anderson, Anne Rices Interview With the Vampire”

Dominique Fishback, Swarm” 

Jharrel Jerome, Im a Virgo”

Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face”

Bel Powley, A Small Light”

Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us” 

Chaske Spencer, The English”

Rachel Weisz, Dead Ringers”

Ali Wong, Beef”

Steven Yeun, Beef”

Breakthrough Television Over 40 Minutes

Anne Rices Interview With the Vampire”

Dead Ringers”

The English”

The Last of Us”

A Small Light”


Breakthrough Television Under 40 Minutes


High School”

“Im A Virgo”

Rain Dogs”


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