The Jennifer Lopez-starring film has grossed over $100 million at the U.S. box office

By Ale Russian
October 25, 2019 10:53 AM

Movie awards season is officially here!

The first nominations of the 2020 season arrived Thursday thanks to the 29th Annual IFP Gotham Awards, which are voted on by a select group of New York City-based journalists. The awards also focus on independent films and don’t count big studio offerings in the mix.

Hustlers received a nomination for best feature after opening to critical acclaim in September. The STXFilms release exceeded expectations to open to an estimated $33.2 million across 3,250 theaters. It’s since gone to on gross over $100 million at the U.S. box office.

The movie, based on a New York Magazine article, follows a band of former strippers, led by Ramona (Jennifer Lopez), who come together to turn the tables on their Wall Street Clients. In addition to Lopez and Wu’s buzzy leading roles, the film also stars Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, and features memorable appearances from Cardi B, Lizzo, and Usher.

In addition to the competitive awards, Gotham Tributes will be given to actors Laura Dern and Sam Rockwell, director Ava DuVernay, and the Gotham Industry Tribute to Glen Basner.

The 29th Annual IFP Gotham Awards take place on Monday, Dec. 2nd in New York City

Read on for the full list of nominees:


Best Feature

The Farewell


Marriage Story

Uncut Gems


Best Documentary

American Factory

Apollo 11

The Edge of Democracy

Midnight Traveler

One Child Nation

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Laure De Clermont-Tonnerre for The Mustang (Focus Features)

Kent Jones for Diane (IFC Films)

Joe Talbot for The Last Black Man in San Francisco (A24)

Olivia Wilde for Booksmart (United Artists Releasing)

Phillip Youmans for Burning Cane (ARRAY Releasing)

| Credit: Francois Duhamel / Annapurna Pictures

Best Screenplay

The Farewell, Lulu Wang (A24)

High Flying Bird, Tarell Alvin McCraney (Netflix)

The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Jimmie Fails, Joe Talbot, Rob Richert (A24)

Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach (Netflix)

Midsommar, Ari Aster (A24)

Best Actor

Willem Dafoe in The Lighthouse (A24)

Adam Driver in Marriage Story (Netflix)

Aldis Hodge in Clemency (NEON)

André Holland in High Flying Bird (Netflix)

Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems (A24)

Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems
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Best Actress

Awkwafina in The Farewell ( A24)

Elisabeth Moss in Her Smell (Gunpowder & Sky)

Mary Kay Place in Diane (IFC Films)

Florence Pugh in Midsommar (A24)

Alfre Woodard in Clemency (NEON)

Breakthrough Actor

Julia Fox in Uncut Gems (A24)

Aisling Franciosi in The Nightingale (IFC Films)

Chris Galust in Give Me Liberty (Music Box Films)

Noah Jupe in Honey Boy (Amazon Studios)

Jonathan Majors in The Last Black Man in San Francisco (A24)

Taylor Russell in Waves (A24)

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Breakthrough Series – Long Format (over 40 minutes)


David Makes Man

My Brilliant Friend


When They See Us

Breakthrough Series – Short Format (under 40 minutes)



Russian Doll

Tuca & Bertie