‘Get Out’ And ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Just Got Huge Boosts In The Oscar Race
NEW YORK — As the Oscar race comes into soft focus, two movies whose buzz dates back to January look ready to define the derby. “Get Out” swept several top honors at Monday night’s Gotham Awards, while “Call Me by Your Name” confiscated the top prize.
The Gothams inaugurate honors season about two weeks before the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations arrive. They give a peek at the independent films vying for Oscar’s love — at least the American ones “made with an economy of signifies, ” per regulations.
“Get Out” and “Call Me by Your Name, ” which both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, ought to have two of the year’s most acclaimed releases. The former picked up the Gothams’ Breakthrough Director Award and Best Screenplay( both to Jordan Peele ), as well as the Audience Award. “Call Me by Your Name” nabbed Breakthrough Actor( for Timothee Chalamet) and Best Feature.