The 2020-21 Awards season received its first Distinguished Awards with the 30th Annual Gautam Awards. Last year’s best films, performances, and television series received eleven competitive awards. Films featuring multiple nominees included “The First Cow,” “Sometimes, Sometimes Not,” “Nodeland,” and “St. Francis.” The best performers of the year were women-directed films, the first in the 30-year history of the Gautam Awards.
In addition to the 11 competitive categories, the 30th Gautam Awards presented five tribute awards throughout the ceremony, including the late Chadwick Bosman (actor tribute, posthumous), Viola Davis (actress tribute), Steve McQueen (director). Tribute), Ryan Murphy (Industry) tribute, and Aaron Sarkin’s “Chicago 7 Trial” cast.
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The first award of the night went to Kingsley Ben Adair, who appeared on camera from a hotel in London, to the breakout of “One Night in Miami”. Using his brief acceptance speech, the actor called his fellow nominee Sydney Flagan “excellent, sometimes not,” his performance “excellent.” At the start of the awards season, Flanagan won Best Actress from the New York Critics Circle.
Radha Blank was unpretentious in accepting the Best Screenplay award for her breakout feature “Forty Years Old Version” (“Holy Goddard, Holy Dirt,”). He said at the beginning of his speech, “I’m kind of surprised,” which was tied to Dan Celt’s “Fourteen.” The joint best screenplay award later was the second match of the evening.
Viola Davis, in an actress tribute speech, highlighted the importance of acting in August Wilson’s adaptation of “The Black End of My Rhine,” for which she is at the forefront of receiving Oscar nominations. “Whites have always been the guardians of the black experience. Well, I have the privilege of being part of the legacy of sovereignty and agency. August Wilson was not only able to make history in Black America, but to make our humanity. How we loved, how we dreamed, how we hoped, how we go crazy, our humor. Thank you for acknowledging August’s work through me. Thanks. “
Appearing during a virtual telecast to honor Ryan Murphy, recipient of the Nicole Kidman Industry Tribute, he said, “He’s skilled behind the words, a proverbial triple threat: a producer, a writer, and a television personality. , Film and theater director; Sachey Dil Ryan’s work has the potential to expose all kinds of people. He has done so for decades now. Murphy has used his speech to capture both large and small productions in front of the camera and What to continue to add behind.
The “Trial of Chicago 7” cast, which also included Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Sacha Baron Cohen, recorded a message from various locations to celebrate the Tribute Award in their name. “Half a century after the Chicago 7 trial, peaceful protesters are being reunited with tear gas; our own leaders have to be dismayed at political intervals,” the cast’s message said. Has been founded. “If nothing else, it reminds me of the work that still needs to be done to end the division. The Chicago 7 lawsuit happened then, but it’s happening now, and it would happen by then,” he said. As long as the United States does not adhere to its ideology of freedom and justice.
“12 Years of Slavery” Oscar winner Lupita Nyong honored director tribute winner Steve McQueen in a pre-recorded video, saying, “They’re interested in what history and imagination are about who we are. “He’s talking to history, but he’s also telling us his story.” The connection between Steve’s story and the larger social context is what makes these films so resonant. They are timely reminders of what has changed and, more importantly, what has not. These films inform, educate, inspire, leave us hopeful, sad and happy. Only Steve can capture the chemistry of such crude and hybrid emotions.
See the full list of nominees for the 2020 Gautam Award below.
“The first cow”
“Sometimes sometimes never”
“Our Time Machine”
“One Thousand Deductions” (winner) – TIE
“Time” (winner) – TIE
Best international feature
“Feature Identification” (winner)
Bangham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Carlo Mirabella Davis, “Swallow”
Radha Blank, “Forty Years Old Version”
Andrew Petersen, “The Destruction of the Night” (winner)
Transforming the Godfrey People, “Miss June 19th”
Alex Thompson, “St. Francis”
“Bad Education,” Mike Makowski
“The First Cow,” John Raymond and Kelly Richard
“Forty years old version,” Radha Blank (winner) – TIE
“Fourteen,” Dan Celt (winner) – TIE
James Montgomery and Craig Singer, “The Destruction of the Night,”
Riz Ahmed, “The Voice of Metal” (WINNER)
Chadwick Bosman, “The Dark Down of Ma Raine Ni”
Jewish law, “nest”
John Magaro, “The First Cow”
Jesse Pleimans, “I’m thinking of ending things.”
Nicole Bihari, “Miss June 19th” (winner)
Jesse Buckley, “I’m thinking of ending things.”
John Jung Yoon, “Minaret”
Carrie Cowan, “Nest”
Francis McDormand, “Nomadland”
Sydney Flynn, “Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes Never”
Jasmine Batcheler, “Surgeon”
Kelly O’Sullivan, “St. Francis”
Orion Lee, “The First Cow”
Kingsley Ben Adair, “One Night in Miami” (winner)
Progress Series – Long Form (over 40 minutes)
Progress Series – Short form (less than 40 minutes)
“I can destroy you” (winner)
“Taste the Nation”
“work in progress”
Fans Award: “Nomadland”
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