This has been a fantastic year for Jordan Peele’s Get Out. Not only did the movie do amazingly well on its release at cinemas, generating over 254 million at the box office, but it has also been snapping up awards and nominations all over the place – and it has just now won three Gotham awards.
The Gotham Independent Film Awards ran in its 27th year last night in New York, with Get Out ambitiously nominated in four categories. This has been a strong year for independent film and the movie faced stiff competition from the likes of The Florida Project, I, Tonya and Columbus.
Despite losing out on Best Feature to Luca Guadagnino’s romance Call Me by Your Name, it did manage to snap up three awards, making it the biggest overall winner of the ceremony.
Jordan Peele won both Best Screenplay and Best Director for his socially conscious horror film, with Get Out also taking the Audience Award. This success had continued over from last week, where the film was nominated for five awards at Gotham’s West coast equivalent, the Spirit Awards. We’ll need to wait till early next year to see how it does over there.
Alongside these wins, there has been a lot of buzz around the film outside of the independent film circuit and the film is expected to do well at the upcoming Golden Globes (despite its confusing comedy category nomination) and the Academy Awards.
With these ceremonies taking place in January and March of next year respectively, there’s plenty of time for Get Out to keep up its reign of glory. The film’s success doesn’t’ seem to be dying down any time soon and will likely only keep building as it rolls through to next year, when it is even possible that we may hear of a sequel in the works.