This year's Gotham Independent Film Awards, one of the two major awards shows devoted to indie film, will be hosted by actors Oliver Platt and Edie Falco, the Independent Feature Project (IFP) announced on Wednesday.
As respected New York-based actors with credits in independent film, Platt and Falco fit the typical mold for Gotham hosts (though both are currently best-known for their work on Showtime television series, Platt on The Big C and Falco on Nurse Jackie). The ceremony will take place on November 28 in New York.
IFP also announced the five top nominees for the Gotham Independent Film Audience Award, chosen from a field of award-winners at 50 North American film festivals. The nominees include Justin Lerner's Girlfriend, Justin Chadwick's The First Grader and Constance Marks' Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey.
Viewers can vote for their favorite film at the Gotham website.
Girlfriend, Justin Lerner
Buck, Cindy Meehl
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, Constance Marks
Wild Horse, Wild Ride, Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus
The First Grader, Justin Chadwick